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What’s the Difference Between a Therapist & a Life Coach? June 20, 2018

Kaneohe, Koolaupoko
What’s the Difference Between a Therapist & a Life Coach?, Koolaupoko, Hawaii

Even the most successful people need support from others. Many people could not have made it to where they are today without the help of loved ones, therapists, and life coaches. If you could use professional support, you may be wondering whether to enlist a therapist or life coach. While both professionals work one-on-one with clients to improve well-being, there are a few key differences between the two experts.

Therapists Vs. Life Coaches


Therapists are state-licensed counselors and psychologists who may possess a doctor or master’s degree. They help clients understand their unique behaviors, thought patterns, and emotional responses to help restructure negative habits. Therapists and psychologists may also help individuals with relationship problems, alcoholism, anxiety, grief, past trauma, and other mental issues.

Life Coaches

life coachLife coaches typically possess professional accreditation through a licensed federation. Some of them may even be former therapists or psychologists. While both therapists and coaches work one-on-one with clients to address their unique issues, coaches implement a more goal-based approach. The aim is to improve a client’s confidence, motivate them, and help them reach their dreams. Coaches also help clients cope with problems, but rather than just recognizing shortcomings, they guide clients along a pathway to success. Whether someone hopes to secure better health, a new career, or happiness at home, a life coach will provide the individualized support necessary to make it happen.


If you need support to attain your goals, turn to Goal Focused Results in Kaneohe, HI. Founder Roanne Abe, a certified Practitioner of Excellence, Strategic Intervention Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, will help you get where you want to be in life. Whether you’re seeking stress relief or greater life balance, the team can offer the strategic support you need to thrive. To schedule a free clarity session, visit the website or call (808) 386-2834 today.

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