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 Portland, OR
 

I believe that therapy is most effective when accompanied by structured implementation of what you have learned. So, I give homework. I will ask you to do things like journaling, completing a life review or workbook, increasing movement like dance, walking, or weight training, getting a massage or taking a bath, and using creative expression, music, or pet therapy to stimulate your senses.

— Deena Hitzke, Counselor in Tucson, AZ

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 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

— Katie Playfair, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Personal growth is a lifelong process that can help us live more fulfilling lives. Growth is relevant in all stages of our lives: If therapy is for folks looking to grow by healing the wounds from the past, then coaching is for people who hope to grow optimally in the present and the future, in both personal and professional realms. I am here to help you gain the skills and mindsets that you need to grow into your potential, and ultimately, become your own master of personal growth.

— I-Ching Grace Hung, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

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

— Dr. Lili Wagner, Psychologist in , CA
 

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

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 San Antonio, TX
 

Helping client couples set goals and work towards them.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fulton, MD

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
 

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 Portland, OR

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 Portland, OR
 

Personal growth is a lifelong process that can help us all to live more fulfilling lives. If therapy is for those looking to grow by healing the wounds from the past, coaching can be for individuals who have made peace with the past (for the most part), and are looking to grow optimally in the present. Life can be so much more; we are full of potential, more than we realize. I am here to help you gain the skills and mindsets that you need to become your own guide of personal growth.

— I-Ching Grace Hung, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

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
 

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

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