Divorce coaching and therapy are very different. While a therapist is often very helpful , a coach has a different function. A coach guides the couple (if there is one coach) or the individual (if there are 2 coaches) through the process. Specifically, the coach helps the partners deal with their emotional issues surrounding the divorce and is often present during the sessions with the attorneys to monitor the emotional climate and deal with intense feelings. A coach creates a feeling of safety for the parties as they express their feelings and needs to one another.