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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting life coaching can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Our therapists in Amherst are booked, but we have 55 other therapists in MA available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Life coaching

What is Life coaching?

Life coaching is a personalized support system that helps individuals clarify goals, develop action plans, and navigate challenges. Coaches employ effective communication and active listening to assist clients in overcoming obstacles, unlocking their potential, and achieving personal growth for a more fulfilling life.

How does Life coaching work?

In life coaching, our coaches utilize diverse therapeutic techniques that are tailored to individuals, including cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness, and positive psychology approaches. They also utilize active listening and empathetic communication to provide a supportive space for you to explore and achieve personal goals and overcome challenges, fostering personal growth and clarity.

Is Life coaching conducted in person or online?

Life coaching with our therapists in Amherst, MA is conducted both in person and virtually via online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Life coaching last?

The number of life coaching sessions someone attends can differ based on the coach and the client's choices. How many sessions are needed and how often they occur often hinges on the client's objectives and the complexity of their concerns. Some clients might opt for a few sessions to tackle particular goals or issues, while others may decide on ongoing coaching sessions to work on personal growth and life enhancement over a more extended period of time. Thriveworks Amherst therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” -C.S Lewis

We all have those moments when life hits you in the face. Maybe you’re going for a walk, just finished a book, or are driving to the same 9-5 job you’ve had for 20 years. All of a sudden, the realization comes- There’s more to life than this.

Then maybe those dreams you have start waking up and whispering to you- quit the job, start the business, move across the country, go the gym…

Thriveworks Amherst Life Coaching wants you to listen to those dreams! And we can help you make them a reality. It’s easy to stand in the valley looking up and imagining what life will be like on top of that personal mountain top. Let’s actually start the climb and do it together. Make an appointment today by calling 413-634-4805.

What Is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is relatively new in the counseling world, and a lot of misconceptions still exist around it. It’s similar to counseling, but not quite the same. Both will move you past a mental, emotional, or physical hurdle and bring you to a healthier, happier place. Where you start is the major difference.

A counseling session will heal. A Life Coaching session will conquer maximize.

Imagine an athlete who tears a muscle. She’ll rest, heal, and see a physical therapist. Likewise, counseling heals the mind and soul.

What about the athlete who wants to reach new heights?

She might get a coach who can support her through encouragement and designing workouts. Life coaching is like this- it’s designed to take an already pretty good thing and make it great. You’ll learn new skills and develop ones you didn’t know you had- maximizing your potential. With professional guidance and unconditional support, the possibilities of life coaching are unlimited.

Thriveworks Amherst welcomes any topic in a Life Coaching session. A few of the common ones include:

  • Graduating from college
  • Earning and receiving a promotion
  • Adjusting to change
  • Making a major life transition
  • Embarking on a new career path
  • Opening a family business
  • Feeling happy and comfortable at work

What people need to accomplish their goals is just as diverse as the goals themselves. Some just need a few motivational pep talks. Others need a deep dive into motives, decisions, and who they are. Both qualify as a reason to see a Thriveworks Amherst Life Coach!

What Will a Life Coaching Session Look Like?

The goal of Life Coaching is to help you realize your full potential. It’s unfortunate, but there’s more self-doubt today than ever before. A life coaching session will take apart those doubts and remind you of your strengths, while giving you the tools to use them! There’s a lot of self-reflection and attainable goals in life coaching. Because at the end of the day, you know yourself better than we ever could, and small steps forward is great progress.

The center of any Thriveworks Amherst life coaching session is you. Your goals are what we’re working for. We are your guides, but you’re the one climbing that mountain. So of course, no two sessions will look the same.

The takeaways will look different too, but a few things you can expect are:

  • Unbiased support and guidance from your life coach
  • A better understanding of your goals
  • Techniques and strategies that will help you reach those goals
  • Greater accountability, which will keep you moving forward
  • Encouragement and opportunity to talk about yourself
  • Better self-esteem and confidence
  • Advanced/advancing personal development
  • A clearer path to success and happiness

We aren’t meant to just survive this life. We’re meant to thrive. If you’re not content with where you are in life, or your dreams keep waking you up at night, a Thriveworks Amherst Life Coaching session could be the perfect way for you to grow and achieve new heights. So, call a professional life coach at Thriveworks Amherst today at 413-634-4805.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Amherst
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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Amherst is located in the same building as Yoga Center Amherst and Mexcalito Taco Bar. We are right by the intersection of Kellogg Ave and Boltwood Walk, and nearby is the intersection of Kellogg Ave and N Pleasant Street. Near this intersection is Build Yoga and Wellness, The Halal Cart, Richard’s Coin Exchange, and a US Post Office.

Phone number

(413) 340-5164

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