MENTAL HEALTH COACHING
Mental health coaches aren’t therapists, they draw on principles and practices from evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and solution focused therapy (SFT).
Unlike therapists, coaches don’t specialize in treating complex clinical problems. However, they do help clients manage emotions, challenge negative thinking patterns, improve relationship skills, and reduce stress and anxiety — all of which bolsters mental health.
While therapy can be a great fit for many people, for others, there are numerous indicators that coaching may be a better match. These include:
The mental and emotional health challenges you’re dealing with are on the mild end of the spectrum.
You prefer a shorter-term approach to personal growth and development.
You want to improve your stress management or work-life balance
You want help in clarifying your values, goals, and purpose.
You’re interested in learning practical, actionable ways to address your personal and professional challenges.
You’re willing to complete self-assessments, reading, journaling, or other “homework” to help overcome personal challenges.
If you’re interested in coaching or therapy, DLMG can connect you to the behavioral health solution that is right for your needs.