A coach without adequate mental health training could miss an underlying mental health condition and unknowingly engage in coaching practices that may worsen client symptoms.
One needs to understand the clear difference between psychotherapy and coaching. While psychotherapy delves into the past and emphasizes diagnoses and emotions, coaching is a more hands-on approach to dealing with current issues and working towards a transformational change for an enriched and fulfilled future.
Misti has the advantage, which is a significant bonus to her clients because she has both authentic qualifications and thus knowledge of her field extensively. She can identify underlying problems that may cause the issues that her clients are currently experiencing.
Because of her dual qualifications, it is not generally the case that she needs to refer to another professional.
However, when a client is experiencing trauma, Misti strongly advocates seeing a psychologist.
Her intensive studying and extensive experience arm her with the remarkable ability to deal with all issues.
Should the problem be severe in that the client is mentally and cognitively impaired and psychotherapy is required, she will refer out as her focus is on Coaching.