Understanding the Difference: Life Coach vs. Therapist vs. Social Worker

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In the realm of personal development and wellness, the roles of a life coach, therapist, and social worker may seem to overlap. However, each holds a distinct role and purpose. At Kosher Wall, we primarily operate as life coaches, but understanding the differences between these professions can help illuminate the unique value we bring to your journey.

Life Coach

A life coach’s role is focused on future possibilities, not past events. The emphasis is on personal growth, achieving goals, and creating a fulfilling life based on the client’s values and aspirations. Unlike therapists or social workers, life coaches do not diagnose or treat mental health disorders. Rather, they equip you with tools and strategies to navigate challenges and transitions in your life.

At Kosher Wall, we guide you in making your technology use, career development, and goal setting “kosher,” meaning healthy and beneficial. We also help you create your personal “wall,” or boundaries, that protect and support you.


A therapist, or a psychotherapist, is a licensed professional who helps clients understand and navigate their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that stem from past experiences. They diagnose and treat a range of mental health disorders, utilizing therapeutic techniques to help clients process their emotions, overcome psychological distress, and improve their mental health.

It’s important to note that while life coaching can promote better mental well-being, it is not a replacement for therapy when dealing with mental health disorders, trauma, or severe emotional issues.

Social Worker

Social workers wear many hats, serving individuals, families, and communities. They help people cope with problems in their everyday lives and connect them with resources, such as food, housing, or healthcare. Some social workers are also therapists, as they can be licensed to diagnose and treat mental, behavioural, and emotional issues.

Social work extends beyond personal development, encompassing a broader focus on social justice and advocacy.

Our Approach at Kosher Wall

At Kosher Wall, we incorporate a life coaching model that is future-focused and goal-oriented. Our aim is to guide you through the process of making your technology use and career development beneficial and healthful while assisting you in establishing personal boundaries that serve your best interests.

While we acknowledge the significant roles therapists and social workers play in the wellness ecosystem, our work at Kosher Wall operates within the scope of life coaching. We are here to facilitate your journey towards personal growth, navigating life’s challenges, and achieving your aspirations.

At Kosher Wall, your wellness journey is our priority, and we’re dedicated to helping you construct a life that is genuinely “kosher” within your unique “wall.” We’re here every step of the way, ready to guide you in building your resilient and beneficial life.