What is Life Coaching & How Does it Help?

Carrie Mead, MS Life Coach

You’ve heard the term life coach, but do you really know what to expect out of a life coaching session? Wondering if coaching could be right for you? What is life coaching? Read on to learn more about me and my approach to the life coaching journey.

Life coaching is the result of an intentional collaboration between a trained professional and a client for the purpose of identifying, achieving and excelling at identified goals. Goals may be career-related, personal, spiritual, professional, financial, emotional or relational by nature.

Your Life Coach

As your partner in co-creation, I, Carrie Mead, will help you magnify your personal power through the work we do together in life coaching. The process of coaching uncovers and illuminates your core competencies, skills, values, passions, and talents. Together we will use these discoveries to accomplish all of your goals! Read my testimonials to see what others have gained from working with me as their coach. Or book your first session today!

Life coaching vs. mental health therapy

To clarify, life coaching is not counseling or therapy. Counseling or psychotherapy addresses and provides treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, panic attacks, trauma or social phobia. While psychotherapists diagnose mental disorders as defined by the DSM-V, coaching focuses on results-oriented forward motion. I will assess your readiness for life coaching and if counseling is my recommendation, I will assist you in finding the right therapist or counselor. If you are in need of a therapist now, please consult Psychology Today, Therapy Den, or Talk Space. Also, I can only offer psychotherapy in the state where I am licensed (Maryland), coaching services can be offered through the world. If you are looking for a psychotherapist in the Baltimore-DC-metro area, I can help. Learn more here.


If you are looking for a retirement coach, couples coach, spiritual coach, or career coach in Baltimore, I can help. If you are looking to switch careers, relocate, make a major life transition or a huge decision, I can help. If you live in California, Colorado, Missouri, Georgia, Oregon, New York….. I can help!

For more on this topic, please visit my blog on this topic here.

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“Just when you think you may have been buried, you realize, in fact, you’ve been planted”

Beautiful Sapling

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