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.
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.
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.
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.