Coaching vs. Counseling: Unleashing Your Potential with Jenny Stevens

Nov 16, 2023 | Counseling, Personal Coaching, Professional Coaching

Life can be a challenging maze, and sometimes, we all need a little help finding our way. That’s where Jenny Stevens comes in, offering both counseling and coaching services. But what’s the difference between the two, and when should you opt for one over the other? Let’s dive into the nuances of counseling and coaching, and how Jenny’s expertise can guide you to the best path for your personal growth.

Counseling: Navigating the Past

Counseling is often seen as the more traditional approach when it comes to addressing life’s challenges. It typically falls under the medical and insurance umbrella, which means it comes with certain limitations and regulations. Jenny is a seasoned expert in this field, with over two decades of experience in counseling.

Counseling is primarily focused on exploring your past experiences, traumas, and emotions. It’s like peeling back the layers of an onion to understand how you got to where you are today. While this can be incredibly valuable for healing and self-awareness, it tends to dwell in the past rather than the present or future.

Coaching: Igniting Change in the Present and Future

On the other side of the spectrum, we have coaching—a dynamic and action-oriented approach that Jenny is particularly passionate about. Coaching is all about the “now” and the “how.” It’s about identifying your goals, creating actionable plans, and making transformative changes in your life.


Jenny, in her role as a coach, can provide honest, direct feedback to her clients without the constraints often associated with counseling. She becomes your accountability partner, helping you unlock your full potential and achieve your goals faster than you might have ever imagined.

The Power of Choice: When to Choose Counseling or Coaching

Now, the million-dollar question: when should you choose counseling, and when is coaching the better fit? It ultimately comes down to your needs and where you are in your life journey.

Choose Counseling If:

  • You’re dealing with past trauma or emotional wounds that need healing.
  • You require clinical support for mental health conditions.
  • You’re looking for a deeper understanding of your past and its impact on your present.


Choose Coaching If:

  • You’re ready to make positive changes and need guidance on how to get there.
  • You want to set and achieve specific goals in your career, relationships, or personal life.
  • You prefer an action-oriented, future-focused approach to self-improvement.

In essence, counseling and coaching are two distinct but equally valuable tools in Jenny Stevens’ toolkit. Whether you’re seeking healing and insight or you’re ready to charge forward toward your goals, Jenny has the expertise and the heart to guide you through your unique journey. The key is recognizing where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow, and then, together with Jenny, choosing the path that will lead you there, step by step. So, which path will you choose today?

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