Coaching

“Things rarely get stuck because of lack of time.
They get stuck because the doing of them has not been defined.”
~David Allen

Perhaps you don’t need therapy.  However, you need coaching to help you in a particular area of your life. Maybe you are having difficulty making a decision? Or there is something holding you back from accomplishing your goals? Maybe you are looking for help leading a healthier, more balanced life? Perhaps you want guidance during a transitional period or with particular relationships?

Three white pillows | Wellness Coaching | Relationship Coaching | Parent Coaching| Lafayette, CA near Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. 94549

Coaching Services Focuses on the Present & Future

Coaching focuses on where you are, and where you want to go in the future. It is not intended to heal or work through things that have happened in the past. As your coach, I will work with you to dive into certain targeted areas of your life. Together, we will craft specific plans to help you get the results you want, and the life you envision for yourself.

Coaching is wide reaching and can be helpful at many different points in your life.  For instance, I provide coaching for personal/professional growth, managing work and/or family stress, parenting, relationship challenges, and educational/academic issues. I love coaching because it allows me to help people create long-lasting, life changing benefits, in a relatively short period of time. Our work together will be focused and purposeful. If there is an area of your life that you want to enhance or change, I hope you will contact me to learn more about my coaching services.

Wellness Coaching

A photo of white sand with a spiral traced in it. Sometime reaching our goals isn't a straight path. A wellness coach can help you navigate the obstacles and set a path to reach your goals with the help of a skilled parent, relationship or wellness coach at Nicole Kangas therapy in Lafayette, CA near Berkeley, CA and Oakland, CA. 94549Wellness coaching deals with issues related to your overall health. Trying to change your behavior or improve your health is hard.  There are often many things that stand in your way.  Coaching can help you identify and remove those barriers, therefore improving your overall health. For instance, we may talk about nutrition, fitness, sleep, and stress management.

The goal of wellness coaching is not to provide a quick fix, but to help you make lasting lifestyle changes. As your wellness coach, I help you develop a self-care program that helps you reach your individual goals. Furthermore,  your individual lifestyle takes into account your lifestyle needs. We will start where you are, and will identify short and long terms goals, taking into account food preferences, allergies, fitness level, family dynamics, budge, schedule, and other factors relevant to developing a plan that will work for you.

Through coaching sessions, we will explore potential obstacles, build upon your strengths, and make necessary adjustments as we go. My goal is to provide a compassionate and encouraging setting. Together, we will explore what has been keeping you from having the health you want. Then, I will help you develop a practical, workable plan that will allow you to make lasting changes.

Relationship Coaching

Sometimes the specific issue you need help with is a relationship.  Is there a relationship you are feeling stuck in?  Or do you find yourself avoiding romantic relationships?  Perhaps you feel lonely and want to find ways to better connect to others? As your relationship coach, I can provide support, help you explore your feelings, and help you determine how you want to move forward. Relationship coaching may focus on any aspect of relationships and connecting to others.  For instance, you may want coaching around making friends, starting a new romantic relationship, connecting with your children or re-establishing contact with family members.

A photo of three smooth white stones stacked on top of each other. Reaching our goals comes in steps similar to stacking stones. Dr. Nicole Kangas can help you identify and work through emotions and feelings, reconnect with loved ones, make plans and set manageable goals and help you make long lasting changes in many areas of your life so that you can thrive. Wellness coaching for women is available in Lafayette, CA. 94549Transitions Coaching

Every life transition asks us to let go of a past way of thinking or doing. We are given the opportunity to replace the old way of being with something new. Transitions can be positive or negative, planned or unexpected. For instance, you may be moving in with a romantic partner and looking for a relationship coach to help you navigate the change.  Or perhaps you are adjusting to parenting and looking for parent coaching.  Maybe it’s that your children have recently moved out and you are looking to rediscover yourself now that you’re an empty nester.

Regardless of what type of change you are going through, change can stir up many emotions, including fear, stress, and excitement, to name just a few. At times, these emotions, and the process of change, can feel daunting or overwhelming. Everything from starting or ending a relationship, moving, changing or starting a career, retirement, beginning a family, becoming an “empty nester,” receiving a medical diagnosis, or any change that feels significant to you, is worth exploring and working through.Together, we can look at what the change means to you, how it is affecting your life today, what you want out of life in the future. Ultimately, we will develop a plan to help you take stock of your life, make adjustments and set goals, and move forward in ways that work for you.

Coaching for Women in Lafayette, CA

You don’t have to continue feeling stuck in your life. It’s possible to rebuild relationships, navigate change and get to know yourself all over again. You don’t have to settle for just so-so, because you deserve to thrive. Are you ready to make long-term changes in your life? Whether you need to make changes related to your health, self-care, parenting, relationships, time management, finances or future planning, counseling can help. If you would like help working through the obstacles that prevent you from reaching your goals, wellness coaching is available. With the support of a wellness coach you can overcome those obstacles and move closer to your goals and dreams!

As a skilled wellness, parent and relationship coach, I can help you set manageable goals, address concerns and emotions, plan and thrive! If you have questions or would like to start wellness coaching and live in the Berkeley & Oakland, CA area, please contact me today. It is my mission to help women thrive. Together, we can set specific goals and help you make impactful changes in your life.

Other Services Offered at Nicole Kangas Counseling

In addition to providing coaching services, I offer psychotherapy services specialized in women’s mental health. I offer a variety of individual counseling services for women in my Lafayette, CA counseling office. Through counseling, we can address a variety of deeper issues. In fact, I want to help every woman thrive. Please contact me for individual therapy,  support groups for new moms & pregnant women, and couple’s and marriage counseling. I offer individual counseling for women with  trauma using EMDRcounseling for childbirth concerns, premature baby and NICU support counseling, infertility, and perinatal loss.

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