Charlotte Goal Setting Help

Goal Setting Help—Counselors and Coaches in Charlotte, NC

Think about the week ahead of you. What is on your calendar? If you are like most people, your week has a long to-do list: work, errands, chores, exercise, and more. There may be a few fun items interspersed, if there is time. Now, think for a moment if that were reversed? What if what you loved and prioritized was reflected in your calendar? Many people are learning that the little changes they make today are setting them up for big progress in the future—they are learning the power of goal setting.

“The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun,
in the short run. It seems to me, though, that
the people who get things done, who lead,
who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.”
—Seth Godin

Most people have a vague idea about their future—what they want to achieve, but setting goals that lead them to that dream is often easier said than done. Significant studies recount the link between high achievement and goal setting, and yet, many people struggle. The process of setting a goal is almost always effective, but effective does not mean easy. Seth Godin gets to the heart of the issue: any worthy cause often means short-term sacrifice. The long-term benefits of setting a goal are almost always significant, but they are not without costs. There is no way to bypass the cost, but there are ways to have support and help. Many people are looking toward counselors and coaches for needed guidance as they set goals and overcome challenges.

Many people have walked through the doors of Thriveworks Charlotte looking to achieve a long-term goal, and our professionals have walked with them every step of the way. The professionals at Thriveworks understand that achievement requires clarification of people’s talents, values, and resources, and we know what it takes to regain control of the calendar.

Having a Goal Helps. But How?

The fundamental action people take when they set a goal is naming something that they value and that is worth of their time and attention. When people know what they want and align their actions accordingly, often their lives change. Goals often allow people to say, This is good, but it is not good for me. When people set a goal, they may be…

  1. Blocking out all the varied distractions compete for their time and attention—things that lead them away from what they value.
  2. Honing their focus upon what truly matters to them and what they truly value.
  3. Aligning their values, actions, and attention.
  4. Giving themselves the motivation to take difficult but important action steps.
  5. Building up their self-control.
  6. Reinforcing their motivation so that they can sustain setbacks, hardships, and difficulties.

Aiming for Different Targets

When most people think of setting a goal, they most likely think of forcing themselves to take action they should do but do not want to do. People often make goals of eating less sugar, eating more fiber, cleaning their house, paying off a debt, and so on. While any goal takes effort, not every goal needs to be drudgery. Goal setting can and should be fun and emphasize the positive that people can achieve.

People who set goals that align with what they value often find the process exciting and fulfilling. One big step is setting goals in a variety of areas within their lives. People can and do make goals about their vacation, their guitar playing, their monetary giving, and more. Goals that are enjoyable and exciting may be about people’s…

  • Attitude: Who do people want to become? More patient? More caring? More self-aware?
  • Finances: How do people want to use their money? To buy a beach house? To experience freedom from debt? To giving toward a worthy cause?
  • Education: How can people keep growing? Would they like a mentor? What books do they want to read? What experiences would enrich their understanding?
  • Artistic Endeavors: What do people create and how can take for creativity be built into their schedules? Is there an artist or a project people could sponsor or attend?
  • Family: What types of relationships do people want to build and sustain within their home? Within their extended family?
  • Career: How can people express their identity, talents, and values at work? What jobs excite them?
  • Fun: When do people feel relaxed and restored? What are they doing when they laugh and smile the most? How can these times be increased?
  • Physical Strength: What adjustments would make people’s physical health stronger? What level of health would they like to enjoy?

Goal Setting Help at Thriveworks Charlotte, NC

The best goals are often very unique and personal—they come from people’s own values, talents, and resources. This is often how a counselor or coach can assist in the goal setting process: helping people grow in their self-awareness. If you are ready to meet with a mental health professional to set goals for your future, know that Thriveworks Charlotte has goal setting help appointments available.

When you reach out to our office, know that a person will answer your call. New clients often have their first appointment within 24 hours of their first call. We also accept various forms of insurance, offer evening and weekend appointments, and do not keep a waitlist. Our hope is that every client receives the help they need when they need it.

Contact Thriveworks Charlotte today.

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I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
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I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
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Good therapist

I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
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Caring and personal

Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
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Great place for healing

This is a very safe place. The therapists and staff are knowledgeable and patient. I have had a really positive experience and I am learning and growing.
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Charlotte has a team of Therapists that are skilled and compassionate. Matt and Kim have taken great care to ensure that client care is a priority. The environment is warm and welcoming. This is a group of Counselors who can really relate to the everyday challenges we all experiences.
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Great people…great office

I am a big fan of Thriveworks! I have known Matt and Kim for some time now and I feel like I have known them forever. They are approachable, helpful, and just great people. Their office is comfortable and inviting. is a place where anyone can find a little peace. Give them a try :)
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Owners have great experience and are caring individuals.
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Not servicing patients

A place/facility that isn’t accepting any new patients. You rave about how you are here to help and treat people but really you aren’t at all. How is some one supposed to get help if you aren’t willing to help them. Very disappointed with Thriveworks and their lack of assisting.
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For my son

The service was fine. We came in for an evaluation for my son Bryant. Mrs. Hamel was professional and seemed to be able to talk with Bryant although his lips sometimes get in the way of being understood by others.
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