ONLINE LIFE COACHING OR THERAPY-- What's the difference?

Coaching -

What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?

Both therapy and coaching are nuanced professions, and it can be difficult to explain all of the differences in a short statement. But I'm going to try. Here goes:

Therapists are uniquely trained to guide people from a place of distress and dysfunction back to normal functioning. Coaches generally start with people who are already at their baseline and help them reach optimal function.

What is coaching?

Coaching is a way to get the perspective, insights, and skills you need to create a business that meets your measures of success: fulfillment, freedom, and financial stability included.

Long story short: I have both the professional training and the practical experience to meet you where you’re at and get you where you want to go.

The coach will ask a multitude of well-thought-out questions tailored to you in order to clarify your goals and identify obstacles and problematic behaviors in order to create action plans to achieve desired results. So think--goals > desired results.

Therapy -relationship with a person who has been licensed by the State. Also this person will be highly educated and will help you as you look at what's not working in your life. The therapist will go into your past history and help you to identify the "roots" of trauma or pain that is coming up and causing problems or pain in your life today. There is opportunity for the use of insurance out-of-network with a mental health diagnosis. (read Rates and Insurance for more info)

I offer ONLINE life coaching or therapy! Stay home or stay in your jammies, or in your private office and enjoy a therapy or a coaching session from your device (iPad, iPhone, computer) and in the comfort of your own office, livingroom, car or favorite chair.


What: Quality Psychotherapy or Life Coaching, Online! Research shows that things like connections and therapy relationships are as effective online as they are in traditional settings.

What is Telehealth/Online Coaching?

It is the provision of healthcare remotely by means of telecommunications technology. Online Sessions allow clients to meet with coaches through live and interactive secured video conferencing.

 Online sessions are a good option for clients who have difficulty coming to the office for therapy due to busy schedules, lack of child care, or for those who live too far from the office. Services are offered through real-time video and audio over the Internet. These sessions are private, confidential, and convenient.

 Just as with in-person sessions, clinicians and clients will work together to build a strong therapeutic alliance to minimize symptomology and improve quality of life.

After assessing the comfortability and suitability for online counseling, we will collaboratively create a unique plan designed to help achieve lasting, long-term, positive outcomes.

Where : Provided to you in the comfort of your own home, office, or even car on your device!

I provide Life Coaching to clients all over the globe! Life Coaching can be local or out of state.

I provide Psychotherapy to residents of the State of Ohio.

Why: I understand the challenges you’re facing. I’ve helped countless clients work through similar problems and I can help you too. If I am not able to help you with your particular challenge, I will refer you to someone who can!

How: I use HIPPA compliant secure video conferencing to make the work of Therapy or Life Coaching convenient AND confidential. All you need is a comfortable private space, good internet, and a smart phone, tablet, laptop or personal computer and we’ll talk together!

Who: I’m a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over a decade of experience providing Therapy, and over 10 years experience in Life Coaching. I specialize in anxiety, depression, general apathy about life, developing passion in your life, stuckness, unhealthy relationship patterns, mindfulness, meditation and difficult transitions.

When : Let’s find some time to talk. We can meet by phone or video for a 10 minute consultation so that we can learn what you need and if I am the right fit for you! I can usually see you within two to three weeks.

This arrangement also saves you drive time to and from my office!

Frequently Asked Questions About Online Coaching or Therapy:

Who Can Use Online Coaching or Therapy? Online Coaching can be utilized by most clients, though there are some limitations. Here is an example of those who will benefit from doing online therapy:

  • Busy parents who don’t have time to schedule.
  • Those with transportation or mobility difficulties.
  • Those who live in rural areas or too far from the office.
  • Those who are living apart who want to do joint sessions.
  • Busy moms while in the car waiting for children’s appointments
  • Those who are housebound
  • Those with chronic illness
  • Career professionals during the lunch break
  • Those not wanting to spend time commuting
  • Coordinating schedule with a spouse problem? – both can attend from different locations
  • Convenience
  • College transition

Is Online Coaching Secure? Yes. A HIPAA-secure video platform is used to protect the privacy of clients and the confidentiality of personal health information.

How do I pay for Online Coaching?

Credit or debit card is required to be on file for Online Coaching, Personal Check, or cash.

Call today to schedule your online assessment session to determine if online coaching or therapy is appropriate for you.

Call 513-706-5950, or email me at [email protected] , for more information

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