Coaching and psychotherapy share many characteristics. Both help people understand their cognitive and emotional reactions and how those reactions impact their happiness, efficacy, and relationships. Both target behavioral change that comes from the practicioner-client relationship. Both are influenced by similar philosophies, theories, and practices.
There are some key differences, though. Psychotherapy focuses on the past to understand the present. Psychotherapy is also effective to treat mental illness, which means most health insurance will cover it.
Coaching instead focuses on the present and new choices for your challenge. Coaching is well-suited for people who take personal responsibility for the outcomes they are achieving – both positive and negative. It works well for people who seek to learn new skills, apply them, analyze the results, and make adjustments. Coaching does not treat clinical disorders such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and phobias. Most importantly, coaching is not covered by health insurance.
Dr. Azevedo has provided executive coaching to a variety of clients, from high-potential employees to members of the C-suite. His emphasis on personal responsibility, mindfulness, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence have helped many individuals find both career efficacy and satisfaction with their personal lives. His two decades of experience have shown that tweaking current behaviors and learning how to reinterpret information can make a huge difference.His experience spans from locally owned family businesses to Fortune 100 companies with a global footprint.
Contact us to find out if coaching could help you find greater satisfaction and efficacy in your career.