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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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"I choose to work with highly motivated people from a strengths-based and client-centered approach to support them in better functioning, better menta... "I choose to work with highly motivated people from a strengths-based and client-centered approach to support them in better functioning, better mental health, and wellness." Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

I will work hard to listen, understand, and work with you on your unique challenges and goals.

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Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

My goal is to create a safe space to encourage your openness to discuss your concerns.

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 Asheville, NC 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 Asheville therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

Like he did before every big game, Coach Eric Taylor gathered his players together, looked them in the eye, and told them, “Listen to me. I said you need to strive to be better than everyone else. I didn’t say you needed to be better than everyone else. But you gotta try. That’s what character is. It’s in the trying.” Coach Taylor was and remains one of TV’s most recognizable and inspirational coaches. Each week, he got the most from his players on Friday Night Light. On and off the field, these high schoolers achieved more than anyone (include themselves) expected. After one grueling battle, Coach Taylor made eye contact with each player on his team and let them know, “I am in awe in each and every one of you gentlemen.” Many people watching surely dream of their own personal coach who could inspire and encourage them the way Coach Taylor inspired his team. More and more people are making that dream a reality and utilizing life coaches.

“Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” —Coach Pete Carroll

Life coaches, in many ways, are no different than other kinds of coaches. They encourage, push, challenge, inspire, and support. Regardless of the context, coaches help people learn about themselves—know their strengths and weaknesses. Then, people can make a game plan—capitalizing on their strengthens and fortifying their weaknesses. Whether the game plan is for a better marriage, a new career, or deeper relationships, people can often achieve more than they ever dreamed when they work with a life coach.

If you have a goal or a dream, it may be time to work with a life coach. Know that the life coaches at Thriveworks Asheville are also licensed mental health professionals, and we have coached many clients as they achieve more than they ever dreamed possible.

Working with a Life Coach

People from all walks of life have worked with a life coach, and while the possibilities for why someone would pursue coaching are infinite, two reasons are often cited. People frequently want life coaching as they…

  • …pursue a personal or professional goal. Goal setting is often a big aspect of life coaching. When people understand why, how, when, and where to set goals, they can often set themselves up for advancement—both personally and professionally. People can set a goal in any area of their lives…for a hobby, a relationship, a job change. Goals help people focus their attention upon what they truly care about in life, and they help people say, “no” to anything that distracts them from these values. Life coaches are often experts in guiding people toward challenging but realistic goals that keep them focused and moving forward.
  • …experience an unanticipated and/or especially challenging season of life. Words like divorce, cancer, lay-offs, bi-polar, and more can change life on a dime. One moment life is in control and smooth sailing. The next moment, the world is turned upside down. What should a job search look like after you’ve been laid off? How do you jump back into the dating scene as a single parent? What type of support will you need to survive this medical crisis? These are normal and important questions that many people ask as they enter into new and unforeseen circumstances. Life coaches can often help people find the right answers for them.

Self-Knowledge and Redefining Success

Success in each person’s life will be a unique experience. For some, success means building healthy relationships. For others, it means completing a health goal. For others, it means reaching for that next rung in their career ladder. Knowing what success looks like for you means knowing yourself well. That might sound easy, but it is often far more difficult. All too often, people see themselves for what they want to be, not who they are. Everyone does it, but a false self-perception is not helpful. Living in the truth of who we are—weaknesses and strengths—is a much more proactive and powerful stance. Self-knowledge allows people to redefine success so that it aligns with who they are and what they value.

Life coaches can often help people increase their self-awareness. One of the many tools coaches use is the “Miracle Question.” This question can come in many forms, but the basic idea is that clients can suspend reality and dream about what could be. The miracle question might ask…

  • Where would you live, work, and play if you could locate your life anywhere? What factors went into that decision?
  • What educational or school opportunities would you seek if time and money did not hold you back?
  • Where do you feel relaxed? What is your perfect vacation?

The honest answers may or may not turn into goals, but the answers in themselves are insights into who people are, what they value, and how they prioritize their life. Life coaches can often help people translate this information into important adjustments in people’s life style and choices.

Life Coaches at Thriveworks Asheville

If you are ready to meet with a life coach, consider calling Thriveworks Asheville. Our life coaches are also experienced and licensed mental health professionals. That means, we may be able to take your insurance to help cover the cost of your appointment. We also offer evening and weekend sessions. New clients regularly meet with their life coach within 24 hours of their first call.

Call Thriveworks Asheville today for an appointment for life coaching.

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 Asheville therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Asheville
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Shannon is such a God send. I am so thankful to be working with her. I look forward to healing with her.
Read more Shannon is such a God send. I am so thankful to be working with her. I look forward to healing with her.
Diane Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Andrew is very intelligent and clearly understands how to make important connections and provide resources!
Read more Andrew is very intelligent and clearly understands how to make important connections and provide resources!
Francisco Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Asheville is off of Patton Avenue, and near Thirsty Monk and Jerusalem Garden Cafe. Across the street is Pritchard Park and Sonora Cocina Mexicana.

Phone number

(828) 523-9140

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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