The Reef for Male Caregivers – The Difference Between Caregiver Coaching vs Therapy
Hello and welcome to our Wednesday Workshop. If you want to make changes in your life, seeking help is a good way to start. The next step often involves the question: Which is right for you – therapy or coaching?
First, therapy is deep inner work for resolving mild to severe psychological problems. If you have addictions, trauma or difficulty functioning day-to-day, therapy is the right option. Therapists take insurance while most coaches do not.
On the other hand, life coaching is for people who are already functional and want more. Another way of explaining the difference between therapy and coaching is that therapy takes people from “so-so” to “good”. Coaching picks up where therapy leaves off, and takes people from “good” to “great”.
Here’s another way to look at it. Life coaching can be divided into two main types:
- Targeted Life Coaching is about goal setting and achieving specific outcomes, and does not involve intensive emotional processing. Targeted life coaching helps you plan out strategies and keep you accountable each step of the way; it uses the power of laser focus to help you to achieve your goal!
- Transformational Life Coaching is about transforming WHO you are at the core, so you can access your true self, giving you more clarity in all areas of your life. Like client-centered therapy, transformational life coaching involves serious personal growth work and challenges you to face emotional issues in your life in the service of becoming a more powerful person.
If you believe coaching and professional guidance may benefit you or a loved one, the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center’s, Coaching For Caregivers Program is your solution to get the personalized and professional support you need, when you need it most. The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is always open and our professional family of Care Navigators are ready to welcome you.