How is therapy different from coaching?

Both may bring about behavioral change and help people understand how their cognitive and emotional reactions can interfere with personal effectiveness, performance, and well-being. They can even imply similar features in their modalities at times. However, they differ in their focus and intentions.

First and foremost, traditional psychotherapy is generally past-oriented, addresses painful or unresolved issues, and/or is designed as a response to psychopathology or exceptional hardships. On the other hand, coaching focuses on the present and future, is fundamentally goal-oriented, result-driven and solution-focused, and geared to people seeking enhancement in their performance, organizational skills, or personal growth.

In brief, therapy and coaching practices are not mutually exclusive , but rather complementary and can intervene at different steps in the process of change. 

Dr. Guellati-Salcedo offers individual psychotherapy and personal coaching services in both languages (French and English) to  adolescents and adults, identifying different

Levels of Intervention:

  • Crisis Intervention: providing immediate, short-term support to individuals experiencing emotional, mental, physical, and/or behavioral distress as the result of a traumatic event.
  • Interventions geared to the reduction of symptoms.
  • Interventions geared to tackle longstanding maladaptive patterns of behavior (schemas or lifetraps).
  • Relapse Prevention: designed to prevent the recurrence of symptoms or undesirable behaviors.

Modalities of Intervention available:

  • Office appointments
  • Telephone consultations
  • Internet teleconference (e.g., Skype, Google Video Chat)
  • On-site visits (e.g., at bedside, home visits) 

Focuses of Treatment:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions/ Relocation
  • Psychological Impact of Health Concerns
  • Disease Management (chronic illness, autoimmunity)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationships Issues
  • Work and Career Issues
  • Organizational Skills/ Time Management
  • Motivational Training
  • Life Improvement and Personal Growth

Motivation: Your Path from Contemplation to Action.

Therapy & Coaching

Psychotherapy & Personal Coaching

1450 Madruga Avenue, Suite 201 - Coral Gables, FL 33146
Telephone: (305) 799 9970 - Fax: (305) 663 1856