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A therapist is a mental health professional who uses therapeutic models to heal trauma, addictions, depression or personality disorders and brings the client from a basically dysfunctional or non-functional state of being to a functional state of being. 

A coach is a motivational partner who uses questions, visioning and fun tools to bring out the client's own insight to uncover opportunities, break through emotional or fear-based blocks and move forward from a functional state of being to an optimal state of being.  A coach focuses on the present and moves the client forward to live to his or her highest potential.   Contact me now for a free sample session!

Last updated on January 27, 2010 by Cat Carrel