What is the difference between coaching and counseling?

Counseling or Therapy is a long-term process in which a client works with a healthcare professional to diagnose and resolve problematic behaviors, relationship issues, early sources of pain, past traumas and addictions. They determine illnesses and pathologies so they can be clinically treated.


Therapists or Counselors can help you to:

  • Recover from past traumas

  • Understand why past relationships (business or personal) have been destructive

  • Work through depression or anxiety that affect your ability to function at home or work

  • Deal with addictive or destructive behaviors


Life coaches are not healthcare professionals. The coaching process can be long or short term. Coaching helps bring awareness to your situation. Coaching helps you to identify the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. It is a process where you are encouraged, guided, and challenged to look within yourself to find solutions, see your own potential, and discover the actions required for you to move forward toward greater success. A life coach applies coaching skills specific to relationships. 

A Life Coach can help you to:

  • Clarify and achieve your personal and professional goals

  • Improve communication skills

  • Improve your spiritual growth

  • Achieve a more balanced life

  • Resolve relational issues

  • Change or improve whatever area of life you want to focus on

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