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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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Our therapists in The Woodlands are booked, but we have 46 other therapists in TX available for an online or in-person session.

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 The Woodlands, TX 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 The Woodlands therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

Maybe you’re driving to the same 9-5 job that you’ve had for the last ten years, doing the dishes, or sitting down to binge your favorite Netflix show again. Whatever you’re doing, the thought suddenly hits you- I could be doing so much more. In that moment, the need for something more overcomes you. That dream that you long ago buried starts to whisper again, or the idea you’ve been secretly feeding grows a little louder.

It is never too late to start your dream life, and Thriveworks The Woodlands wants to help you get there. Whatever your goal is- from going to the gym more often to going back to get your college degree to finally making that big move- The Woodlands life coaches are here to guide, support, and encourage you along your way. It all starts with a small step but knowing when and how to take that step can be difficult. We can help you break down your dreams into goals and break those goals down into a plan.

It’s easy to sit at the base of a mountain and wonder what it’s like on top. Together, we can begin the hard but rewarding task of climbing it to see for ourselves.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment today, contact Thriveworks in The Woodlands Life Coaching at 281-667-9790.

What is Life Coaching in The Woodlands, TX?

Life coaching is a newer faction of counseling that many people have found beneficial in the last few decades. While there are many similarities between life coaching and counseling, they are not the same.

First, the similarities: Both aim at progressing you to a healthier and happier life. Both require licenses and/or certifications (of which The Woodlands life coaches and counselors have). And in both, our counselors will work with you to teach you tools that will help you lead a healthier physical, mental, and emotional lifestyle.

The differences between life coaching and counseling are simply where you start. Counseling focuses on healing. Life coaching focuses on reaching untapped potential. For example, an athlete would see a physical therapist if she tore a muscle. The muscle needs time to heal before it can strengthen. This is like counseling. However, if she was already healthy and just wanted to improve her athleticism, she would see a personal trainer. This is like life coaching.

To be sure, there are many gray areas, and a good counselor or life coach will be able to draw strategies from both fields.  At The Woodlands life coaching, we’ll work on developing skills both new and old!

One of the beautiful things about life coaching is that it is an incredibly broad session topic. The Woodlands life coaches leave lots of room for you to bring in whatever goals, dreams, concerns, or doubts you have. There is nothing too big or too small for a Woodlands life coach. If our discussions stray into the realm of counseling, that’s okay! Our life coaches are trained in both.

Commonly addressed topics include:

  • Graduating from college
  • Earning and receiving a promotion
  • Adjusting to change
  • Making a major life transition
  • Embarking on a new career path
  • Opening a family business
  • Feeling happy and comfortable at work

There is no one way to live our life, but too often we get sucked into the preprogrammed lifestyle. Life coaching gives you the power to create your own life, whatever that looks like. So, wherever you are in your journey, Thriveworks The Woodlands is excited to meet you and be apart of it.

What Will a Life Coaching Session Look Like?

When chasing their dreams, you are more likely to experience self-doubt than confidence. But this self-doubt could end up getting in the way of who you want to be. That is why part of a life coaching session with The Woodlands will involve dismantling your doubts little by little and building up your confidence in your strengths. Then, we’ll learn how to use your strengths, so they best serve you!

Of course, acknowledging your weakness is an important part of goal setting and achieving, and we’ll work on that too. However, no weakness is so great that it should stop you from accomplishing what you set out to do. Maybe a weakness will mean we have to tweak the path, or extend the deadline, but the goal remains the same.

At the heart of every life coaching session will be self-reflection. It’s easier to know your path when you know yourself, and all those small steps are what will carry you to your mountain peak.

A few more specific examples of what to expect from The Woodlands life coaching sessions include:

  • Unconditional support and guidance
  • A thorough idea of your goals
  • Techniques and strategies that will help you reach those goals
  • Greater accountability
  • Encouragement!
  • An accurate self-image (confidence)
  • Steps you can actually start to follow

Life is so much more than just surviving. When you start to hear the whisper of a dream, believe in it, believe in yourself. Thriveworks in The Woodlands is excited to start climbing your mountain today. Call us today at 281-667-9790.

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 The Woodlands therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • 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

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Self-pay costs at The Woodlands
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Hear from our clients

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I love my Therapist and all of the guidance she provides!!
Merike Feb 2024 verified review
Love thrive works. Works great with my schedule. And they’re so flexible
Marco Feb 2024 verified review
Fast and friendly help to start . WARNING they have a strict 48 hours cancellation policy things do happen sometimes 24 hours before instead you can’t cancel and will get charged $135 anded It’s hard someone about it. Love my counselor thats it
Read more Fast and friendly help to start . WARNING they have a strict 48 hours cancellation policy things do happen sometimes 24 hours before instead you can’t cancel and will get charged $135 anded It’s hard someone about it. Love my counselor thats it
Alicia Dec 2023 verified review
I’ve worked with Tawnie in the community and school settings and she is a pleasure to consult and work with. Her positive approach to relationships and perspective on how to work with clients help others to feel heard, validated, and acknowledged.
Read more I’ve worked with Tawnie in the community and school settings and she is a pleasure to consult and work with. Her positive approach to relationships and perspective on how to work with clients help others to feel heard, validated, and acknowledged.
The Woodlands May 2022
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Woodlands is located off Woodlands Parkway close to The Cheesecake Factory and Barnes and Noble. There is a 3 story garage behind those two stores and the closest place to park. Leave the garage and head to the back entrance of The Pottery Barn where there is a hallway with stairs and an elevator to the 2nd floor. Come through the glass doors and Thriveworks is the first office on the right!

Phone number

(281) 984-6849

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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