Coaches work with individuals to help them elevate performance in a specific area in life. While no specific degree or license is required to practice as a coach, all Modern Health coaches are rigorously vetted, certified, and trained in evidence-based approaches.
Therapists or psychologists can have a variety of titles (counselors, therapists, clinicians, etc.). They have a master's degree (M.A., or M.S.) in clinical psychology or a related field and are licensed in the states they practice. Other licenses include Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), which requires training in assessing and treating mental health concerns.
Psychologists have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., or Psy.D.) in clinical psychology or a related field such as counseling psychology or education. They are licensed in the states in which they provide services. Also, psychologists are trained to assess and treat mental health concerns.
For more information about the difference between therapy and coaching, you can also refer to the additional breakdown below.