Therapy vs. Coaching
Nowadays, clients have a wealth of options when it comes to seeking support from a professional.
From yoga classes to massage therapists to personal trainers to acupuncturists, there's no limit to the ways you can look to decrease your stress and increase your personal wellness.
However, sometimes it can be confusing to figure out exactly what you're looking for, or even what the difference is between two options. For all of you who are trying to choose between connecting with a therapist or working with a life coach, here are some of the high-level similarities and differences.
What's the same?
Let's start with what's similar. Both therapists and life coaches are professionals who are interested in helping to increase your wellness. However, their focus and the way in which they do that will differ. Neither mental health counselors nor coaches will provide clients with the "answer" or tell them specifically what to do.