Mental Training or Mental Health Counseling?

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Mental Training

Mental training is the practice of building skills and improving mindset in order to overcome barriers and work towards peak performance in all aspects of life, specifically sports. Therefore, it can be used whether you are an athlete or not because we all perform in different aspects. Moreover, mental training can be used to develop specific skills (confidence, stress management, etc) or overall skill building for mindset.

Mental Health Counseling

Mental health counseling is done by licensed professionals and they treat cognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of the human mind. Therefore, this counseling is used to improve mental health and daily functioning.

How Do I Know Which One I Need?

Mental training and mental health counseling often get interchanged but sometimes mental training doesn’t cover your specific mental health needs and vice versa. Both training and counseling can be used to improve mindset, work on daily functioning, and be done in one-on-one settings or in groups. The biggest difference is in what is covered and who offers. Therefore, it is important to know what you want to work on. It is also okay to ask questions to determine what is best for.

Additionally, it is okay to start with one and be referred to another. On the other hand, you should talk to the professional you are seeing before seeing both. There are also professionals that can do both!

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Where to Find Mental Training and Mental Health Resources

You can sign up for mental training sessions on our website and you can get your first session for free.

To find a therapist near you for mental health concerns, please visit Psychology Today.

Finally, do some research and don’t hesitate in asking questions to determine what is best for you. All CTG Mindset coaches are open to discussing what works best for you and knows what is out of their abilities.

Content Created by Kathryn Colby

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