Life Coaching vs. Therapy
Teens are often hesitant to see a “therapist” to address or help them with their issues. In many cases, they are much more comfortable and open to the idea of a life coach, as it feels less intimidating.
Life coaching provides clients with a balance of practical, solution-oriented tools and strategies, in a therapeutic safe place in which exploration, change and growth can occur.
Coaching is future-focused: A coach and client collaborate to set intentions to create change for the client’s future, rather than looking back at the past.
Our personal history can provide clues and answers as to why we are in our current life situation. They are therefore acknowledged in the coaching process. However, the purpose of life coaching is to move forward, rather than utilizing sessions to analyze, undo and fix past experiences as one may do through a counseling or therapy process.