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

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

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As a queer identified woman who has struggled with depression in the past, I understand the challenges of working to live a balanced and joyful life.

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As a woman of color, I recognize the need for support with life's daily stressors.

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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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

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Chapel Hill, NC—Life Coaches and Counselors

Life coaches and high school football coaches may not be so different. In both settings, coaches need to know their team’s and clients’ weaknesses and strengths. Coaches help their teams and clients formulate a game plan: a way to fortify those weaknesses and capitalize on those strengths. Coaches can read a context and guide their teams or clients on the next steps. Whether they are football coaches or life coaches, success is often supported by a good coach.

Thriveworks Counseling in Chapel Hill offers life coaching, and our professionals have helped many people find the encouragement, guidance, inspiration, and support they need.

Life Coaching and Goal Setting

A big part of life coaching is learning how to set challenging but reasonable goals. A vast amount of research outlines how goals can help people achieve. Many people who achieve great feats use goals the propel themselves forward. The difficulty is that setting and achieving important goals is easier said than done.

The end result of goal-setting and life coaching may be a dramatic achievement, but the daily reality is often mundane. Long-term success often requires short-term sacrifice. Seth Godin puts in this way, “Set a goal, and in small, consistent steps, work to reach it. Get support from your peers when you start flagging. Repeat. You will change.” How can goals change people? When people set goals and they have the support of a life coach to achieve those goals, a few key things may happen…

  1. Goals can strengthen people’s self-control. Distractions are constantly vying for people’s attention, but when they have named a goal, they can more easily say, “no” to those diversions.
  2. In contrast, goals can spark difficult but important action steps. Avoiding distractions is only one side of the coin. Goals often give people the courage to say, “yes” to change.
  3. Goals can align people’s internal values with their external actions. When people live wholeheartedly, they are often happier and more effective.
  4. Goals may also motivate people to overcome obstacles. Everything worth achieving will have challenges, and during a setback, it is important to have a clear vision of the finish line to serve as a reminder—the sacrifice is worth it.

Life Coaching for Every Aspect of Life

One of the benefits of working with a life coach is that clients can explore any area of their lives where they need mentoring, guiding, and support. Goals are often associated with professional advancement, but they can truly be made for any aspect of life. For example, people often set goals for their…

  • Attitude: Do you want more patience? Are you hoping to cultivate kindness? Is there enough joy in your life? Setting goals for attitude means focusing upon who you are—not what you do.
  • Career: What skills do you have? How could they provide for your needs and contribute to the world? What do you want to do when you wake up each morning?
  • Finances: What kind of a relationship do you want to establish with your money? Do you want to live debt-free? Do you want to donate it to a good cause?
  • Adventure: What excites and refreshes you? What makes you feel alive and restores you? How can adventure be a part of your life?
  • Relationships: Which relationships energize you? Which feel draining? What type of relationships do you want to cultivate? With whom? How?

Life Coaching at Thriveworks Counseling in Chapel Hill, NC—Scheduling an Appointment

Do you want to meet with a life coach? Are you ready to have someone inspire, guide, mentor, and encourage you? Let’s work together. Thriveworks in Chapel Hill has appointments available for life coaching. When you call our office to schedule an appointment, you may be meeting with your life coach the same week. Weekend and evening appointments are offered. Because our life coaches are also licensed counselors, we may be able to accept your insurance to help with the payment.

Let’s get started. Call our office today.

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 Chapel Hill therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

