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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Rather than practicing from a medical or mental illness model, coaching focuses on strengths and wellness. I strive to work with a client's natural strengths, learn from them about their children, and educate them in methods that work with their children's needs to improve overall parenting and address specific behaviors that are causing stress in the home.

— Lisa Wittorff, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

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 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 provide parent coaching and executive functioning coaching. Coaching is focused on developing specific, targeted, and time-limited goals and strategies to meet those particular goals. Many times individuals are functioning fairly well in many aspects of their lives but need to develop a particular skillset or new approach to engaging in an area of challenge (e.g. setting boundaries, organizing and planning, etc.).

— Munn Saechao, Counselor in Mountain View, CA

Life Coaching is a great service for teens and young adults who are not in need of therapy but are interested in getting support in starting their lives as an adult. Life coaching is a solution focused, practical service that can include, but is not limited to, gaining clarity on career choices, learning skills such as personal organization, or addressing barriers to taking on adult responsibilities. Life coaching focuses on the here and now, and does not dive deeply in past stressors / traumas.

— Angela Shankman, Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA
 

I believe that everyone has the potential to live a life that they find meaningful. We will work together to help you understand your values, identify your unique strengths, and realize your worth as an individual. This will serve as the foundation to help you unlock your potential. Together, we will work to help you build the confidence and skills you need to pursue the kind of life you want.

— Kathryn Ziemer, Clinical Psychologist in Alexandria, VA

While coaching, I provide an environment that encourages clients to trust their own opinions, while fostering confidence in order for them to realize their full potential.

— Dr. Valisha Terry, Psychologist in Cherry Hill, NJ
 

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 am a certified Advanced Christian Life Coach working towards my Master certification with a special focus on women’s issues, relationships, grief, and communication issues.

— Myla Erwin, Pastoral Counselor in High Point, NC
 

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 North Bend, 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

Coaching focuses on helping clients stay motivated in pursuit of a specific future goal. Need to help my clients explore and navigate the tough waters of their sexuality, the relationships and their inner self. Encouragement and focus on one's strengths is paramount. A trained psychologist can make an even better coach, understanding the inner workings and fears that can hold us back.

— Monte Miller, Psychologist in Boerne, TX
 

Life Coaching is a great service for teens and young adults who are not in need of therapy but are interested in getting support in starting their lives as an adult. Life coaching is a solution focused, practical service that can include, but is not limited to, gaining clarity on career choices, learning skills such as personal organization, or addressing barriers to taking on adult responsibilities. Life coaching focuses on the here and now, and does not dive deeply in past stressors / traumas.

— Angela Shankman, Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA

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
 

I am a psychological coach. I am also a recent Doctoral graduate of clinical psychology. Although I work with spirit-mind-body and use Psychology to understand the psyche, I prefer coaching, counseling and mentoring to traditional therapy because through coaching, I am able to use both my psychological background and spiritual gifts. This allows me to meet the needs of the clients without forcing them into a box based on psychological theory.

— Chiaku Hanson, Counselor in Los Angeles, CA

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, Therapist in Dallas, TX
 

Life Coaching and Life & Career Consulting, Mentoring Christian Track Available

— Michelle Hughes-Leger, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

I have multiple Health Coaching Certifications. I provide Health & Behavior Coaching.

— Lili Wagner, Psychologist in Newhall, CA
 

I incorporate Positive Psychology and coaching techniques into my therapy 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 intrinsic motivation and set personal goals around what's important in their lives. I now offer a 6 session coaching series for individuals who prefer the action-oriented approach of a coaching model to traditional therapy.

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

As a mother of 4 I know that life throws you curves when you are managing a family. I have both the life experience and professional background to help guide you. I want to partner together to help you put aside the doubt and become confident that you already know what your child needs. Raising kids is hard. They push all your buttons and the strong willed children know just how far to push! You wonder if your doing it right and I'm here to say if your wondering, your already doing great.

— Jamie Coyne, Counselor in Ringwood, NJ
 

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, Therapist in Dallas, TX

International Certified Professional Coach

— Shontae Graham, Counselor in ,
 

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