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Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequently asked questions in my practice are listed below. If you have further questions, please contact me. I look forward to working with you.



What's the difference between coaching and therapy?


Primary Function:

  • The primary function of therapy is to create a context in which healing may take place. Therapy assumes that symptoms or behavioral patterns need to be fixed, that something in the client needs to be healed.

  • The primary function of coaching is to create a context in which life and performance enhancement may take place. Coaching assumes that the client is already high functioning and is capable of taking consistent action steps towards their life vision. However, clients with a psychiatric diagnosis can also benefit from coaching if they demonstrate the ability to make ongoing progress toward their coaching goals and they are actively managing any symptoms.

Time Frame:

  • Therapy tends to work in the past to promote emotional healing or resolve psychological pain, or in the present to reduce symptoms or destructive patterns.

  • Coaching works in the “critical gap” between the present and the envisioned future. In coaching, history is approached only as the map that brought the client to the present.


Do you only work with couples?

No, I work with any type of relationship, even work issues!

I don't live in Florida, can you still help me?

YES! I offer packages for people all over the world through phone/Skype. Please contact me for more information.