Counseling vs. Therapy- What's the difference?
Counseling, rather than therapy, is conducted in schools. Counselors and therapists may collaborate, with written parental consent, so that the student has comprehensive, consistent support across settings.
Addresses conscious concerns
Addresses unconscious concerns as well asconscious concerns
Assists with educational, career, and personal/social problems
Assists with serious disorders and personality problems
May use teaching or psycho educational methods
May use medical or healing methods
Is typically short term, often addressing acute problems rather than ongoing issues
Provides ongoing therapy to students referred by school counselor or parents
Makes referrals of students with problems beyond the scope of the counselor’s role to outside professionals
Addresses serious disorders and personality problems of students who are referred by their school counselor