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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 and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
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Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more


Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +16 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Stress, +8 more

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 Columbia, SC 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 Columbia therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

Sometimes our thoughts and beliefs tell us what we can’t do, as well as the worst case scenario if we were to try something new. These negative thoughts, or “limiting beliefs,” stop us from moving forward. While often not based on facts, they often do reflect what we were taught throughout life. Many of these beliefs are inherited from family, friends, teachers, and peers. Limiting beliefs can reduce our confidence and leave use feeling insecure, which often create obstacles to getting what we want out of life.

Life Coaches work with clients to identify and overcome negative beliefs. A Life Coach works with people to build strategies and techniques to exchange limiting beliefs with positive new beliefs. Thriveworks Life Coaching in Columbia, SC know the various issues that keep people from growing personally and works with them to create strategies for overcoming negative beliefs, habits, and patterns. Thriveworks Life Coaches in Columbia, SC help people live happier and more successful lives. (803) 477-3736

Benefits of Life Coaching

Instead of focusing on problems that you cannot solve, Life Coaching focuses on what you can solve, as well as what happens after a problem is dealt with. You’ll gain new perspectives and learn how to respond to challenges differently.

Life Coaching Situations

Thriveworks Life Coaching in Columbia, SC will help you establish goals and understand the best way to achieve them.  From interacting with people on the job to getting out of your comfort zone in social settings, Thriveworks Life Coaches in Columbia, SC will help you increase your satisfaction in life – both professionally and personally. Consider the following situations to see how Life Coaching can help:

  • If you were at a networking event with a room filled with strangers, would you introduce yourself confidently and spark up a conversation? Would you feel secure in inviting an interesting person from your class in a local community college to join you for coffee afterward? If you wouldn’t feel comfortable in either of these scenarios and continually pass up opportunities to start friendships and build relationships, you are hindering your personal growth. Your “self talk” is giving you negative feedback, keeping you from doing the things you really want to–and you are stuck in a rut.
  • There is an opening at your company for a position you are interested in. You have the experience, and it may be a good fit. But, you are comfortable in the position you’ve been in for the last 10 years—it’s the same every day, and there are no surprises or challenges. You could stay safe where you are. If you “put your hat in the ring” for the job opening, what if you didn’t get it? What if you did get the job, and you don’t succeed? What if there is competition, and you don’t measure up?
  • You find that everything you do is robotic, from going to work and running errands on your lunch break to helping the kids with homework and making dinner. It seems like you are constantly trying to “beat the clock” and get everything accomplished on a deadline. When one task is done, there’s always another one waiting. There never seems to be any time to enjoy the things you used to, such as reading a good book, going to the movies or getting a manicure.

Life Coaches work with you to avoid the negativity that constantly nags at you, get out of your comfort zone, and identify your personal values to live a more fulfilling and happier life.

Choose Thriveworks Life Coaching in Columbia, SC

Many people aren’t aware that there is no governing body that oversees Life Coaching. Anybody can have business cards printed, put a sign on a plaque and announce that they are a Life Coach. Searching for a Life Coach can be overwhelming. You want to choose somebody with the appropriate education and experience—especially because you are entrusting them with your personal information.

Thriveworks Life Coaches in Columbia have credentials and professional licenses.  Our life coaches have received years of training and supervision before they meet with their first client. We’re here to help you live a happier and more successful life. We believe that you can thrive and we can help. Call today to schedule your first life coaching session with a trained and caring life coach in Columbia, SC.  Our coaches are available for day, evening, and weekend appointments. Schedule a life coaching session at Thriveworks Life Coaching in Columbia, SC and find how life coaching can help you live a healthier, more fulfilling life. (803) 477-3736

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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbia
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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.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located on Executive Pointe Blvd off of Bush River Rd, just northwest of Interstate 20 on the north side of the Saluda River. Our building is neighbored by The Steele Law Firm; S.C. Press Association; and Thomas, Watson & Company. The closest bus stop is Bush Woodland WB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(803) 573-9453

Languages spoken by SC providers

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