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

  • 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 Chapel Hill
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 Thriveworks Chapel Hill reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Ariel is a compassionate, reliable, supportive counselor. The work she has done with foster children, birth families and foster families has been amazing to witness. She brings so much light and hope to the children and families she works with. She is truly a gift.
Read more Ariel is a compassionate, reliable, supportive counselor. The work she has done with foster children, birth families and foster families has been amazing to witness. She brings so much light and hope to the children and families she works with. She is truly a gift.
Chapel Hill Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Ariel Harris is an excellent therapist. I have worked with her in professional settings and she is kind with clients. She has worked with a variety of clientele from all areas of life, and is knowledgeable in many topics. She is supportive of her clients and genuinely cares about helping them reach their goals and be successful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their life.
Read more Ariel Harris is an excellent therapist. I have worked with her in professional settings and she is kind with clients. She has worked with a variety of clientele from all areas of life, and is knowledgeable in many topics. She is supportive of her clients and genuinely cares about helping them reach their goals and be successful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their life.
Chapel Hill Oct 2020
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★★★★★
She did an exceptional job as a counselor. She asked great questions and knew how to get to the root of the problems. Thanks!
Read more She did an exceptional job as a counselor. She asked great questions and knew how to get to the root of the problems. Thanks!
Chapel Hill Apr 2020
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★★★★★
Cindy Goulding is a very accomplished and experienced therapist. For Cindy, being a mental health professional is a calling not simply a job. She cares deeply about the success of her clients and makes them feel comfortable with her grounded and non-judgmental approach. Cindy is highly compassionate as a person. This is not a skill for her; it's who she is at her core. Her relentless pursuit to understand the experience and perspective of others is unmatched. Most people want a competent therapist they can trust with their most vulnerable fears, stories and relationship struggles. Cindy Goulding is a top notch choice!
Read more Cindy Goulding is a very accomplished and experienced therapist. For Cindy, being a mental health professional is a calling not simply a job. She cares deeply about the success of her clients and makes them feel comfortable with her grounded and non-judgmental approach. Cindy is highly compassionate as a person. This is not a skill for her; it's who she is at her core. Her relentless pursuit to understand the experience and perspective of others is unmatched. Most people want a competent therapist they can trust with their most vulnerable fears, stories and relationship struggles. Cindy Goulding is a top notch choice!
Chapel Hill Mar 2020
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★★★★★
Cindy Goulding is a topnotch counselor. I have worked with her professionally and referred patients to her for both her personal training and her counseling skills. She has written a very nice book on how to manage weight family style.
Read more Cindy Goulding is a topnotch counselor. I have worked with her professionally and referred patients to her for both her personal training and her counseling skills. She has written a very nice book on how to manage weight family style.
Chapel Hill Feb 2020
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★★★★★
Cindy is a very caring, honest and responsible person. She is very understanding and compassionate. Her skills are exceptionally sharp, and she has high integrity. She is very thorough and always thinking of how to resolve difficult situations. She is open-minded, non-judgmental and an asset to anyone working with her.
Read more Cindy is a very caring, honest and responsible person. She is very understanding and compassionate. Her skills are exceptionally sharp, and she has high integrity. She is very thorough and always thinking of how to resolve difficult situations. She is open-minded, non-judgmental and an asset to anyone working with her.
Chapel Hill Feb 2020
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★★★★★
I am very pleased with my therapist. She provides insights to my emotions and behavior. she helps me explore new ways of thinking that helps me turn away from negativity. She helps me understand the origins of some of my behaviors. I look forward to continue working with her to help me attain a more fufilled and happy life.
Read more I am very pleased with my therapist. She provides insights to my emotions and behavior. she helps me explore new ways of thinking that helps me turn away from negativity. She helps me understand the origins of some of my behaviors. I look forward to continue working with her to help me attain a more fufilled and happy life.
Chapel Hill Jan 2020
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★★★★★
It’s difficult to say how someone can impact your life. In a short time Donna has impacted my life and helped me see there is a journey. Although the journey is not clear to me, Donna listens with a compassionate heart and deep intent. She is truly engaged and seeks to help you understand as you tell your story. It is the telling of the story that is more important than the words, a wise person told me. Donna very much wants to hear your story. I’m lucky and grateful to have found her.
Read more It’s difficult to say how someone can impact your life. In a short time Donna has impacted my life and helped me see there is a journey. Although the journey is not clear to me, Donna listens with a compassionate heart and deep intent. She is truly engaged and seeks to help you understand as you tell your story. It is the telling of the story that is more important than the words, a wise person told me. Donna very much wants to hear your story. I’m lucky and grateful to have found her.
Chapel Hill Dec 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chapel Hill is located near the corner of Franklin Street and Estes Drive. We currently share a building with Select Physical Therapy, Child Trends, and Grupo Gransolar, among other businesses. When you turn off of Franklin Street, to get to our office, you will pass Avance Care Chapel Hill.

Phone number

(919) 642-1031

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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