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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You can learn more by going to 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

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

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

Part of the issue with therapy, and our society as a whole is the way we see our world and selves. We expect to not feel a certain way, push a feeling away and then expect a drink, a funny movie or food to help us feel better. We also assume therapy should be the only place where we talk about this (even though we know talking over and over again doesn’t help). Coaching is an invitation to expanding preconceived boundaries about yourself and the world because you want to get results.

— Yoni Banayan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Las Vegas, NV

Unlike therapy, which delves into past experiences, coaching is future-oriented and action-driven. It's all about clarifying your goals, overcoming obstacles, and crafting practical strategies for success. Ready to take charge of your life and create the future you desire? Coaching can help you get there.

— Antoinette Eldemire, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

I specialize in coaching to help my clients achieve their goals by breaking them down into smaller, attainable goals to do the things they need to do and want to do. Occupational therapists are masters in analyzing an activity or task by holistically looking at a person's strengths, habits, routines, physical environment, and the activity demands. A variety of goals include: work/school management, stress and health management, home management, and personal growth and development.

— Alexandra Feldman, Occupational Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I offer phone coaching in between sessions to help clients through distressing times in their lives.

— Samantha Levinson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bryn Mawr, PA

For a discussion on our personal/individualized treatment - please contact us or visit We look forward to discussing and pairing you with the right Therapist or Coach to meet your needs

— Maura McCusker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Summerville, SC

I am certified as a Creative Grief Support Practitioner, or as I like to call myself-a Grief Coach. Grief Coaching also allows me to work with you regardless of what state you live in. As your coach, I can work with you anywhere. Grief coaching looks like helping you find your strengths so you can navigate the mess of grief. Grief coaching looks like having someone walk beside you through your process. Remember, I have been in similar shoes, you don't have to do this alone.

— Beth Erlander, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO

1:1 coaching holds space and curiosity for what is rising in you. We will honor the old patterns and themes, difficulties and stuck points, and see the opportunities there for growth. We will explore what lights you up and create opportunities to invite more of what you’re wanting into your life. We will talk about boundaries and reclaiming your power, energetic protection and releasing held energy that isn’t yours. We’ll meet the fear and invite it to join in as you continue to move forward.

— Mallory Kroll, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Concord, MA

I provide self-care coaching to individuals and groups of various professions and lifestyles that are needing better self-care practices to implement into their lives. By utilizing tools such as values, wellness wheel and the Enneagram, I help you create a one-of-a-kind self-care plan that prevents and improves the burnout process. Please visit my website for more information on working with me on the topic of self-care coaching:

— Julia Ayraud, Counselor in Tomball, TX

Therapy isn't solely about being heard; while that can be profoundly transformative for many, some seek more than just a listening ear. Coaching is a dynamic approach tailored for those who thrive on guidance. Drawing from my extensive experience as a therapist and personal trainer, I specialize in assisting individuals navigating challenges that require that extra push toward personal growth.

— Rachel Goldberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Studio City, CA

Sometimes, it's just good to process your emotions, hopes, dreams, fears, and struggles with someone who isn't your parent, sibling, partner, or boss. Coaching helps you sort through your thoughts and emotions about the direction you see your life going. Do you make a left turn, or a right turn. Together, we'll map out a plan to point your toes in the direction you want to be going in your life. Think of coaching as a gentle nudge to empower you toward growth and progress in your life.

— Cyndi Peters, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Libertyville, IL

Coaching is used to foster forward movement and accountability. It is for those who need support on the path to change. It is a directive approach and enforces change. Coaching can be used in conjunction with therapy but is not a substitute for those who will benefit from healing trauma, anxiety, depression, self esteem, with therapy. It can be integrated during the course of therapy to help with consistency OR it can be used on it's own if one is seeking accountability toward a particular goal.

— Live Life Now! Counseling and Coaching Tonya Jordan, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

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 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 Frisco, TX

Helping client couples set goals and work towards them.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Laurel, MD