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Coaching: All You Need to Know

The International Coach Federation (ICF) partners “with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

The purpose of coaching is to “discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve, encourage client self-discovery, elicit client-generated strategies and ideas, and hold the client responsible and accountable. Through the process of coaching, the client deepens their learning, improves their performance, and enhances their quality of life.” (ICF Code of Ethics 2005).

Coaching is a partnership between a coach and client. The coach provides a safe space and the opportunity for the client to explore and find ways to achieve the best version of themselves and their potential. Additionally, coaching provides people with the right tools to navigate the various trials of life. ADHD coaching focuses on ADHD-associated challenges, allowing clients to actively work through their challenges and create positive changes. These sessions are great for personal development, as they focus on developing effective strategies, goal-oriented action steps, and the accountability to produce desirable results.  
Life can be hard, and the right kind of support can truly make a big difference. Thus, coaching empowers people to do better. It helps individuals understand themselves in terms of their strengths and capabilities. A coach assists individuals to make positive changes in their lives through notions of self-awareness. Coaching has been shown as an effective tool for ADHD management.

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What’s Therapy, and How Is It Different From Coaching?

There are a few major differences between coaching and therapy. For instance, coaching is not covered by many health insurances. It also does not provide medical diagnosis. Generally, coaching focuses on facilitating actions toward specific life goals, such as getting organized, managing finance, planning and tackling tasks, managing time, creating desired routines, etc.

Therapy, on the other hand, is a medical treatment that provides medical mental health diagnosis and is covered by most health insurances.

Psychotherapy focuses on addressing a broad variety of mental health diagnosis and emotional difficulties in managing troubling symptoms to help increase a sense of wellbeing and “healing.” Psychotherapists assist with the difficulty to cope with life stress, traumas, depression or anxiety symptoms, and other mental health issues that interfere with daily functioning.

As a result, psychotherapy enables a person to regulate their symptoms by coping with stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other mental health complications that impede their quality of life.

Are You Covered?

NorthStar Therapy accepts most major insurance policies that include treatment of mental/behavioral health. Please send us a message by email or click the call button above/below to find out whether your insurance policy provides coverage for our services. We are currently partnered with various insurance providers in the state. In case you're unsure, you can contact your provider to inquire about the policy details. 


The following information can be obtained by reaching out to your health insurance.


  1. Do I have mental health coverage? 

  2. What is my deductible? Have I met my deductible? 

  3. What is my responsibility, including my co-pay? 


Mariah is in network with many health insurance companies. 

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