Recovery & Life Coaching
Coaching goes beyond therapy and beyond what a sponsor does. A coach is much more than any one thing. A good recovery coach is a leader, a mentor, a partner, a therapist, a spiritual guide and a cheerleader. A coach will do just about anything to help a client stay sober and to build a life that is meaningful and enjoyable. A coach wants the client to be more than just sober.
A good coach wants you to thrive. Here are just a few examples of what I might do for you:
Be there, day or night. Unlike a sponsor, who is a volunteer, a coach works for you. If you need her at 3 a.m. because you think you might use, she will be there.
Keep you accountable. A coach will make sure you do what you say you will do and will take the necessary steps to make sure you aren’t using. This could mean random drug testing or checking your house for stashes.
Find resources. A coach can help you find the resources you need to get more treatment or to engage in other activities that will enrich your life, like education or finding a better job.
Help you set and achieve goals. Coaches want their clients to succeed, but they will not do the work for them. A coach can help you realize what goals you want to achieve and will guide you toward their successful conclusion.
Communicate with family. Getting back together with family after addiction can be tricky. A coach will help you learn to reconnect in a productive way.
The Scope and Limits of Recovery Coaching*
Recovery Coaches do just what other professional coaches do, but we serve those who are either in recovery or who are seeking recovery from addiction.
We cannot diagnose any addiction.
We don’t treat addiction per se.
We can help someone become ready and willing to seek treatment.
We can help someone explore their options for recovery or treatment.
We know we aren’t chemical dependency counselors. We know we aren’t nurses, doctors, counselors, therapists, or psychiatrists. We are coaches and what we do is coach. We help people explore their wants, needs, and choices. We help them get clarity and move into action.
We don’t dictate what recovery will look like for our clients.
We don’t tell them what to do or how to do it.
We are coaches—that means we ask questions, we offer reflections, and we hold our clients whole, resourceful, and capable of choosing what is best for them at this time.
Training & Qualifications
Certified Recovery Life Coach ( CRLC )
CCAR recovery coach
IARPC certified in coaching & addictions
Availability & Preferences