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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), Cigna | Evernorth, +20 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +13 more

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe in being a compassionate and empathetic listener.

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Sex Therapy, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Anxiety, +1 more

I will strive to assist you on your journey of self-exploration while creating a safe, genuine, and open-minded environment for growth and self-improv... I will strive to assist you on your journey of self-exploration while creating a safe, genuine, and open-minded environment for growth and self-improvement. Read more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +3 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Relationships, Anxiety, +2 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +8 more

As a therapist excited to serve you, I use person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness therapies.

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +23 more
Stress, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

As a woman of color who was raised in an interracial home. I can bring a unique perspective to any situation of exploration and intersectionality's.Mo... As a woman of color who was raised in an interracial home. I can bring a unique perspective to any situation of exploration and intersectionality's.Monica Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +3 more
Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, +5 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +21 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +9 more

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I aim to provide relational therapy that validates self-growth and processes the impact of trauma.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Men’s Issues, ADHD, Sexual Abuse, Addiction, +5 more

As a young man in a predominately female profession, I am sensitive to the vast issues that all genders in today's society are faced with and have an ... As a young man in a predominately female profession, I am sensitive to the vast issues that all genders in today's society are faced with and have an understanding of generational miscommunication. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +4 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 Pittsburgh, PA 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 Pittsburgh therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

Perhaps you have a thriving career, enjoy what you do, and are on the fast track for moving up the ladder of success. However, your mother, who has been slowly going downhill with health issues, can no longer live alone and take care of herself. You always promised your parents you would take care of them if they should ever get sick, and you intend to follow through on that vow. How will you be able to work a full-time job and care for your mother successfully? To take on the burden of a sick parent combined with a demanding career will be hectic, and every day will be a challenge to meet the many responsibilities they entail. You don’t feel like you have any options.

Life Coaches work with their clients to help them find equal balance in their work and home life. They work with people to find alternatives and other options that they may never have thought of, guiding them and helping them in the monumental decisions they must make in life. Life Coaches at Thriveworks in Pittsburgh, PA are experts in the many concerns that impede people from growing in their lives and careers and are there to provide guidance on the path to working on the matters that seem mountainous and unmovable. Life Coaches at Thriveworks have worked with thousands of people to help them find their strengths and reach their goals. And they can help you, too!

Life Coaching in Pittsburgh, PA: Hone in on Strengths and Goals

What if life was like a fairy tale, where you could wave a magic wand and have your problems go away? What career would you choose that would combine your dreams and talents? Which activities would you like to pursue if you could choose without thinking of money or the time they would take? These types of questions may not be as easy to answer as you might first think.

Many times people don’t take the time to find out what would really make them happy and the types of things they’d like to do, because the reality of life hinders them. Saving money, paying bills, commuting to work, putting in 40-hour-plus weeks at the job and the many other responsibilities of life can shutter the dreams you may once have had. Life Coaches work with people to find the issues that stop them from moving toward their dreams and the steps to take to make them a reality.

Scenarios for Life Coaching: How Can It Help?

The Life Coaches at Thriveworks work with people to list their goals and make a “blueprint” on how to achieve what they want in life. Whether it’s maintaining a healthy and balanced career and leisure time, discovering what their talents and gifts are, or addressing the steps to move up the career ladder, Life Coaches work to guide them along the way.

Life Coaches will work with you in an array of areas, including the following scenarios.

1) You have a busy career as a realtor and have been one of the top sellers in the region. There’s nothing to hold you back, because you love what you do and have a knack for it. People at your agency look to you for guidance, and you have a long list of clients who trust you. However, your ailing mother has just moved in with you, and you are responsible for taking her to her many doctor appointments, picking up prescriptions and being “on call” in case something happens while you’re at work. You feel like your job is suffering and your mother isn’t receiving the very best care, because you aren’t able to focus one hundred percent on either one. You’d feel guilty if somebody else watched your mother. You’d feel bad to send her to an assisted living community, because you’d be shirking your duties as a daughter. You can’t focus on your clients like you used to, because you are constantly checking your cell phone for messages from your mother. Something has got to give, but you don’t know what to do.

