Coaching, unlike therapy, does not hold specific regulations, licensures, or guidelines. Although my therapeutic training and knowledge may give me a unique understanding and perspective, I will not act as a therapist or use specific therapeutic skills during coaching services.
Coaching does not provide mental health care. Coaching is present and future-oriented, focusing on behaviors, goals, and action plans.
Coaching sessions are often shorter than therapy sessions and are sometimes purchased in packages (ex: 4 sessions, 6 session, 8 sessions).
When should you seek a life coach?
You are focused on achieving a life/ personal goal
You are working to support a loved one with mental health needs
You are working to support a loved one with physical health needs
You do not have mental health concerns
You have a therapist addressing mental health concerns, and need help with additional goals