Disclaimer: Life coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of one's life, including work, finances, health, relationships, education, and recreation. Deciding how to handle these issues and implement choices is exclusively the responsibility of the client. Please understand that life coaching does not treat mental disorder as defined by the American Psychiatric Association. Please understand that life coaching is not a substitute for counseling, pyschotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment and should not be used in place of any form of therapy. Coach may recommend a counselor, licensed psychotheapist or psychologist if emotional or mental illness appears to be an issue.