The Raphael Remedy

Knowing What To Pursue: Counseling, Spiritual Direction or Coaching?

by | Nov 11, 2021 | Coaching

Many Catholics who are seriously trying to live a faithful Catholic life will many times know they need to make important changes in their lives, but don’t always know where to begin to effect that change. Seeking a Catholic therapist, a spiritual director, or a Catholic life coach who is committed to living a life of faith, is knowledgeable about Church teachings and open and receptive to the movement of the Holy Spirit can often help give us a better perspective on our problems and/or situations so we can find solutions and make positive changes.

But when should someone pursue a counselor/therapist or spiritual director?

Or maybe pursue a life coach?

What is the difference between counseling, spiritual direction and coaching?

Allison Ricciardi, LMHC provides an explanation of the differences between counseling, coaching and spiritual direction to help you make a wise decision.

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Allison Ricciardi, LMHC

Allison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in practice since 1990. Allison has specialized in treating emotional disorders in individuals, couples, and families and uses and trains clinicians in the Baars/Terruwe method. Allison is also the Founder and President of, a nationwide network of dedicated Catholic therapists.