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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When desired by the client, I can be very solutions-focused and results oriented. I can help clients set clear goals, provide accountability for that progress, and work through the barriers that make concrete change so tough sometimes. I am strengths-based and empowering. Therapy with a coaching flavor can be absolutely transformative. Let's explore how you can go from "suck it up and deal" to "I love my life!"

— Desiree Howell, Psychologist in St. Petersburg, FL

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, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , 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

Coaching is perfect for women and men who want to stop going in circles and start moving forward on their goals. They want to fulfill their promises to themselves to live a more fulfilling life. Coaching is for individuals who have identified a goal (write a book, improve job performance, get a promotion, gain self-confidence, be less stressed, become more organized, develop healthier habits, become happier in life, etc.

— Therapy for Anxiety, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

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 Plano, TX

Let's get organized and create some fabulous goals for you. Live the life you have always wanted to live!!!!!

— Kirsten Cantley, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

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

Helping client couples set goals and work towards them.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fulton, MD

I spent years coaching and teaching parents who were trying to get their children back in their custody. Coaching is a great way to encourage and teach.

— Megan Johnston, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Gainesville, FL

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

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

In February 2020 I became a Certified Professional Coach, CPC. I use coaching's solution-focused, strength-oriented framework to help my clients reach their goals.

— Jessi Frothingham, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

We use coaching techniques as an orientation while treating young adults.

— U ARE HEARD, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Avon, CT

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

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

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