At Counsel Grove, we understand that life experiences may impact how we feel about ourselves, our loved ones, and the world around us. These feelings often create obstacles in our lives, keeping us from living our full potential. And emotions or feelings like anxiety, stress, fatigue, sadness, shame, grief, anger, and self-doubt, are hard to overcome without support. That’s why we’re here.
Sometimes the most valuable part of counseling is knowing you have a listening ear to help you sort through the feelings and thoughts that trouble you—someone who will highlight your way forward and help you recognize your worth. So you can find your inner confidence and become equipped with tools to communicate your feelings. Counseling and coaching help you work through these challenges and reveal new ways to build meaningful connections to yourself and those you love.
We often have people ask us what the difference between counseling and therapy is. Although the two words are interchangeable, they do seem to have different connotations for people. So, we thought it might be best to give you our perspective on why we chose counseling instead of therapy to decide which course is best for you.
To us, counseling is about providing support, insight, and resources while working through challenges that may come your way. Counseling refers to a partnership we enter into where you are the expert in your life, and we offer guidance from an objective outside perspective. You can choose what to do with that counsel and how you want to apply it to your life.
Therapy is often related to a western medical model of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning that focuses on deficits and illness.
While we utilize evidence-based practices and clinical frameworks, we prefer not to use diagnostics or prescribe courses of treatment. If you’re looking for traditional therapy, Counsel Grove may not be the best fit for you.