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!

Meet the specialists

Coaching in the broad sense of the word. I want to help you feel the empowerment of making healthy decisions that best suit your own personal life goals in a culturally sensitive approach. However, that may look for you.

— Jean Donald, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda, CA

I am a trained psychologist, however I am not a traditional therapist in that I do not just focus on healing psychological wounds and restoring a person to her fully-functional state. I like to invite and inspire my clients to work toward becoming the best possible version of themselves in all aspects of their lives. I use a variety of techniques to accomplish this, including reading assignments, meditation, visualization, and other exercises to help clients expand their level of self-awareness and their sense of what is possible for them.

— Raquel Muller, Psychologist in Tigard, OR
 

I typically use coaching techniques to assist clients undergoing child custody evaluations or social studies in family court or family law cases to make the most thorough and effective presentations. I am familiar with what is required in these cases, and by using coaching and teaching techniques I can often ensure that my client is the best prepared parent at the courthouse. Evaluators themselves are also pleased when my clients are well prepared because it makes the evaluator's job easier. Due to modern technology, I can typically provide these services nationwide.

— Stephen Finstein, Marriage & Family Therapist in Dallas, TX

Coaching provides non-clinical, future-oriented support to help you achieve personal or professional goals. I will work with you to develop an agenda that reflects your strengths, values, and goals, and help remove obstacles to greater achievement and satisfaction. Coaching sessions provide individualized assessment, problem-solving, accountability, and morale-boosting to support you through transitions, unique challenges, and the day-to-day of staying on course with your deepest aspirations.

— Loretta Staples, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Haven, CT
 

I am an expert with anxiety and trauma, and I want to be able to help everybody who struggles with this! It's an awful situation to be in and if it's left untreated, it will only get worse. So, pick up the phone and let's have a strategy session :-D

— Barbara Maulding, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Algonquin, IL

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
 

Coaching provides non-clinical, future-oriented support to help you achieve personal or professional goals. I will work with you to develop an agenda that reflects your strengths, values, and goals, and help remove obstacles to greater achievement and satisfaction. Coaching sessions provide individualized assessment, problem-solving, accountability, and morale-boosting to support you through transitions, unique challenges, and the day-to-day of staying on course with your deepest aspirations.

— Loretta Staples, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Haven, CT
 

I incorporate Positive Psychology and coaching techniques into my sessions with clients as a way of focusing on what clients want in their lives as opposed to what they don't want. Coaching helps clients tap into their motivation and joy and set personal goals around what's important in their lives.

— Megan Miller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , OR

Coaching is a process, not a to-do list. We look at exactly what’s going on in your life, and what you want to be different. We find out where you are now, and how you got there. We find out what you want to create, and what needs to change in order to make it happen. Coaching puts you in the driver’s seat in your life. You will understand how to make your life better. It’s your personal process of becoming more, becoming better and creating exactly what you want.

— Joanne Royer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Acradia, CA
 

Coaching, for me, is about setting and achieving goals in the moment. Assisting you in finding your heart’s desire and then setting out to bring those things into your life now is what coaching is all about.

— Lissa Merkel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

I believe we have all the tools we need to live the beautiful lives we want, but sometimes we need help in identifying those tools as well as feedback on how to use them in new ways. I love helping my clients identify their own unique strengths living out of that framework, instead of the old patterns that weren't serving them well.

— Lindsay Bong, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I incorporate Positive Psychology and coaching techniques into my sessions with clients as a way of focusing on what clients want in their lives as opposed to what they don't want. Coaching helps clients tap into their motivation and joy and set personal goals around what's important in their lives.

— Megan Miller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , OR
 

Coaching focuses on whatever aspects of your personal life and career are keeping you from performing at your best. The goal is to make meaningful changes to help you reach your optimal performance. Together we will look at those aspects of your life to understand the issues and how they are affecting you. We'll then prioritize and set goals; create a plan on how to reach them; and decide how to recognize your success along the way. Coaching clients commonly achieve: - Improved personal organization - Better time-management skills - More stable personal finances - Better communication in personal relationships - Successful career changes and transitions - Reduced stress - Overall improvements to health and wellbeing Life coaching is more than simply making changes. It is also a way to learn about yourself and those around you. Coaching will help you navigate your world with more ease and less stress. You will find a new rhythm for living your best life.

— Lauren Rigney, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

I typically use coaching techniques to assist clients undergoing child custody evaluations or social studies in family court or family law cases to make the most thorough and effective presentations. I am familiar with what is required in these cases, and by using coaching and teaching techniques I can often ensure that my client is the best prepared parent at the courthouse. Evaluators themselves are also pleased when my clients are well prepared because it makes the evaluator's job easier. Due to modern technology, I can typically provide these services nationwide.

— Stephen Finstein, Marriage & Family Therapist in Dallas, TX
 

I am certified as an Executive and Personal Coach. I am highly experienced in career coaching.

— Janet Civitelli, Psychologist in Austin, TX

I have over 20 years in the corporate field and I believe that combining my innate compassion, educational background, and work experience, I am able to help individuals, who may be looking for someone in the coaching position to help them work career or personal struggles.

— Erin Gray, Counselor in Lake Mary, FL