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A life coach is defined as someone who helps you identify and achieve your personal goals through various therapeutic and coaching techniques. You may be wondering whether to choose a life coach vs. therapist based on your personal goals and what you need help with. There is a lot of overlap because life coaches use many of the same psychological techniques that therapists use. Some people might find a life coach less intimidating as the relationship is typically more casual than with a therapist, and your sessions won’t end up on your medical record.
Life coaching can bring change to your relationships and your feelings about yourself. An overwhelming majority of my clients find that these changes are quite positive. After completing the program, clients have felt more confident and driven in their lives. They have felt deeper connection to their loved ones, the ability to assert themselves better to others, and a better understanding of what they want out of life.
The major difference between a therapist vs. life coach is that life coaches are not medical professionals. They cannot write prescriptions and we cannot refer you out to doctors. There are certain therapeutic procedures they cannot practice without a medical degree. Some people might find a life coach less intimidating as the relationship is typically more casual than with a therapist. Life coaching sessions aren’t recorded on medical records.Learn more: What is Life Coaching?
Life coaches specialize in a range of topics and focus on a variety of different groups of people. In such, there are a wide range of coaching certificates offered. Many life coaches have more than one certification and focus in more than one area, such as personal development and relationship coaching. Here are some of the more common types of life coaches:
- Personal development coaches.
- Career coaches.
- Religious coaches.
- Health and wellness coaches.
- Relationship coaches.
- Business coaches.
- Wealth coaches.
- Addiction / substance abuse coaches.