One of the subjects I am asked for my opinion on most often is the confusion between therapy and coaching. I guess you could say I am uniquely qualified to address this topic because before I trained and certified as a coach, I was a licensed psychotherapist for over twenty years. It has become a complicated, contradictory and at times controversial subject and one that a growing number of people are talking about.
After being asked this question in a number of interviews on other podcasts, I decided it was time to discuss it on The Driven Woman. The point here is not that therapists are better, safer, or more competent across the board. I know many fine coaches who do excellent work and hold themselves to standards of integrity and ethics that equal those of any licensed therapist. I have also known a number of therapists who were mediocre at best.
In this episode, I hope to raise awareness, stimulate some thinking, and most of all, encourage people to trust their intuition and do their homework. In this episode, I make the offer to personally respond to anyone who has a follow-up question on this subject after listening to the full episode. The options are: DM me at IG @coachdiannwingert or email me at [email protected].
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