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  Life Coaching & Mental Training  

Coaching vs. Therapy


People get confused thinking coaching is the same as therapy. NOT SO!!! There are significant differences between coaching and therapy. There are situations where therapy is needed such as emotional trauma or other psychological issues. Once the therapist helped you resolve those issues you might have a clear head and feel emotionally better, but where do you go from there??? This is where coaching helps guide your life in the positive direction of change that you are seeking. Your coach will work together with the client to help them achieve their goals.


Here are the differences between coaching and therapy...


Coaching


Focuses on the present and the future


Coach will provide information and support, but the client does the work (client is held accountable)


Client is emotionally and psychologically healthy


Driven by goals and taking action


Works toward a higher level of functioning


Results-based and focuses on exploring solutions


Asks, “Where would you like to be and how can you get there?”


Takes in information and acts on it


Conducted over the phone, on the internet, or in person


Coach and client collaborate together on solutions


Contact between sessions is expected (accountability and wins)

Therapy


Focuses on the past and how you got to this point


Client expects therapist to solve their problems (which will never happen)


Client is emotionally unwell and needs healing


Driven by unresolved issues and feelings


Works to achieve understanding and emotional healing


Explores the root of problems and offers explanation


Asks, “How did that make you feel?”


Only takes in information


Conducted in an office setting


Therapist is the ‘expert’


Only contact between sessions is for crisis and difficulties only