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

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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 Indianapolis, IN 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 Indianapolis therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

Ty needs to make a big decision. He likes his job, and he is doing well. Staying in this job is a safe option for Ty, but his brother recently presented him with a more riskier option. Since they were kids, Ty and his brother have wanted to start a business and work together. Now, they have an opportunity to do just that. Ty’s brother made a plan, and it is a good one. But like any new venture, it is risky—a calculated risk but a risk nonetheless. If the business succeeded, Ty would be living his dream, but there are never guarantees. Before answering his brother, Ty meets with his life coach a few times. Together, Ty and his life coach wonder, discuss, analyze, and dream. After a few sessions discussing this decision, Ty is confident of his next steps. He understands the risks and the potential rewards. Ty and his life coach made a plan to help him handle the stress and strain of starting a new business, but Ty is ready, thanks to his life coach.

Mia is heading out on an adventure. For the past fifteen years, she has lived in the same neighborhood, shopped at the same stores, and worked in the same cubicle. It was time for a change, and Mia decided to move to the opposite coast. She has always wanted to live there, but now that she is just six weeks away from her move, doubts are plaguing her. Will she find a place to live? How will she make friends? Will she succeed in her new job? As the questions mount, Mia decides to take action: she goes to see a life coach. Mia and her life coach meet weekly until her move and then they video conference as she makes the transition. They made a proactive plan to how to make friends, a list of housing options, and goals to meet at work. Mia was still nervous, but she made the transition to her new life. She is very happy she chose this adventure, and she is very happy she worked with a life coach.

The life coaches at Thriveworks Indianapolis have worked with many people like Ty and Mia. We have helped many clients navigate transitions, overcome roadblocks, and achieve what they want out of life.

What Exactly Do Life Coaches Do?

“Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” —Pete Carroll

Coaching is often associated with sports, but it is also an emerging form of mental health care. Life coaches, in many ways, are reaching people that traditional counseling is not. It is a newer form of care within mental health, and it is important to define what life coaches are as well as what they are not. Here are a few facts about life coaches:

  • Life coaches each have a unique style of care.
  • The primary goal of life coaching is to inspire people to fulfill their potential and reach their life goals.
  • Life coaches are not therapists. Therapists are not life coaches. They are different professions.
  • Sessions with a life coach can be flexible and tailored to a client’s needs and preferences.
  • An organization called The International Coach Federation (ICF) has laid out education initiatives for life coaches and endorses ethical standards for them, but they have no power to enforce these guidelines.
  • No official organization regulates who can take the title of life coach. There is no unified certification process for life coaches.
  • The quality of care that life coaches offer can vary greatly.
  • Some life coaches work independently.
  • Some life coaches partner with other therapeutic and/or medical professionals.
  • The techniques that life coaches employ are said to be based upon principles established by sports coaches.

Potential Benefits of Life Coaching

One of the biggest benefits of life coaching is that it is almost always personalized. Clients often receive specific and unique care, and that can lead to so many other benefits. There are too many to list here, but many clients who pursue life coaching experience…

  • A clear vision for their life. They often are able to articulate their priorities and their values for their life.
  • The ability to set goals that align with their life vision and support their priorities and values.
  • Honest, unbiased feedback that may be difficult to hear but is important for success.
  • New strategies and techniques for fulfilling their own potential.
  • Accountability that spurs them to achieve more.
  • The space they need to dream and be inspired.
  • Motivation to overcome roadblocks and setbacks.
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • Personal development.
  • Professional development.

Scheduling an Appointment at Thriveworks Indianapolis for Life Coaching

Is there a goal you want to achieve? Do you have a big decision to make in your personal or professional life? If so, you may benefit from working with a life coach. When you call Thriveworks Indianapolis to schedule an appointment, know that our life coaches are also mental health professionals who have years of experience and who are licensed counselors. If you want to meet with a Thriveworks Indianapolis life coach, give our office a call. Your first appointment may be within 24 hours of that call, and we accept many forms of insurance. Let’s work together. Call 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 Indianapolis therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Indiana | BCBS

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Encore Health Network

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Indianapolis is located on the corner of E. Michigan St. and N. Pennsylvania St, one block north of University Park. Our building is shared with TA Services and Stenz Construction Corporation, and is neighbored by the Indiana War Memorial and Museum to our west and Kids’ Voice of Indiana to our east.

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(463) 218-6599

Languages spoken by IN providers

  • Arabic
  • English
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