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Our counselors in West Lake Hills, TX offer goal-setting counseling services

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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting goal-setting counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Our therapists in West Lake Hills are booked, but we have 37 other therapists in TX available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Goal-setting counseling

What is Goal-setting counseling?

Goal-setting counseling from a provider at Thriveworks in West Lake Hills, TX helps individuals clarify goals, develop action plans, and navigate challenges along the way. Goal-setting counselors 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 Goal-setting counseling work?

In goal-setting counseling, our counselors utilize diverse therapeutic techniques that are tailored to individuals, including Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), 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 Goal-setting counseling conducted in person or online?

Goal-setting counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Goal-setting counseling last?

The number of goal-setting counseling sessions someone attends can differ based on the counselor and the client. 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 sessions to work on personal growth and life enhancement over a more extended period of time.

Need more help deciding?

What does your calendar have listed for today’s agenda? Most likely, today’s to-do list will be mostly things you have to do with a small mix of a few things you want to do. What about tomorrow’s schedule? Or in six months? How about a year? Or five years? When people make adjustments to their routine today, they can often set themselves up to achieve significant change over time. A significant body of research has shown the power of well-set goals.

“The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun,
in the short run. It seems to me, though, that
the people who get things done, who lead,
who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.”
—Seth Godin

Despite the established knowledge that people who set goals achieve more, people understandably struggle with the practice. Seth Godin puts words to the main problem: making a long-term impact often requires a short-term loss. There are no short-cuts for achievement or substitutes for putting in the work. However, anyone pursuing a goal does need help. Support from friends and family can be invaluable in the form of encouragement, advice, and assistance, but often people need more than their family and friends can offer. More and more people are seeking out life coaching or counseling for goal setting help.

Thriveworks Austin provides counseling and coaching for people who are ready to focus upon what they care about most, set a goal, and achieve their dreams.

How Could Goals Help?

Finding a dream and working toward a goal sounds romantic, and it is truly easily said than done. Reaching a goal takes dedication. And yet, many people are able to balance out that ratio on their calendar—doing more and more of what they want and less and less of what they have to do. Often, the key toward achievement is setting goals. To list just a few benefits, setting a goal may help people…

  1. Eliminate or minimize distractions that redirect their focus away from what they care about.
  2. Build up self-control.
  3. Focus people’s attention on what they want and what is important to them.
  4. Motivate significant action.
  5. Bring people’s focus and behavior into alignment.
  6. Boost motivation to sustain setbacks and challenges.

Different Kinds of Targets

For some, even the term “goal setting” will spark negative thoughts about people making themselves eat more vegetables. Setting a goal almost always involves hard work, but it should never induce misery. Instead, setting goals is about people taking control of their time to use it as they see fit. That way, their lives more accurately reflect their values and priorities. This means people can set goal in any aspect of their lives, and they should. Goals can be serious and significant, or they can be fun and refreshing.

Here are a few examples of the different areas of your life where you could set a goal:

  • Financial: How do you want to spend your money? Live debt free? Capitalizing on your earning potential? Meet giving benchmarks?
  • Career: What is your dream job? Are you ready to advance in your current employment? Switch jobs? Switch careers?
  • Fun: What puts a smile on your face and gives you energy? How can fun be more a part of your daily routine?
  • Familial: What relationships within your family do you want to improve? What relational goals do you have?
  • Physical: What adjustments might benefit your health? How you can grow stronger?
  • Educational: What would you enjoy studying, learning, and exploring? What books to you want to read, museums do you want to visit, et cetera?
  • Artistic: What artistic ambitions do you have and would want to devote your time toward developing?
  • Attitude: What kind of a person do you want to be? What kind of character do you want to establish? Patience? Kindness? Self-confidence?

Structuring Goals Well

There is no limit to the amount or type of goals people can set, and the specific details of a goal will almost always be personal to the individual setting it. Goals should express people’s values and align with their talent, skills, and resources. Healthy goals are often achievable but stretching.

While specific goals will vary, the form of a well-structured goal will almost always follow the same pattern:

  • Time-bound: Well-formed goals have a timeframe. The deadline could be in a day, a week, a month, a year, a decade—it does not matter. What is important is stating a clear finish line.
  • Written: People take goals that they document more seriously. Written objectives can be reviewed when focus is waning.
  • Specific: Vague goals are people’s enemies, and detailed goals are their friends. The more specifics, the better.
  • Shared: Support can come in many forms, but in order for people to lend a helping hand, they must first know about the goal. Share goals and ask for allies in achieving them.

Goal Setting Help—Coaching at Thriveworks Austin, TX

Does your mundane schedule need shaking up? Are you ready to be doing less of what you have to do and more of what you want to do? If so, help is available. Thriveworks Austin has appointments available for counseling and coaching that may help you reach your goals.

