Counseling, also known as psychotherapy or therapy, is a process to help create change. It explores the connections between your past experiences, thoughts, and emotions and how they influence the patterns in your life. Counseling focuses on increasing self understanding, learning skills to build on strengths and enhance your quality of life. It can address issues related to healthy relationships, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, self esteem, substance abuse, addiction, domestic violence, managing emotions, healing from past trauma, grief or loss, adjusting to something new in your life, and a variety of other mental health related issues.
Coaching, also known as life coaching, may be what you are looking for. It is typically shorter term than counseling and focuses on providing solution-focused feedback, plan development, and identifying tools related to reaching a specific goal. Coaching is a less intensive process than counseling. It can address areas such as career, education, health and wellness, work/life balance, financial, and personal growth.
Insurance typically does not cover coaching services, but please check with your insurance provider for details on your specific policy.