Below is a list of Life Coaches certified by the NACBT who wish to be listed in this referral page. Practice policies, including scheduling, fees, refunds, and confidentiality are between the life coach and the client. The NACBT is not responsible for those individual practice policies and life coach – client agreements.
Life Coaching is not a substitute for professional counseling / psychotherapy. If you have a psychiatric problem and / or are suicidal, please seek the services of a licensed mental health professional in your area.
NACBT Certified Life Coaches
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How Life Coaching Differs from Counseling
Life coaching and counseling are two distinct approaches to helping people with different goals and needs.
Life coaching is a process that aims to help people identify and achieve personal and professional goals. A life coach provides guidance, support, and motivation to clients who are looking to make positive changes in their lives, improve their performance, or find fulfillment and meaning. From a cognitive-behavioral perspective, coaching sessions are typically goal-oriented, action-focused, and future-oriented. A CB life coach uses a variety of techniques and tools to help clients gain clarity, set priorities, overcome obstacles, overcome thinking obstacles, and create a plan of action to achieve their goals.
Counseling, on the other hand, is a therapeutic process that focuses on diagnosing and treating psychological disorders, helping people heal emotional wounds, overcome personal problems, and improve their mental health. A counselor provides a safe and confidential environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and develop insight into their problems. Counseling sessions are typically process-oriented, focused on exploring the client’s past experiences, emotions, and behaviors, and working towards healing and self-discovery. A counselor uses a range of approaches and techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and solution-focused therapy, to help clients address their emotional and psychological issues.
The main differences between life coaching and counseling are the goals and focus of the sessions. While both approaches aim to help people improve their lives, coaching is more focused on achieving specific goals and making positive changes, while counseling is focused on overcoming psychological disorders, emotional and psychological barriers, and improving mental health.