Life coaches will work with you to get through the feelings of guilt and burdens you put on yourself, as well as help you find alternatives to a situation, plot out a strategy and find ways to resolve problems that are overbearing.

2) You want to go to college, but you don’t know if you should go to a local community school or a university where you’d live in a dorm. You think the university would be great, because it has the curriculum for what you want to do in the future. But, it is several states away from your family. What if you went away and were lonely? What if you didn’t like your roommates—or, worse, what if they don’t like you? Maybe you should just stay close to home and avoid any risks even if it means not studying in the field you dream of.

Life Coaches will work with you to get beneath the thoughts that hold you back from doing what you really want, as well as sift through doubts and negativities to find the best decision.

3) You are in a relationship that is okay—on a scale of one to 10, it rates about a five, which is neutral. It’s not everything you’d hoped. You thought the two of you would travel across the country and settle down in a new town. But, your partner doesn’t seem to have the same vision as you do and is content to stay in the small town you both grew up in—where all your friends and family are. While that’s nice, you have a yearning to go out and explore the vast country and find something new. You’re afraid of losing your partner, so you stay in the relationship. Maybe you’re just asking for too much and being self-centered. So, you keep doing what you’ve always done out of a fear of the unknown.

Life Coaches will work with you to find out what you truly value and want in your life, making a strategy and a goal to reach fulfillment and happiness.

For Professional Life Coaching, Consider Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA

In what could be the most important step in your life, it is important to use caution in whom to choose for Life Coaching. When you trust your personal information and confidences in a Life Coach, you want to make sure it is with somebody who has the credentials and background. Life Coaching doesn’t adhere to a set of rules and regulations or report to a governing body, so virtually anybody can be a Life Coach.

Thriveworks in Pittsburgh, PA Life Coaching will work with you to create self-inspired happiness by finding out what being “you” really looks like and understanding what you want and how to get there. Contact Thriveworks Life Coaching in Pittsburgh, PA at (724) 419-9110 to make an appointment with a professionally licensed and experienced Life Coach or to learn more.

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 Pittsburgh therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Pittsburgh
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

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I am so very happy with my Therapist Monica Cwynar. She is everything I could hope for since I really never did this before and didn't know what to expect. She is very understanding and easy to talk to.
Read more I am so very happy with my Therapist Monica Cwynar. She is everything I could hope for since I really never did this before and didn't know what to expect. She is very understanding and easy to talk to.
Philip Feb 2024
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★★★★★
So I don't like doing this but have to say that I'm very happy with Monica and I think we are doing good work.
Read more So I don't like doing this but have to say that I'm very happy with Monica and I think we are doing good work.
Philip Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I have learned so much about myself since i started therapy at thriveworks .. I’m doing CBT and I’m improving I love my Therapist and my NP that goes over medication. I would recommend anyone to use your services
Read more I have learned so much about myself since i started therapy at thriveworks .. I’m doing CBT and I’m improving I love my Therapist and my NP that goes over medication. I would recommend anyone to use your services
Rosanne Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Kate is a warm, caring and trusting person who has a way of making me feel secure with opening up to her with whatever I need to talk about.
Read more Kate is a warm, caring and trusting person who has a way of making me feel secure with opening up to her with whatever I need to talk about.
Pittsburgh Nov 2021
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★★★★★
Barb is an amazing therapist. She is compassionate and very motivated. I highly recommend her.
Pittsburgh Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services!
Read more Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services!
Pittsburgh Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Erica is a great person and a wonderful listener. You will be in great hands!
Pittsburgh Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services.
Read more Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services.
Pittsburgh Aug 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh is near Arriviste Coffee Bar, and across the street From Dark Matter Tattoo Collective. Between Ellsworth Avenue and Felix Way, we share an office building with Round Table Coffee.

Phone number

(412) 561-9950

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
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