Life Coaching & Therapy

One of the most common questions I hear is: “What’s the difference between life coaching and therapy?”

The two fields obviously share some similarities, but I’ve come to see therapy and coaching as two highly distinct practices - with very unique perspectives, methods, and goals.

When these distinctions aren’t well understood, life coaching is sometimes judged as being less than therapy.. and life coaches as being merely amateur therapists. This misunderstanding does a disservice to both coaches and therapists & the role both can play at different stages of our personal growth.

A book that recently shed a great deal of light on this subject for me personally was “Depth Coaching” by Dr. Patricia R. Adson.