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Therapy or coaching?

Therapy or Coaching?  What's the difference?  What do I need?  Read on below for more information.  Shoot me an email or call me if you want to schedule a complimentary information call if you need more information.


Therapy services can only be legally provided by a specially trained and licensed professional.  Laws vary by state, but typically therapy can only be performed with clients who reside within the same state as the therapist.

Therapy is usually a long-term process targeted towards building insight into subconscious or unconscious patterns.  In general it's focused on exploring the past and applying that knowledge to the present.  It's extremely effective for addressing trauma, emotional patterns and family dynamics.

Therapy is usually covered by most insurance plans.   I am credentialed with many insurance providers and can work with your insurance company to get you access to care. 

Linking to me for therapy is a good fit if you:

  • Live in Montana

  • Prefer to use insurance coverage
  • Feel more comfortable with talk therapy
  • Are motivated to explore and process the past with the goal of improving the present


Coaching can be short-term or long-term.  Coaching services are targeted to specific goals, changes, or obstacles that are impacting your life RIGHT NOW.

Per Tony Robbins, "life coaching is truly its own unique service designed to help ambitious achievers meet the outcomes that will bring them success and fulfillment."  Coaching focuses on targeted areas with specific ongoing goals and tasks to systematically get you where you want to be.

Coaching is not covered by insurance.  Many people find the cost to be jarring.  I'm not going to sugar coat it--if you want to experience profound change in your life it is vital you be clear about your priorities and where you need to invest your resources.  The financial commitment to coaching is just one part of the process.  A successful coaching experience is going to shift where you are putting your mental energy, your emotional energy, your physical energy and, yes, your finances.

Linking to me for coaching is a good fit if you:

  • Have a specific area or concern you want to address (career, relationship, finances, business, addiction)
  • Live outside of Montana and want the experience of working with me and my unique style, experience, humor and wisdom
  • Are ready to commit to intense, immediate change