The primary difference between coaching and therapy is that therapy is conducted by licensed mental health professionals who are trained to treat clinical difficulties where as coaches work on non-clinical issues (e.g, personal growth, managing stress, relationships, professional development, etc). Modern Health’s belief is that anyone can benefit from working with a coach, and some people need therapy in addition to or instead of coaching. You can also work with your dedicated coach to determine if you would benefit from therapy.

 

 

 

1 - Coach

 

Coaches work with individuals to help them have the kind of lives they want. While there is no specific degree or license required to practice as a coach, all Modern Health coaches are rigorously vetted, certified, and trained in evidence-based approaches.

 

2 - Therapist

 

Therapists can have a variety of titles (counselors, therapists, clinicians, etc.). What they have in common is a masters degree (M.A., or M.S.) in clinical psychology or a related field and are licensed in the state in which they practice.  These therapists are also trained in the assessment and treatment of mental health concerns.

 

3 - Psychologist

 

Psychologists have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or a related field such as counseling psychology or education and are licensed in the state in which they practice. They are trained in the assessment and treatment of mental health concerns.