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Counseling & Coaching Services

Face-to-face sessions

Tele-sessions (video calls)

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What can you expect from a counseling or coaching session?

Each Next Step's session will include these elements

  • A safe confidential space to vent your thoughts and feelings

  • Compassionate empathy

  • A review of progress towards client goals

  • Insightful and objective education about the struggle

  • Practical strategies for the next step towards personal flourishing

  • Encouragement – realistic hope for a brighter future

What's the difference between counseling and coaching?

Counseling is usually defined as the service of assistance and guidance in coping with personal, emotional, relational, or psychological difficulties.  

Primary target areas include addressing uncomfortable emotions, healing past wounds, reparing damaged relationships, etc.

Coaching, while very similar to counseling, is the service of assistance and guidance in overcoming a particular challenge or developing new skills.

Primary target areas include work skills, relationship skills, changing habits, overcoming growth barriers, etc.


People usually seek counseling in response to personal pain. Therefore, in addition to new coping skills, counseling often provides comfort and the healing of personal and relational wounds.

Examples of Counseling include:

  • Recovering from a divorce.

  • Relieving the pain of uncomfortable emotions.

  • Repairing toxic relationships.

People seek coaching when they desire to grow and improve a particular area or skill.  Personal pain may or may not be present. Therefore, coaching provides new ideas, objective feedback, and accountability.


Examples of Coaching include:

  • New parenting skills as children age.

  • New communication skills.

  • Developing new work habits. 

  • Breaking and replacing bad habits.

Your comfort and compatibility with a counselor/coach are essential to success. Here are a few things people frequently say about our counselor/coach:

  • Easy to talk to

  • Understanding

  • Wise/Insightful

  • Safe

  • Non-judgmental

  • Compassionate/Caring

  • Encouraging/Motivating/Optimistic

  • Bold

Click here to read our core values.

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places... 

Ephesians 1:3 (ESV)

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