Therapy is for individuals who have a current situation or history of mental illness, trauma, addiction, or abuse just to name a few. Within therapy, there can be an official diagnosis given to an individual.
Therapy addresses traumatic events of the past to be able to create an avenue for healing.
In therapy, there is healing and growth that sometimes can come no other way. Therapy helps people go from a dysfunctional to a functional state of being.
In addition, therapy offers licensed professionals, medication, treatment, support groups, and programs.
I am a big believer in therapy. There are invaluable tools within therapy that you cannot get anywhere else.
Life coaching comes after therapy for many people. Life coaching is available to help individuals that are already functioning and want to go from functional to amazing.
While therapy will focus on events in the past, life coaching focuses much more on the present and future.
Life coaches are not licensed professionals and cannot prescribe medication and/or treatment. Because life coaching is not a regulated industry by a third party, there are many different approaches to life coaching.
In general, a life coach is a person who helps individuals identify goals and overcome obstacles. They help you maintain focus when things get hard and unexpected events arise.