Do Counselors Need Life Coaching Certification?

From Laura B.:

I see that you are qualified to do counseling, but what are your coaching credentials?




Dear Laura,

Our opinion is that a life coach telling a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC or LPC) or licensed psychologist that they need additional credentials to perform coaching, is like a nurses aid telling an MD they need additional credentials. You can learn more about our perspective on life coaching credentialing programs here:

I hope this helps!



Anthony Centore Ph.D.