Coaching is results based, future focused, and looks to provide solutions to your problems to get you to the next level in your life. It’s about taking action steps to reach your goals. It’s typically short term 3-6 months, although people can have coaches for years. When you think of coaching, think of a sports coach, making you practice, holding you accountable, and cheering you on to help you reach your goals.
Psychotherapy is a long-term solution used to treat childhood and adult trauma, disorders of the mind (mental illness), and a variety of diagnosis found in the DSM. It’s the main treatment recommendation for anxiety, depression and addiction. Therapy is also used by normal everyday folks with normal, everyday challenges.