Psychotherapy vs. Life Coaching

Psychotherapy vs. Life Coaching
The Awareness Integration Model can be implemented in psychotherapy as well as coaching


Life Coaching

Can work from an illness model, therefore assessments are doing toward a diagnosis

Assessments are for client’s vision and goals

Focuses on internal issues and historical roots. It seeks resolution through modifying internal functioning (Interpersonal and Intrapersonal) and unconscious, causal factors.

Uses all 6 phases of the AI Model

Focuses mainly on external issues and seeks solutions through methods of functioning in the external world (work practices, resource management, interpersonal relating), and future possibilities.

Uses 5 phase of the model

Focuses on past, present and future.

Focuses on present and the future.

Processes cognitive dualities, emotional release or behavioral problems; with past or current disruptive situations; and with dysfunction to bring the client to normal functioning.

Explores vision and goal; identifies obstacles and offers skills to overcome; identify strengths to move toward actualizing goals

Containment of emotions in a safe envifronment

Moving beyond one’s own comfort zone

Most therapeutic orientations delve into client’s emotions. Build skills for the clients to deal with the upcoming emotions.

With the assumption of the presence of emotional reactions to life events, holds the client capable of expressing and handling their emotions.

Provides a space for client to gain insight, work on suppressed emotions, and reevaluate their defenses. Recognize irrational beliefs, and learn skills to minimize symptoms and live healthier lives.

Through a process of inquiry and personal discovery, coach and client work together to build client’s awareness and responsibility while providing feedback, tools, support and structure to accomplish more.

The Therapeutic relationship is essential. The relationship can be used as a model for the client to utilize in other relationships.

Coach & Client relationship is not a determining factor, however it is a partnership that helps clients achieve fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.

Can only be practiced in the State that the therapist and client reside.

It holds no geographic boundaries.

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A Success Story

“The Awareness Integration Model has helped me to understand and accept all aspects of my psyche including the dark and shadow sides. It acted as an emotional cleansing for me. I learned how to experience my emotion and how to deal and manage them. Through this model I came back to my core self with love. I recommend this model for every one who wants to learn how to and come to terms with who they are within”
“I am very happy & thankful to take advantage of your Awareness Integration Model. Some of my thoughts changed into clear words and plans. And some dark (or sad) memories changed to be a normal part of my life. Overall, I feel more confident; have more love and respect for myself and believe in my talents (blessings) much more than before. THANK YOU!”
“I try to find words to explain my feeling and the result I got after therapy. It was one of the best experiences in my life. I tried every possible thing from forum classes to other therapists. This made me see everything and every aspect of myself even though I knew a lot of them myself but never this clear specially when I had to go to my childhood and see everything and compare them to the behavior that I picked to be, I totally get it. It was like a light in the whole darkness that I’ve experienced for 45 years, and after 4 months of therapy I feel I am a new human being. Thank you for being so smart and supportive during the sessions. Every single session for me was a new and beautiful experience and I will apply them in every aspect of my life.”