Life Coaching vs Clinical Counseling

What is a life coach?

We are all human, and as human beings, we are all imperfect. We face trauma, setbacks, grief, struggles; we face life. Sometimes we need help to process our emotions, feelings, and thoughts. It’s essential for us to take care of our mental health, just as it is our physical health. For this reason, clinical counseling and mental health therapy is an essential practice and administered by a licensed professional. A life coach does not have the medical licensing, nor extended education and certifications, to treat, diagnose, or consult like a mental health professional. Medical conditions such as anxiety, depression, or any other mental health concern will benefit from clinical counseling versus life coaching while there is a medical concern for your well-being. Therapy helps with cognitive reframing and allows a person to heal.

Learn more about how both clinical counseling and life coaching can benefit your life and the ways they both can help you in different areas of your life in an article by our Co-Founder and President here.