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500,000 people sought help at 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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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS, +17 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +8 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS, +15 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Life Transition

If one has courage, nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

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 Chattanooga, TN 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 Chattanooga therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

Every Friday, every fall, Coach Eric Taylor gathered his team in the locker room before a big game (and every game is a big game). “Listen to me,” he told players one time. “I said you need to strive to 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.” Friday Night Lights drew faithful audiences during its five seasons on TV, and Coach Taylor was one of the biggest reasons. He inspired his team and audiences alike. Just like other good coaches, Eric Taylor pushed and challenged and encouraged. His kids made him proud on and off the field, and these players knew he had their back—no matter what. After one game, he gathered the team and looked each kid in the eye and said, “I am in awe in each and every one of you gentlemen.” Many people would love to have someone like Coach Taylor in their lives—encouraging, pushing, challenging, and inspiring. Many people are working with their own personal Coach Taylor by working with a life coach.

Coaching is for more than high school football players. There are many great reasons to work with a life coach, but here are two…

  • People have a personal or professional goal they want to achieve. Life coaches often help people focus upon what they value in life. Each person has their own priorities, weakness, strengths, and opportunities. Success will look different for each individual, and having a clear vision for what success looks like for you may increase your ability to achieve that goal.
  • People are facing challenging and/or unanticipated life events. In an instant, life can be turned upside down. Words like cancer, lay-off, or divorce mean life tomorrow can look very differently than it looks today. Life coaches can often help people navigate the challenges that come with unexpected and difficult life events.

Can you recognize any of these two situations? Many people can, and they are working with a life coach to pursue their dreams and navigate life’s roadblocks. The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Chattanooga provide life coaching because no one has to do this alone. Our staff has inspired, guided, and encouraged many people through life coaching.

Clarifying and Personalizing Success

When there is no clear vision of success, it is hard to know when a goal has been met and when success has been achieved. Life coaches can help people clarify their goals, vision, and values. The best goals are very personal and take into account an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Success is a unique experience for each person. It could look like taking a chance on online dating. It could look like taking a class that would position you for a promotion. It could look like working on a difficult relationship. Personalizing and clarifying goals are important steps for moving forward.

In order to set personal and clear goals, people need to know who they are. This may sound simple, but many struggle. Life coaches often help people learn more about who they are and what they value. Then, people can let these internal compass points guide their life decisions. One way life coaches help their client increase in self-awareness is through “The Miracle Question” that allows clients to suspend reality for a moment and dream. The question comes in many forms but the basic premise is always the same: if you woke up one morning and a miracle had occurred overnight so that your life was perfect, what would your life look like?

  • What problems would have been solved? How?
  • Where would you live?
  • Who would be in your life and what would those relationships look like?
  • What life changes would have been made?
  • Where would you work?
  • How would you spend your time?
  • Where would you vacation and relax and recharge?
  • What would you be learning or how would you be growing?

Because reality has been suspended, the answers to these questions should not necessarily correlate directly to life changes; however, the answers give valuable glimpses at what people value. Life coaches may be able to help their clients use that information to make realistic, helpful life changes.

Working with a Life Coach from Thriveworks Chattanooga

If you are facing an unanticipated life event or if you have a goal you want to achieve, consider reaching out for help from a life coach. You are not alone. People can often achieve more than they ever thought possible with the right guidance, encouragement, and support. That is why Thriveworks Chattanooga offers life coaching—we have seen many clients thrive and live the life they want.

When you contact our office, here are a few things that may be helpful to know…

  1. A scheduling specialist will answer your call—we do not have a voicemail.
  2. Your first appointment may be the following day—we know you are ready to get started.
  3. Our office works with many insurance companies and accepts many insurance plans.
  4. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Are you ready for a life coach? Thriveworks Chattanooga is ready to help. Call us today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Chattanooga therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Medicare TN

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Self-pay costs at Chattanooga
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

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I've been seeing Caitlin since the end of 2023 and she has been great. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Read more I've been seeing Caitlin since the end of 2023 and she has been great. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Sydney Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I would recommend Heidi to anyone who is even contemplating this service. She has an innate way of making you feel comfortable in what could be an uncomfortable situation. She is a fantastic listener and extremely intuitive and professional when formatting her questions and offering feedback. She both challenges and affirms your efforts and offers strategies for progressive and documentable progress. Thanks Heidi,
Read more I would recommend Heidi to anyone who is even contemplating this service. She has an innate way of making you feel comfortable in what could be an uncomfortable situation. She is a fantastic listener and extremely intuitive and professional when formatting her questions and offering feedback. She both challenges and affirms your efforts and offers strategies for progressive and documentable progress. Thanks Heidi,
Chattanooga May 2022
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★★★★★
I supervised Austin as a therapist for the last 3 years and can't say enough about talents as a therapist. He is knowledgeable, fosters a great rapport, and caters his approach to the needs of his clients. He is professional and ethical and holds himself to a high standard. It was a joy and honor to have him on my team and I believe he will continue to do exceptional work in the mental health field!
Read more I supervised Austin as a therapist for the last 3 years and can't say enough about talents as a therapist. He is knowledgeable, fosters a great rapport, and caters his approach to the needs of his clients. He is professional and ethical and holds himself to a high standard. It was a joy and honor to have him on my team and I believe he will continue to do exceptional work in the mental health field!
Chattanooga Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I am eternally grateful for Nona Kelly! She has helped my family and I navigate through some of the most difficult phases of life. Her compassion, empathy and wisdom have given me clarity and fresh perspective. I have never felt as safe and comfortable with anyone else. Nona is not only a gifted therapist; she is a beautiful soul who truly cares about her clients. Thank you, Nona!
Read more I am eternally grateful for Nona Kelly! She has helped my family and I navigate through some of the most difficult phases of life. Her compassion, empathy and wisdom have given me clarity and fresh perspective. I have never felt as safe and comfortable with anyone else. Nona is not only a gifted therapist; she is a beautiful soul who truly cares about her clients. Thank you, Nona!
Chattanooga Jan 2021
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★★★★★
I am so thankful that I met Nona. She has helped me navigate through some very difficult times. She has helped me develop plans and holds me accountable. Her kindness and acceptance makes it very easy to relate to her.
Read more I am so thankful that I met Nona. She has helped me navigate through some very difficult times. She has helped me develop plans and holds me accountable. Her kindness and acceptance makes it very easy to relate to her.
Chattanooga Jan 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Chattanooga is located off E Main St between S Greenwood Ave and S Holtzclaw Ave. Next door to Rogers Quik Mart, we currently share the building with La Guatemalteca and Bill’s Uniform Shop. At the corner of our building is the Main and Greenwood bus stop for Line 9.

Phone number

(423) 403-3732

Languages spoken by TN providers

  • English
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