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Address: 8140 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 450. Dallas, TX 75231
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Life Coaching

Clients often ask us, “What’s the difference between talk therapy and life coaching?” Aren’t they both trying to achieve the same goal? They are similar in the sense that both are targeted at resolving issues that have make the client feel stuck and in need of some help moving forward.  But life coaching and therapy work differently. Therapy is intended to help people recover from emotional or other psychological disorders such as depression or anxiety. Coaching, on the other hand, is intended to help normal, healthy individuals achieve personal goals such as increased happiness, weight loss, improved work-life balance. etc.

Coaching

Therapy

Client is emotionally and psychologically healthy

Client is emotionally in needs healing

Focuses on the present and future

Focuses on dealing with the past to shape the present and the future

Driven by goals and taking action

Driven by unresolved issues and feelings

Works toward a higher level of functioning

Works to achieve understanding and emotional healing

Results-based and focuses on exploring solutions

Explores the root of problems and offers explanation

Asks, “Where would you like to be and how can you get there?”

Asks, “How did that make you feel?”

Acts on information

Absorbs information

Coach and client collaborate on solutions

Therapist is the ‘expert’

Contact between sessions expected (accountability and wins)

Contact between sessions for crisis and difficulties only

The best way to determine whether you would benefit more from talk therapy or life coaching (or a combination of the two) is to simply ask us. We will be happy to help you determine which tool(s) work best for your concerns and goals.

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