Coaches work with individuals to help them have the kind of lives they want. 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 provide therapy. Therapists 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 state in which they practice. Common licenses include Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). These therapists are also trained 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 and are licensed in the state in which they practice. They are trained in the assessment and treatment of mental health concerns.
For more information about the difference between therapy and coaching, check out this article here.