The field of “life coaching” has emerged over the last several years and draws from a variety of tools and techniques to help people reach goals and make changes in their lives. Many people use the terms “life coaching” and “psychotherapy” synonymously. At Endeavor Psychology, we believe that the two are distinctly different but complimentary in important ways.
Life coaching is typically future-focused – aimed at helping clients identify and work toward future personal and professional goals. Psychotherapy is targeted not only to help clients set and achieve goals, but also to help clients:
- Identify and resolve long-standing issues and patterns of behavior;
- challenge existing feelings, beliefs and thoughts that may be holding them back; and
- implement positive behaviors and support systems needed to advance physical, mental and emotional health.
Although helping clients navigate life transitions and achieve personal goals is certainly a part of what psychotherapists do, we believe that our psychotherapeutic approach to coaching helps clients understand and address a broad range of needs and ultimately achieve greater, longer-lasting impacts.
How do I find the right professional help?
If you are seeking professional help to address personal issues, work through life transitions, or implement strategies to achieve personal or professional goals it is important to consider: training and experience; philosophy and approach; therapeutic orientation; and personality fit.
At Endeavor Psychology, we offer a free consultation to help you evaluate your needs and whether our practice and our approach to therapeutic life coaching is right for you.
Please contact us for a consultation.