Coaching

Coaching is the act of guiding a person to achieve a specific goal, either professional or personal. Although therapists and coaches have similar approaches, coaches are typically more direct and have more frequent contact with clients than therapists, and focus on the specific goal at hand, rather than seeking the root of an issue. If you have a specific goal you'd like a professional perspective on, coaching might be a good step. Contact one of TherapyDen’s coaching experts today!

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I help you identify best practices you want to integrate into your life and then help troubleshoot practical barriers to doing it. I integrate previous business experience with psychotherapy principles to help you make progress. Coaching can be goal related and include things like career counseling, help with networking strategies and execution, and other practical topics. Or coaching can be focused on mental health issues like better managing ADHD, OCD, or anxiety. Available online & in person

— Katie Playfair, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vancouver, WA
 

When desired by the client, I can be very solutions-focused and results oriented. I can help clients set clear goals, provide accountability for that progress, and work through the barriers that make concrete change so tough sometimes. I am strengths-based and empowering. Therapy with a coaching flavor can be absolutely transformative. Let's explore how you can go from "suck it up and deal" to "I love my life!"

— Desiree Howell, Psychologist in Camp Hill, PA

Sex therapy is a specialized way of treating concerns around sex and sexual satisfaction from a psychological perspective, including addressing any mental health conditions that may relate to or arise from these concerns.

— Chelsea Newton, Clinical Social Worker in Golden, CO
 

I am here to help you find your path to holistic health and wellness. I spent 20 plus years in the corporate domain, mentoring and guiding people in achieving their goals and dreams. As a marriage and family therapist, I combine my theoretical knowledge with my life experience, to help clients find their path to living their best lives NOW!

— Lori Runge, Marriage & Family Therapist in Plano, TX

Are you feeling stuck? Do you have big goals for yourself, or feel like you just keep repeating the same things over and over again and not get anywhere? Coaching can help. In particular I focus my coaching on adults with ADHD. I have a deep understanding of ADHD and how it impacts many areas of life. It's not as simple as setting a timer--reach out, I can help.

— Jamie Racine, Clinical Social Worker in Gorham, ME
 

You can learn more by going to goodchanges.us. I offer individual and group brief-treatment to help you slow down and understand yourself, your nervous system, and your body. Before I became a therapist, I was a coach. Using narrative therapy techniques, I work with clients struggling to navigate life transitions such as college, dating, relationships, parenting, family tension, job concerns, and caregiver stress. If you are handling ADHD, anxiety, divorce or loss, I can help.

— Rebecca Lavine, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cambridge, MA

I provide a roadmap to get to your goals and we get to the root of what may be holding you back, and talk about how you move forward.

— Maria Burch, Counselor in San Francisco, CA
 

Life coaches are full of it. Why should you trust someone to coach you in life, when they couldn't even be bothered to be coached to a credential that mattered? And if you are gonna see a life coach, why not see a therapist that is also a life coach? People think they want a life coach, what they want is a therapist with a personality and I mean have you seen my profile? Have you seen the stuff I've said? No "How does that make you feel" here. Real solutions to Real problems in a fun format.

— Derrick Hoard, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , WA

Sometimes we need practical skills to help us get to the next level in our wellness. This may require some skill-building to develop new systems and habits with our career, nutrition, fitness, morning routine, time management, etc. For instance, you may come with anxiety, but once we create a plan and establish boundaries, you feel centered, in control, and well-rested. Coaching can play a huge role in being just what you need to heal and move forward-- especially in addition to CBT.

— Karilyn (Kay) Bela, Counselor in Lancaster, PA
 

As a coach, I help you identify best practices you want to integrate into your life and then help troubleshoot practical barriers to doing it. I integrate previous business experience with psychotherapy principles to help you make progress. Coaching can be goal or job related and include things like career counseling, help with networking strategies and execution, and other practical topics. Or coaching can be focused on mental health issues like better managing ADHD, OCD, or anxiety.

— Katie Playfair, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vancouver, WA

Coaching helps people identify their goals and the obstacles they are facing. Like therapy, coaching involves guidance and support but also places a great deal of emphasis on accountability, enabling people to do more than they might on their own.

— Adriana Beck, Licensed Professional Counselor in Plano, TX
 

Coaching for Career change or Life transitions can help people get past feelings of stuck, overwhelm, uncertainty or grief. Through coaching it is possible to identify strengths and interests to guide you into the next part of your life. People who are Neuro-Diverse or on the Autism spectrum can also benefit from targeted skill build to help navigate the social and physical challenges of everyday. Taking new steps, trying new skills and changing behaviors takes courage.

— Kathleen Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

There is a place for therapy and a place for coaching in our lives. As a therapist I utilize both of these into my work. While it is important to understand each person on a therapeutic level, exploring thoughts, feelings, and current maladaptive coping mechanisms. It is also equally important to coach people on how to change these patterns; after all isn't that why you are seeking therapy, to do things differently? As a therapist I take time to understand you and teach you a different way.

— Jennifer Gay, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Dallas, TX
 

Many adolescents, young adults, and adults I have worked with have been interested in goal-setting, and improving performance in either work, school, college, sports, music, art, writing, or another endeavor. Coaching helps to meet these needs in a very direct way.

— Christopher Joaquim, Counselor in West Palm Beach, FL

Sometimes we need practical skills to help us get to the next level in our wellness. This may require some skill-building to develop new systems and habits with our business, nutrition, morning routine, time management, etc. This may be just what you need to heal and move forward. For instance, you may come with anxiety, but once we create a plan and establish boundaries, you feel centered and in control. This is the power of coaching.

— Karilyn (Kay) Bela, Counselor in Lancaster, PA
 

Coaching has been a part of my treatment intervention since 2014 after completing a 2 year formal program with the Anthropedia Foundation. During the program, I learned how to incorporate strategies that increased a sense of satisfaction and well-being into the therapeutic process. In addition to the formal training, I receive supervision and consultation as needed.

— Regina Whittington, Therapist in Clayton, MO

Parent coaching sessions include helpful information on child development and attachment behaviors relevant to the patterns that your child is showing. They also provide tools to be more comfortable facing overwhelming emotions so that you can teach your child to do the same! Together, we will work towards a greater understanding of the large and small shifts that will provide effective support for the emotional needs of your children and harmony for the entire family.

— Sophie Wolfe, Psychotherapist in Denver, CO