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Life Coaching is more Powerful than Therapy

Dr. Cali Estes and Jenny Fontana life coach and therapist

Life Coaching is more Powerful than Therapy

People often think that therapists and life coaches are the same. This is not true. However, there are some similarities between the two. For example, you might work one-on-one with a life coach and a therapist. Other than that, the two professionals.

A therapist helps you work on what’s behind you, and a life coach focuses on your future goals. One is not a substitution for another. You should talk to a therapist if you have deep emotional issues. A life coach is the better choice if you are not dealing with mental problems. Of course, you can have both, which may be the answer for many of you. The question is, who will help you get that promotion at work? Let’s discover why life coaching is more powerful than therapy.


Life Coach vs. Therapist: Ways Life Coaching Is More Powerful

One of the key differences between the two is that a life coach can’t treat mental illnesses. However, if you want to reach your potential, then a life coach can help you get there. Coaches can help you become more successful. Let’s look at other ways that life coaching is more beneficial than therapy.


Coaching focuses on goals and the future

Therapy focuses on your past and healing. A therapist is a medical professional that can help you work through issues from your past. For example, if you experienced a traumatic event as a child, they could help you talk about it and work through some of the feelings you might be holding on to.

A life coach will help you think about your future and set goals. For example, a life coach will help you stay on track with your eating and exercise habits if you want to lose weight. Not to say that a single therapy session has no long-term goals because most behavioral therapies do. But, overall, if you are interested in changing the outlook of your life, a life coach is your answer.

Life coaching can change your outlook on life

A life coach can help you adjust your attitude about the people, places, and things in your life. If you wake up every day feeling ready to tackle the world, you’ll excel in life much better than when you think negatively. Once your outlook changes, then everything else falls into place too.


A life coach will keep you accountable

Many people do much better when they have someone holding them accountable. For example, if you check in with your life coach daily and share your meal plans, you’re less likely to fall off the wagon.

A life coach will be your partner

A life coach is a cheerleader for you. They want the same goals you do and will work to ensure things happen for you. A life coach isn’t going to do the work for you but will be there every step of the way and keep you on the right path to success.

Life coaches get things done quicker

A life coach can motivate you to reach your goals in just a few months. Therapy may take years for you to have any breakthrough. A life coach will help you make a plan and take action. For example, suppose you are trying to develop healthier habits. In that case, it will take a year for a life coach to get you to establish a better routine.

Life coaches can be more on-demand

Your therapist probably won’t be reachable after hours or late at night, but life coaches are usually easier to reach. Generally, you can text or email them around the clock. Of course, when you first meet with a life coach, they can let you know when they are available, but they will be much easier to reach than a therapist with set office hours.




If you want a life coach to help you become the best version of yourself, Dr. Cali Estes and her team can help. Our certified coaches are ready to help and equipped with the skills to ensure you come out on top. Reach out to us today at 800-706-0318.


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