Coaching is different from therapy in a few ways. Mental health coaches steer away from the past and emphasize discussions about your goals for the future, the kind of person you want to be, and where you want your life to go. No diagnoses are given in coaching, and no medication is prescribed or recommended during the process. Coaches do not focus on or discuss the past and instead focus solely on the present and future and where you want to go.
Coaching is not billable through insurance. However, you can receive services throughout the United States and the world, no matter where you live! Services are delivered virtually at your convenience.
If you are dealing with severe mental health issues, including depression, suicidal thoughts, post-traumatic stress disorder, or trauma from abuse, more intensive services are recommended with someone with advanced mental healthcare training.
Here are some possible reasons to consider mental health coaching before or in place of therapy:
- The mental and emotional health challenges you’re facing are on the milder end of the spectrum
- You prefer a goal-oriented approach that focuses on personal growth and development.
- You want to improve your stress management or work-life balance.
- You want help with clarifying your values, goals, or life purpose.
- You’re interested in learning practical, actionable ways to address your personal and professional challenges.
- You’re willing to do homework, including things like reading, journaling, meditating, or self-assessments.