When you contact our office, know that weekend and evening appointments are available. We also accept most forms of insurance. New clients usually meet with their coach within 24 hours of their first call. Are you ready to take control of your calendar and to-do list? Contact Thriveworks Austin 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 West Lake Hills therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at West Lake Hills
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

3.7 Thriveworks West Lake Hills reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Amazing!!! I am beyond happy with the services provided by Dr. Nunez. She has been so amazing with my children and I am beyond grateful for her and ThriveWorks. I’d recommend her to anyone. She is incredibly talented and listens without judgement. If I could I’d give her a zillion stars for having the most positive, profound impact on our lives!
Read more Amazing!!! I am beyond happy with the services provided by Dr. Nunez. She has been so amazing with my children and I am beyond grateful for her and ThriveWorks. I’d recommend her to anyone. She is incredibly talented and listens without judgement. If I could I’d give her a zillion stars for having the most positive, profound impact on our lives!
West Lake Hills Sep 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I needed someone who was strong, kind, listened and was action oriented who had the experience to deal with the trauma I was struck with when I experienced severe loss of a loved one in 2016. Linda was and is present, intelligent, professional, human, warm and kind and at every session she has offered me practical solutions to face my life and my day to day activities. I highly recommend her. She Is so good it is very hard to get an appointment with her but if you can get one keep it. She is fabulous and will heal your spirit and soul in a safe and loving place. I love her strength more than anything and her optimism that anyone can get to a better place and not be stuck in pain and hopelessness. She is healing my heart and I feel like I have found a person who truly cares. This is a very good place.
Read more I needed someone who was strong, kind, listened and was action oriented who had the experience to deal with the trauma I was struck with when I experienced severe loss of a loved one in 2016. Linda was and is present, intelligent, professional, human, warm and kind and at every session she has offered me practical solutions to face my life and my day to day activities. I highly recommend her. She Is so good it is very hard to get an appointment with her but if you can get one keep it. She is fabulous and will heal your spirit and soul in a safe and loving place. I love her strength more than anything and her optimism that anyone can get to a better place and not be stuck in pain and hopelessness. She is healing my heart and I feel like I have found a person who truly cares. This is a very good place.
West Lake Hills Sep 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am gonna cry as I write this review... I have been working with Linda M. since I was married to my abusive ex husband and through my single time and my time meeting and marrying my current very wonderful husband. She has pushed me to be the very best person I can be and literally saved my life on several occasions. I'm moving to VA so I can't see Linda anymore and I'm telling you, this is my hardest goodbye. This woman is beyond amazing. She has forced me to take a good hard look at myself and work on everything: anxiety, borderline and PTSD to make me be a better person. You CANNOT go wrong with Linda. It's amazing how much one person and one session can change your life. I've tried therapy before, many times, with no luck until I got dragged to Thriveworks by someone close to me who wanted therapy to fix me! Well it didn't "fix me" it made me a totally new person. A happier, more confident person willing to take on the world. I even wanted Linda to come to my wedding, but knew she couldn't as she is very professional and this is against policy. But I would have had her there in a heart beat!
Read more I am gonna cry as I write this review... I have been working with Linda M. since I was married to my abusive ex husband and through my single time and my time meeting and marrying my current very wonderful husband. She has pushed me to be the very best person I can be and literally saved my life on several occasions. I'm moving to VA so I can't see Linda anymore and I'm telling you, this is my hardest goodbye. This woman is beyond amazing. She has forced me to take a good hard look at myself and work on everything: anxiety, borderline and PTSD to make me be a better person. You CANNOT go wrong with Linda. It's amazing how much one person and one session can change your life. I've tried therapy before, many times, with no luck until I got dragged to Thriveworks by someone close to me who wanted therapy to fix me! Well it didn't "fix me" it made me a totally new person. A happier, more confident person willing to take on the world. I even wanted Linda to come to my wedding, but knew she couldn't as she is very professional and this is against policy. But I would have had her there in a heart beat!
West Lake Hills Apr 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
The office is quiet and peaceful. It is hard to beat an appointment within 24 hours and no waiting once you get there.
Read more The office is quiet and peaceful. It is hard to beat an appointment within 24 hours and no waiting once you get there.
West Lake Hills Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
☆☆☆☆
Sadly, I was in at vulnerable time and felt taken advantage of with Lisa. She was late for appointments and cut appointments short with no apology. I had been charged for full appointments. If the patient is late or misses, we are charged regardless of the circumstances. Unfortunately, it doesn't go the other way with the therapists. I felt she was defended by Thriveworks for her actions. I can only hope that for the sake of the patients this will change.
Read more Sadly, I was in at vulnerable time and felt taken advantage of with Lisa. She was late for appointments and cut appointments short with no apology. I had been charged for full appointments. If the patient is late or misses, we are charged regardless of the circumstances. Unfortunately, it doesn't go the other way with the therapists. I felt she was defended by Thriveworks for her actions. I can only hope that for the sake of the patients this will change.
West Lake Hills Jun 2015
Review left on Thriveworks.com
☆☆☆☆
My teenage daughter with diagnosed social anxiety and anxiety and depression was dropped because your counselor could not meet at times that worked for the patient. No other doctor was recommended. A nice note was written but now I’m empty handed with a serious situation. And you all dumped us.
Read more My teenage daughter with diagnosed social anxiety and anxiety and depression was dropped because your counselor could not meet at times that worked for the patient. No other doctor was recommended. A nice note was written but now I’m empty handed with a serious situation. And you all dumped us.
West Lake Hills Apr 2015
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Lake Hills is located in the same building as Detect Lab, Oakin Adams & Kilmer LLP, Actum Processing, MaQro Advisors, Cobalt Group Inc., Tribe Design Group, Virtus Financial Group, and Ecolab. Across the street is Hill Country Animal Hospital. We are near the intersection of Bee Cave Rd and St Stephens School Rd S, which has a Texaco nearby, as well as Rob Roy Chevron and Half Off Fireworks.

Phone number

(512) 601-5098

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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