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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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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Carelon, +20 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +9 more

I am a present-focused, client centered therapist with experience treating anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, and... I am a present-focused, client centered therapist with experience treating anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, and OCD. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

The key to health and happiness is balance: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually; trauma makes it hard to know what balance is and how to bu... The key to health and happiness is balance: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually; trauma makes it hard to know what balance is and how to build it, and I'm here to help. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +14 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Life Transition, +2 more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +7 more

“Just when the caterpillar thought his life was over...it became a butterfly.” - Proverb

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Carelon, JP Farley Corporation, Multi Plan PHCS, +3 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, +12 more

Therapy is weird, uncomfortable, unfamiliar, AND it is an investment in your emotions and your time. I get it, and I am here to help you figure it out... Therapy is weird, uncomfortable, unfamiliar, AND it is an investment in your emotions and your time. I get it, and I am here to help you figure it out with support and down to earth feedback. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
Domestic Abuse, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, +11 more

Let's navigate a path towards a more fulfilling and authentic you!

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Carelon, +17 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +11 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Carelon, +17 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, +3 more

Life can take some unexpected turns and cause some hurt; it is good to talk with someone when feeling ready to heal and finding the root of why we fee... Life can take some unexpected turns and cause some hurt; it is good to talk with someone when feeling ready to heal and finding the root of why we feel hurt and learn to heal from it. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +1 more

I believe counseling is a collaborative approach to healing the whole person.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +8 more

I am here to meet you where you are, and excited to help you move forward.

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 Columbus, OH 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 Columbus therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

Harper has a big decision. She is finally settling into a great job that fits her well. Sure, it’s a little mundane, but Harper likes the stability. Then, last week, her brother presented her with a plan for them to open a restaurant together. Ever since they were kids, they dreamed about working together in their own café. The perfect location opened up. Her brother worked up a business plan that is a risk, but it is also reasonable. What should she do? A big part of her loves the stability of her current job. A big part of her wants to take the risk and open this café with her brother. Before making a commitment either way, Harper decides to meet with her life coach. Together, Harper and her coach think through each option. As they discuss, analyze, dream, and wonder, Harper realizes she is ready for this risk. She feels confident about the business plan, and she is ready to shoulder the responsibility of this venture. Harper makes the decision with confidence.

Brandon has a big move coming up. After a decade of living in the same community and working the same job, he is making a change. Brandon is excited, but he is also nervous. What if he hates the new job? What if he doesn’t make any new friends? What if his new apartment is too small? These thoughts have been nagging him since he made the decision to take this new job. Brandon decides to take action: he makes an appointment with a life coach. Brandon and his life coach make a plan for his personal and professional life. They map out options for getting Brandon settled in his new life. As Brandon packs up and moves, he continues to meet weekly with his life coach via teleconference. A year later, Brandon is so happy he chose to move, and he is thankful he had a life coach’s help during the transition.

More and more people are working with a life coach as they face transitions, reach for goals, or are navigating roadblocks in life. Thriveworks Columbus offers life coaching, and we have helped many people get the most out of life.

What Exactly Is Life Coaching?

Life coaches are a relatively new category of mental health professionals, and in many ways, the profession is new and developing. People are still learning that life coaching can be a great option for them. Here are a few quick facts about what life coaches are and are not:

  • Life coaches are dedicated to helping their clients reach goals and fulfill their potential.
  • Each coach has a unique style.
  • Life coaching has a lot of flexibility, and it can be tailored to a client’s particular needs and preferences.
  • Life coaches are not therapists—they are different professions.
  • The International Coach Federation (ICF) is dedicated to enforcing ethical standards for life coaches.
  • Life coaches are not required to be licensed or certified.
  • Life coaches can work independently or they can work together with other therapeutic or medical organizations.
  • The principles of life coaching are believed to have been based upon the techniques used for sports coaching.

Is there a goal you want to achieve? Have you ever wondered what your potential is? Do you want to capitalize on your strengths and fortify your weaknesses? Are you ready for some encouragement, advice, inspiration, accountability, and challenge? If so, you may be ready to meet with a life coach.

Life coaches want to help their clients achieve personal and professional goals. Skilled life coaches are just like skilled athletic coaches—they know how to help their clients reach their potential. Some of the people who see life coaches are CEOs of major corporations who know that they can also grow, teachers who want to be there for their students but also need balance, college grads who are navigating the working world for the first time, retirees who are shifting how they use their time and money. The list could go on and on because life coaches work with all kinds of people. Everybody and anybody could potentially benefit from life coaching.

The Benefits of Life Coaching

Because life coaches often tailor sessions to a client’s specific needs, the benefits of life coaching will be unique and personal to each individual who participates. In general, some of the benefits clients have reported from life coaching include…

  • A clearer life vision with goals that support that vision.
  • Unbiased and unwavering support from the life coach.
  • Strategies and techniques for maximizing your potential.
  • More accountability that keeps you achieving.
  • Encouragement and inspiration during setbacks and hard times.
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem.
  • Professional development.
  • Personal development.

Making an Appointment with a Life Coach at Thriveworks Columbus

If you think that a life coach could help you navigate what you are facing in your personal or professional life, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Columbus. Our life coaches are ready to help, and we have appointments available. When you call our office, a scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you make an appointment. New clients often meet with their coach the following day. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and many insurance plans are accepted. We do not keep a waitlist, but we hope that our clients get the coaching they need, when they need it. Let’s work together toward your full potential. Call Thriveworks Columbus today for life coaching.

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 Columbus therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Healthsmart

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbus
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
★★★★★
I enjoy my councilor and she is easy to talk to.
Suzanne Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Read more I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Columbus Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Read more I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Read more I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Read more Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Columbus May 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Columbus is located off of Northwest Blvd, just east of the intersection of Northwest Blvd and N Star Rd. Our building is shared by Schultz CPA, neighbored by Star & Northwest Auto Care, and across the street from Buckeye State Bank. The closest bus stop is Northwest Blvd & Stanford Rd.

Phone number

(614) 739-8926

Languages spoken by OH providers

  • English
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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