Why a Coach and not a Therapist? 

This question puzzles many people. Think of a therapist as someone you bring your luggage to and they help you open it up and decipher the contents; a coach is someone you bring your luggage to and, without opening it, can help you carry it across the street. There are many other differences and we can explain them to you.

The International Coach Federation (ICF)  suggests the role of the coach has four parts:

    • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve

    • Encourage client self-discovery

    • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies

    • Hold the client responsible and accountable

During his years working as a therapist and counselor, Dr. Hudson found that few of his clients were “ill” but most needed help identifying their goals and finding a path to them. To that end he has taken additional training to help his work with individuals using a coaching, non-medical approach. For example, he became a trained Gottman Marital Educator so that he could educate couples to resolve their issues themselves. He is a Fellow of the National Anger Management Association and uses psycho-educational tools rather than therapy or medication for helping people with anger issues. Dr. Hudson is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the International Association of Coaching (IAC).

As a coach, Dr. Hudson may refer clients who appear to have significant emotional problems to a psychotherapist or psychiatrist.  These practices are different from his coaching work and Dr. Hudson does not work as a counselor, psychotherapist or psychiatrist.


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Patrick A. Hudson MD, FACS, MA, MS, MALA, BCC,Board Certified Coach,
2900 Louisiana Blvd. NE Ste E-1, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA    Telephone: 1-505-280-4284  

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Dr. Hudson does not practice psychotherapy, counseling or psychiatry and works only as a coach.

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