When seeking professional help to overcome your mental and emotional challenges what is most important is finding a service and provider that make you feel comfortable and safe.
There can be a lot of shame attached to life challenges that affect your mental and emotional health. What's important for you to know is that you are not the only one dealing with challenges and struggles.
Life coaches and therapists can be super beneficial in helping you move through to the other side because they likely have had to overcome their own S.H.I.T. (Shame Hurt Insecurities and Triggers.)
Finding a professional who is transparent about the challenges they have overcome can be very comforting because let's face it, nobody wants to feel that they are alone in the world of struggle.
So how do I know which one to choose?
The major difference between life coaching and therapy is therapy has it's main focus on mental health, while life coaching focuses on mastering the game of life while offering you support in creating the life you desire to live in the future.
Here are some of the main differences:
Therapists are trained mental health professionals who are regulated and required to be licensed in their field.
Life coaches do not have mental health training and are not equipped to diagnose or treat mental health conditions (unless they have been trained as a therapist, which is also common).
When to work with a Life Coach:
When to work with a Therapist:
How to Pick The Right Person
I am Denika Carothers, Life Coach, author, healer and Mental and Emotional Wellness specialist. I help my clients transcend the pain and trauma of rejection, grief, abandonment, loss and abuse.