No, it's not the same. A relationship coach helps you set relationship goals, understand your current partnership, thrive inside your marriage, grieve a lost loved-one, or take your long-term romance to the next level. However, in case of problems such as illness or violence, couples therapy would be recommended. Relationship coaching helps individuals mostly deal with their own issues such as letting go of their own painful thoughts and thinking patterns, and creating an ideal and their best relationship vision. So the participation of both partners is not important in relationship coaching (unlike in couples therapy).