Therapy with a Coaching Approach

Coaching Techniques for Your Therapy Sessions

Counseling Silver Spring with LYNN GRODZKI, LCSW, MCC

I offer psychotherapy with a coaching style. I wrote an entire book about it titled, “Therapy with a Coaching Edge”. To find out if this approach is right for you, please refer to the questions below:

  • Are you looking for shorter-term therapy?
  • Would you prefer a fast-paced therapy that results in taking action and making decisions?
  • Do you want therapy sessions that focus on the present and future, more than on the past?
  • Are you interested in using therapy to set and achieve goals in order to make concrete change in your life?
  • Do you want a therapist who listens and lets you talk, but also voices thoughts and opinions?
  • Do you like to have homework, reading, or action steps to take between sessions?

If you answered yes to these questions, the style of therapy that I offer, Therapy with a Coaching Edge, may be right for you. Click here for more information about my book.

Counseling Silver Spring with LYNN GRODZKI, LCSW, MCC

About “Therapy with a Coaching Edge”

I have presented a set of powerful coaching strategies that I learned from many coaching experiences. I adapted and designed these techniques specifically for therapy.

Using this model, therapists can promote behavioral change without insisting on homework or rigid protocols. Clients can spot results in each session. The book gives new and experienced clinicians the skills to:

  • Improve client outcomes
  • Call a client into action
  • Learn to ask compelling questions that generate “ah-ha” moments
  • Help clients go beyond a discussion of symptoms to explore topics of core values
  • Show clients how to make decisions based on both necessity and a vision of a better future

The model helps identify a skill when it is needed and then immediately apply the steps in a session. It helps therapists energize themselves as practitioners and make therapy faster, easier, and often more successful.


Leslie Todd,, May 29, 2018 (5 out of 5 stars)

I have been a therapist for 30 years and I moved to write my first book review because this is by far the most helpful book for therapists I have ever read. Lynn Grodzki has already written several great books and has coached countless individual therapists (me, briefly, among them). In this book, she distills…

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Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, Author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

“When your clients want to take action, you can be ready to help them! In this must-read volume, Lynn Grodzki models her coaching style, offering pragmatic, clearly defined steps for therapists who want to work more effectively at helping clients to achieve their goals. Starting with how to discern when therapy with a coaching edge…

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Carol Kurtz Walsh, LCSW-C, Author of Painting Life: My Creative Journey Through Trauma

“Bravo Lynn Grodzki for having the courage, knowledge and skill to articulate what many therapists already do—combine coaching tools along with those from traditional psychotherapy. Intuitively we knew this was the best way to help many clients. Now, Lynn Grodzki has defined and legitimized this therapeutic process with a detailed explanation, while underscoring both its…

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Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, Author of Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch

“This model deftly balances the strengths-based, action and goal oriented mindset of coaching with the necessary boundaries, ethics, integrity, and emotional processing of psychotherapeutic practice. The writing is warm and engaging. Grodzki provides an abundance of clinical scenarios that beautifully illustrate the application and efficacy of concrete skills and creative strategies designed to promote empowerment…

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Noah Rubinstein, LMFT, LMHC, and Founder of

“Over the years I’ve heard numerous complaints about well-meaning therapists who nod, listen, and empathize with their clients, but fail to provide any plan-of-action to help their clients change. Offering a remedy to this epidemic, Lynn Grodzki’s book is a brilliant and well-timed resource for the fields of psychotherapy and counseling. For too long, the…

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