Ever since I was a teenager my friends and family came to me to vent their problems. I never knew exactly why they were drawn to me; I didn’t have particularly good advice to give or much life experience.
Then I realized that all I was doing was listening to them. That’s all they really needed at the time, someone to air out their frustrations to.
Later on, I found out that some people actually do that as a career. Sure, there are psychiatrists available to consult, but what about for simpler things like getting your stuff organized or deciding what college to go to? Those aren’t exactly things you’d bring to your therapists, but they are problems you can bring up with a life coach.