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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

Carelon, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | BCBS, JP Farley Corporation, +6 more
Anger, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, Addiction, +3 more

I consider myself very fortunate to be in a career where I get to meet people everyday who are wanting to make improvements within themselves and/or t... I consider myself very fortunate to be in a career where I get to meet people everyday who are wanting to make improvements within themselves and/or their relationships. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Military / Veteran, Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, +20 more

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), I'm deeply committed to helping you break down the barriers that trouble you, and live a brighter and mo... As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), I'm deeply committed to helping you break down the barriers that trouble you, and live a brighter and more fulfilling life. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Divorce / Breakup, +4 more

As a social worker with many years of experience, I believe everyone has their own unique strengths and talents that can help them overcome their chal... As a social worker with many years of experience, I believe everyone has their own unique strengths and talents that can help them overcome their challenges. Read 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 Wilmington, DE 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 Wilmington therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

When Dottie, one of the best players in the league, was ready to walk out on her team, she explained, “It just got too hard.” All athletes and all people feel like that at some point in their lives. When they do, good coaches know what to say. Dottie’s coach, Jimmy Dugan responded to her with one of the most famous lines of any movie, “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great.” Dottie showed up, ready to play the next game. A League of Their Own portrays one of the great sports stories and coaching stories of all time. During World War II, when men were off fighting, women stepped up to play baseball. But coaching does not just make a difference when women are trying to achieve the impossible. Good coaching makes a difference in everyday life. More and more, people are working with a life coach to fulfill their potential.

Just like any other coach, life coaches work personally with their clients—they often know each client’s strengths, weaknesses, values, and vision. Life coaches often help each client make goals that are driven by their own vision and their own values. Each goal is a game plan that account for the client’s strengths and weaknesses. When people work with a life coach, they often have the support, encouragement, and accountability they need to reach their full potential.

“To excel at the highest level—or any level, really—you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching.” —Stephen Curry

Thriveworks Wilmington offers appointments for life coaching because it is a key element of many people’s success. We all need help from time to time to push through challenges and stay focused upon what true matters. Often, life coaches can provide that help.

What Do Life Coaches Do?

Life coaching is a relatively new discipline within mental health care, and people commonly wonder who life coaches are and what exactly they do. Life coaches have more flexibility to provide care to their clients in ways that classic therapy cannot. Here is a little picture of those differences:

  • Life coaching is often goal oriented and focused upon helping clients reach their personal and professional potential.
  • Life coaches have unique styles, just like athletic coaches.
  • Individual coaching sessions can often be tailored to a client’s needs and preferences.
  • Life coaches and therapists are separate professionals. Some therapists may also be life coaches, but they are unique roles.
  • An organization called The International Coach Federation (ICF) has outlined suggested ethical guidelines that life coaches may follow, but these guidelines are not binding.
  • There is no licensure or certification process for life coaches. The title is not regulated.
  • Life coaches may have an independent practice, or they may partner with other health care professionals.
  • The principles and techniques that life coaches use often overlap with those that athletic coaches use.

Is there a goal you want to achieve? What do you envision for your future? If you are ready to achieve, it may be time to reach out for help. Life coaches are often invaluable allies that help people strategically plan their success. Life coaches can inspire, encourage, advise, and challenge along the way.

“Coaching helps you take stock of where you are now in all aspects of your life, and how that compares to where you would like to be.”
—Elaine MacDonald

What kind of clients does life coaches work with? Anyone and everyone. Retirees who are transitioning their lives into retirement. New grads who are starting to climb the corporate ladder. CEOs who are on top but want to learn more. Stay-at-home parents who never want to stop growing and improving. There is no end of the list of people life coaches work with.

Working with a Life Coach: Potential Advantages

Because life coaches offer individualized care, the benefits that each client experiences will be individual as well. Each client has their own goals and their own definition of success, but in general, the advantages of life coaching often include…

  • A clarified vision for one’s life.
  • Goals that align with that vision.
  • Unwavering and unbiased support.
  • Strategies and technique for working smarter—not harder.
  • Non-judgmental accountability.
  • A boost in confidence and self-esteem.
  • Inspiration and encouragement to overcome challenges.
  • Personal and professional development.

Scheduling an Appointment with a Life Coach at Thriveworks Wilmington

Are you considering reaching out to a life coach? Maybe you have a goal you are chasing. Maybe life has thrown a curveball your way. Maybe you know you can build a better life. If you are ready to get moving, so are we. The life coaches at Thriveworks Wilmington are also licensed mental health counselors. They are experienced, caring professionals who have walked with many clients as they faced life’s challenged, reached for big goals, and grew personally and professionally. When you contact us for an appointment, you may be meeting with your life coach the following day. You will never reach a voicemail, but our scheduling specialists help our clients make their appointments. We do not put our clients on a waitlist, but we do offer weekend and evening sessions. We also accept many different insurance plans. Let’s work together. Call Thriveworks Wilmington today for an appointment 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 Wilmington therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | BCBS

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Wilmington
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 Wilmington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Shannon Clay is an absolute GEM! I've never know a "professional" who exuded an empathy and compassion for what they do as a profession, as Shannon does! She personifies an uncanny willingness to provide resources and a listening ear. She's never judgemental and gives the best advice! I am a better person for having met her. I pray she goes far in this business, especially in the climate we are living in nowadays!
Read more Shannon Clay is an absolute GEM! I've never know a "professional" who exuded an empathy and compassion for what they do as a profession, as Shannon does! She personifies an uncanny willingness to provide resources and a listening ear. She's never judgemental and gives the best advice! I am a better person for having met her. I pray she goes far in this business, especially in the climate we are living in nowadays!
Wilmington Feb 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington is located at 300 Delaware Ave #1205, Wilmington, DE 19801, near the intersection of N. Tatnall St.

Phone number

(302) 205-1483

Languages spoken by DE providers

  • English
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