Brian Wilson Creative Counseling

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Therapy Vs. Coaching


  1. What should I do if I am feeling suicidal?

    Please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

    Plenty of help is available to you, but if you are feeling like you want to harm yourself, someone else or another's property, it is imperative that you get help immediately.

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  1. Do you help people who aren't creative?

    First, I think everybody has a creative streak inside himself or herself. We create different ways: through art, through cooking, through thoughtful conversation, through our business endeavors. I think creativity is part of the human existence.

    But the short answer is, yes, I absolutely work with people who are not in the creative fields.

    I do work and have worked successfully with people from all walks of life. If you like the feel of the site, by all means, get in touch and let's disucss your needs--creative or not!

  2. How long does treatment take?

    That varies from person to person, based on the difficulties he or she is having, how they wish to go about addressing their issues and normal human variability.

    Most people feel some relief after just a few visits, but it usually takes longer than that if you want to attack the root of the problem. Some people go for weeks, others months, others for a couple of years. We can discuss all those factors during your first visit.

    But I definitely approach this as a limited-time endeavor. When you're done, you're done!

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Therapy Vs. Coaching

  1. What's the difference between therapy and coaching?

    Therapy works more on repairing emotional upset, challenging and changing unhelpful thinking styles, and treating many levels of diagnosible mental illness. Therapy works to address mental states that are directly impacting your personal, professional or academic life--or any combination thereof. 

    On the other hand, those seeking coaching may be somewhat worried about a given issue, or may feel stuck, but there is no diagnosis needed or involved. In my mind, coaching is driven by a problem/solution approach, driving towards a specific future goal. As a coach, I work with you to identify your target goal, then set up intermediate steps to reach that goal, while using multiple tools to check that progress along the way and adapt as needed. 

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