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 worked as a coach for over 15 years, helping individuals with fundraising that they needed to do for themselves and their organization. Fundraising brings all kinds of fun things to the surface. It was here that I first saw my love for working with people and being a support, encouragement, cheerleader, while also offering training and helping them to develop a strategy and a realistic and manageable plan for how to achieve their goals.

— Josh Foster, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in , MD

In coaching the focus is on the 'here and now' rather than on the distant past or future. We work together to unlock a your potential and maximize your strengths.

— Dr. Jag Soni, Clinical Psychologist in Napa, 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

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

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

No matter the goal, OT's can address all aspects to help you meet your goal. We will look physical health, environment, roles, habits, and routines. We can help you coach in a variety of goals such as managing stress, preventing burn out, managing chronic pain, establishing boundaries at work, navigating health issues in intimate relationships, parenting, personal growth and development.

— Elizabeth Harnett, Occupational Therapist in Staatsburg, NY

A life coach is a type of wellness professional who helps people make progress in their lives in order to attain greater fulfillment. Life coaches to aid their clients in improving their relationships, careers, and day-to-day lives.

— Dr. Matthew Meyers, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Calabasas, CA

My ability and experiences to evoke and guide in order to bring forth purpose and passion to the forefront.

— Collene Taylor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Rockford, IL

For individuals who are looking to move past surviving to thriving, or prefer not to operate from a diagnostic or insurance lens, I offer coaching sessions.

— Jennifer Johnston, Counselor in Hamden, CT

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

While I am licensed as a psychotherapist and approach traditional therapy from a psychodynamic perspective, I now mostly work within a coaching/mentoring/consulting framework. I focus "above the wellness line" so that we approach your sessions in positivity rather than deficit. I am a certified life/wellness coach.

— DeeAnna Nagel, Psychotherapist

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 Vancouver, WA

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

Here’s to You! LLC combines specialized coaching and counseling techniques that are unique to you without using a “cookie cutter approach”. We collaborate on creating strategies that work for you! Celebrating your accomplishments and changing your weaknesses into strengths. We offer an unbiased and non-judgmental approach giving you the peace and respect which is crucial for allowing trust and open communication.

— Heather Nemeth, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Western Springs, IL