Practice Issues for the Therapist as Coach
If you’re a therapist who wants to integrate coaching into your practice, or transition from therapy to coaching, there are many questions to consider: Do you need special liability insurance for coaching? Can you enter a into personal or business relationship with your coaching client? How do you know if a client needs therapy or coaching? Can you do coaching and therapy with the same client? This program provides the information and guidance needed to conduct a private practice as a therapist and coach.
Session #1: Coaching vs. Therapy
- What is coaching?
- Similarities and differences between coaching and therapy
- How are therapy clients different from coaching clients?
- How is a therapy practice different from a coaching practice?
Download Session #1 here
Session #2: Becoming a Therapist-Coach
- What therapy skills are transferable to coaching and which are not?
- Coaching training- do you need it? How can you identify a good training program?
- How can you find coaching training that doesn’t duplicate what you already know as a therapist?
- How can you be a coach AND a therapist?
- Can you provide coaching and therapy to the same client at the same time?
Download Session #2 here
Session #3: Integrating Coaching into Your Therapy Practice
- How will you set your fees?
- Do you need different liability insurance?
- Can you bill medical insurance for coaching?
- Do you need different forms for coaching?
- Do you have the same or different ethical standards with your coaching clients as with your therapy clients?
- How do you know if a prospective client is a candidate for coaching or needs therapy?
- What are the do’s and don’ts of marketing as a therapist/coach?
Download Session #3 here
This program is a pilot project using material from David’s new book From Therapist to Coach: How to Leverage Your Clinical Expertise to Build a Thriving Coaching Practice.
|“This is such important information, and I regularly ask myself the questions you have addressed, yet, find nowhere to help with solid answers. I know there may not be solid answers, but it is so refreshing to have someone who at least begins to address them. Thank you David!”—Paige Armstrong, LCSW, Raleigh, NC
|The entire program was enlightening. It helped to clear up my questions about the difference between therapy and coaching and how to set those boundaries in my practice. I found the practical info very helpful. Thank you!”.—Deanna Stassi, MA, LPC, St. Louis, MO
|“This program has been enormously useful and clarified so much for me about the clear lines between therapy and coaching. I realize that I have not fully appreciated the value of coaching and what a coach does (and doesn’t do). You made that abundantly clear. My respect for coaching has skyrocketed and my interest in coaching is renewed. I found this program very reassuring and inspiring to go forward as a therapist-coach.”–Marianna Morris, MA, LMFT, Longmont, CO
|“Thanks for a great program. You have answered difficult, penetrating questions and the way seems a bit clearer. I also appreciate the many resources you have made available. I think a mistake many therapists make is assuming that our skills are transferable to coaching without having a firm grasp on the requirements and nuances of the coaching relationship. It is apparent to me after participating in these sessions that if I decide to enter coaching full-time or part-time it is imperative to have training as well as credentials! Again, thank you so much!”
–Donna Davis M.Ed., LPC, Austin, Texas