Therapeutic Recovery Coaching

oconnorpg-coachingTherapeutic Recovery Coaches help clients with a wide variety of activities that range from improving executive functioning skills to finding new sources of purpose in the world. They empower individuals to define their own goals, and provide support and accountability to help clients stay on track with those therapeutic goals. They work closely with treatment teams to ensure a unified approach.

Below is a comprehensive list of possible services; an initial consultation determines which services are appropriate for a specific case.

  • Vocational Coaching (e.g., exploring career/academic interests, vocational testing, resume building, job application support)
  • Academic Support (e.g., researching academic options, coordinating credit transfers, study skill support)
  • Yoga and Meditation/Mindfulness Training
(e.g., meditation guidance, mindfulness education, exploring local meditation/yoga resources)
  • Self-Help Meeting Navigation (e.g., identifying appropriate meetings, accompanying clients to meetings)
  • Executive Functioning Support (e.g., supporting the initiation and management of tasks, developing the ability to self-monitor)
  • Physical Fitness (e.g., locating specific fitness centers, engaging in rock climbing, working out, hiking and biking with clients)
  • Budgeting and Financial Planning (e.g., creating and maintaining a budget, utilizing a specific credit card that limits spending)
  • Nutritional Guidance (e.g., creating and budgeting balanced grocery list, accompanying clients to the grocery store, cooking meals and supporting clients in making healthy choices in restaurants)
  • Transportation (e.g., driving clients to local appointments, support in navigating public transportation)
  • Interpersonal Skill Development (e.g., connections to appropriate peer networks, coaching about developing healthy relationships)
  • Social Activities and Community Integration (e.g., connecting clients with local resources based on areas of interest, attending social events with clients)
  • Exposure Work (e.g., coaching around fear foods, or experiences)
  • Medication Monitoring (e.g., assisting with pill cassette organization and providing medication checks, providing reminder prompts as needed)
  • Environmental Support (e.g., removing triggers from home environment, organization of living space)
  • Time and Stress Management (e.g., creating balanced behavioral schedules, supervising difficult tasks, teaching stress management strategies, providing prompts for task completion)
  • Independent Living Skills Development (e.g., guidance around maintaining good hygiene, personal safety)
  • Coping and Interpersonal Skill Building
(e.g., reinforcement of DBT skills in coordination with treatment team, behavioral rehearsal of coping strategies, modeling of social norms and healthy relationship boundaries
  • Support around exploration of personal identity and lifestyle choices

Our therapeutic coaches work with clients and their clinical teams to determine which areas of need are most important to address and in what order. Short and long-term goals can be established and adjusted over time, as can the intensity of the services.

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