I am asked how Life Coaching is different from Therapy almost every day! It’s a really common question and there’s a lot of confusion about where one ends and the other begins.
Therapists belong to a highly regulated profession. Oftentimes therapy is focused on the past – uncovering hidden things or past traumas that keep you stuck. People may have a specific diagnosis or need treatment to ‘fix the thing that’s wrong’.
Life coaching, on the other hand, is future focused! We may explore your past and help you re-author parts to serve you better, but the point is to put the past behind you. We look at what is happening right now and what you want for the future. It’s a results-oriented process, with a purpose to get you from 0 to 100!
While we can’t change our circumstance, we can choose how to think about it.