In answering the question "what is a life coach", an important distinction needs to be made: Life coaching is not the same as counselling or therapy, and a life coach is not therapist.
While life coaching may sound similar to counselling or therapy, there are some important differences.
1) Therapy clients have "problems" they want to solve. Coaching clients have "goals" they want to achieve.
2) Therapy deals with resolving issues from the past. Coaching deals with present and future goals.
3) Therapy helps people with a diagnosable mental illness or dysfunction. Coaching deals with successfully functioning people who want to be even more successful.
Of course, these distinctions are generalities - there will always be some overlap and exceptions. For example, "solution focused therapy" tends to deal with the present and future - just like coaching.
LIfe Recovery is about taking your life back. Call today and ask to speak with a life coach to see if this is an option for dealing with any issues you are having. Life coaches do not report to insurance companies and fees are cheaper than therapy.