Life Coach Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

Do you feel paralyzed when making important life decisions? Would you like to move ahead in your career but aren’t sure how to make that happen? Life coaching with an expert at Thriving Mind Psychology in Midtown Manhattan can help you take control of your life and achieve your personal and work-related goals. To find out how life coaching services can give you the support you need, call the office today or schedule a consultation online.

Life Coach Q & A

What is a life coach?

A life coach is a professional who provides you with support so you can meet life challenges from a position of strength, awareness, and self-confidence. A life coach draws on elements of therapy, guidance counseling, social support, and consulting to help you achieve your goals in your career or personal life. 

How is life coaching different from therapy?

Life coaching at Thriving Mind Psychology is performed by experts who have experience in many types of therapy, and they draw on this vast body of knowledge for life coaching services. However, the goal of life coaching is different than therapy. 

Therapy is typically an in-depth process exploring and processing past experiences that create current mental or emotional difficulties. Life coaching, however, focuses on an immediate set of goals and on creating specific strategies designed to achieve those goals.

Some of the goals life coaching addresses include:

  • Job changes and other career goals
  • Magnifying your personal strengths
  • Major life decisions
  • Improving work-life balance
  • Improving your interpersonal relationships

Your goal may be very specific, such as a desire for an immediate promotion in your current job, or more broad, such as developing more definite boundaries in personal relationships.

What is involved in life coaching?

The life coaching process begins with an initial consultation in which you discuss your past experiences and current goals with your Thriving Mind Psychology expert. Your life coach then helps you develop a personalized action plan. Your action plan may include action step assignments, structured task management, and homework such as journaling. 

Depending on your individual needs, your life coach may recommend therapeutic techniques that help you manage stress, relax, focus, and maximize your skills, such as peak performance or neurofeedback training.

Does life coaching require a long-term commitment?

The amount of time you spend working with your life coach at Thriving Mind Psychology depends on your unique situation. You and your life coach together determine how long you need to attain your goals. 

Specific, immediate challenges may require a shorter commitment, while more general concerns may need a more extended coaching period for success.

If you’d like professional support to help you take the next step in your life or improve your interpersonal connections, call Thriving Mind Psychology to schedule a consultation for life coaching today or make an appointment online.