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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, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Stress, +6 more

I believe in goodness of people and I'm aware that life has the ability to change that.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Career, +4 more

Hello and welcome to your first step to a mentally stronger you!

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Women’s Issues, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +5 more

I am enthusiastic about establishing holistic therapeutic relationships with a diverse population.

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 New Haven, CT 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 New Haven therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

Ryan works a great job, just bought a house, has recently gotten engaged, and is saving a lot of money for the future. There isn’t much going on in his life that is causing him any stress or problems. However, he is starting to realize that the career field he is in does not make him happy. He knew that this was just a stepping stone for him but now doesn’t know what’s next. He is starting to feel really burnt out at work and is hitting his threshold for the company. Realistically, he would like to know what his next step is within the next year. He just doesn’t know where to start.

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine

Maybe you are like Ryan and you want to make a career change. Maybe work has gotten so busy that you don’t have time to spend with your family anymore. Maybe you need a little push to start working towards your goal of opening your own business one day. Whatever it may be, there is always something in life that we are working towards or trying to achieve. When it gets too hard to do alone, a life coach can step in to provide you with the guidance you have been looking for. At Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, our life coaches are licensed and educated in a wide range of methods and techniques to help you get started. Just call (203) 586-4264 to get started.

How Can a Life Coach Help Me?

As previously mentioned, life coaches are highly experienced, licensed professionals who have the training and tools necessary to help people through different challenges in life and achieve the goals they have always dreamt of. The difference between a life coach and a therapist is that a therapist helps people overcome their past and manage their future while a life coach helps you look at your present and how to achieve the future you want. At Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, our life coaches offer compassionate, understanding, and strong guidance. They understand that sometimes their clients need a little reassurance while others need a push in the right direction.

Life coaches can help you with things like:

  • Build up your confidence
  • Make a clear list of goals
  • Help you stay accountable for your goals
  • Find a career that you love
  • Do more activities that engage your interest
  • Find more meaning in your life
  • For better, more positive relationships
  • Feel happier and more fulfilled
  • Develop a sense of purpose
  • Overcome your slump
  • Learn how to prioritize different areas of your life

Alongside all of these great reasons to start working with a life coach, they’ll also help you determine what areas of your life need more attention than others. To do so, they will ask you to rate the different areas of your life on a scale of one to ten. Some of the categories include career, love, finances, and self-fulfillment. It is okay if some of your areas are lower and it is also more than okay if sometimes an area of your life that used to be a 10 is now a 4. We understand that things happen, people change, you find new passions. Our goal is to help you figure out what areas you feel are lacking and get a proper plan of action in place. Consider these miracle questions:

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? How long would you go there?
  2. What type of relationships do you want to build with your friends or family?
  3. What is your dream job? What about it makes you passionate?
  4. If you had endless resources, what would you want to accomplish? Would you start your own business, pursue educational opportunities, build your dream home?

Did you start to feel excited when answering these? Good! There is no reason why you can’t have the life you live. Let us help you get started.

Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT—Life Coaching Appointments

After reading all of this, do you feel inspired and ready to enact change? We hope so. Here at Thriveworks Counseling New Haven, CT, we are client-centered and put your needs first. We offer a wide range of appointment times including evenings and weekends. If you are ready to get started as soon as possible, we can do that! Thriveworks readily has appointments available within 24 hours of your initial call, unlike other mental health services that have waiting lists. In addition, we offer online counseling sessions so you can get the help and motivation you need from anywhere. Just call (203) 586-4264 to be connected with a scheduling specialist.

Let’s navigate life together. It’s time to thrive.

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 New Haven therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at New Haven
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 Thriveworks New Haven reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
Read more I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
New Haven Apr 2022
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★★★★★
Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
Read more Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
New Haven Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
Read more Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
New Haven Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
Read more Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
Read more My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
Read more I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
New Haven Feb 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
Read more Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
Read more Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
New Haven Dec 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry New Haven is located off of Sherman Ave, just east of Monitor Square and west of the Hospital of St Raphael. We're inside the Sherman Medical Building, along with Renal Research Institute New Haven Home Dialysis and Quest Diagnostics. The closest bus stop is George St and Sherman Ave. 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

(203) 633-8772

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • Russian
  • English
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