253 . 651 . 3752

Helping people bring structure and calm to chaos

Deanne Carter, LMHC

253 . 651 . 3752

Helping people bring structure and calm to chaos

Deanne Carter, LMHC

Counseling vs. Coaching:

What's the Difference?

Both counseling and coaching are used to guide you to achieve your desired outcome by finding your own answers within.


Coaching will help you use your current strengths and resources and help you connect those to your solution. I offer leadership and relationship coaching to help people use more effective communication, improve trust, and stay cool under pressure.


Counseling is used when more inner resourcing is needed (updating software), or when maladaptive or old coping skills are in the way of accessing your ability to resolve your issue (removing a glitch in the software). Sometimes there is so much chaos and stored trauma that counseling helps you organize your thoughts to hear your guidance from within (disk defragmentation). I offer half day trauma clearing intensives. (these are not covered by insurance) 


While coaches may use more personal disclosure to encourage or challenge their clients, both counselors and coaches keep a healthy detachment which can feel like guiding lighthouse in the fog.


In either role, respect of your values and beliefs are maintained while new insights and skills will help you achieve clarity on your path of development.

Licensed mental health counseling and coaching services for teens, adults, individuals, and couples.  

Located in the Stadium District, serving the Tacoma, Sumner, Puyallup,

Steilacoom, and University Place area in Pierce County, Washington​


​Materials and tips on this site are provided as psycho-education only and do not constitute

therapy treatment, nor establish a counseling or coaching relationship with the reader. 

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