In 2022 I decided to get a certification of some kind for coaching. Although it isn’t really required it seemed like a nice idea.
The main different between Counseling & Coaching is that Coaching focuses on the present actions to reach the future goal. While Counseling incorporates working on traumas to reach goals, its focus is more on the past and its effect on the present.
Working on ways to improve skills & abilities to solve issues that arise when trying to reach a goal is what all session time is focused on. Counseling the focus is traumas and negative feelings.
Coaching is not covered by insurance companies at this point, nor show signs of that happening.
Counseling is more of a "why" or "how did I get here", whereas coaching is more of "I want to achieve this goal, how can I get there?"