603 – Therapy with a Coaching Edge

Introducing Action and Possibility into Every Session
Lynn Grodzki

Many therapists have incorporated some coaching into their practice, in part because the style of client interaction feels unaffected and natural, and often accelerates results. But to truly improve outcomes, therapists need to apply coaching skills specifically designed for therapy sessions. This workshop will explore skills that create “ah-ha” moments, foster readiness for action, and help clients go farther, faster. You’ll discover:

  • The differences and overlap between therapy and coaching, and how to incorporate the components of a coaching approach for therapy
  • How to distinguish between clients who are suited to a faster-paced, action-oriented therapy experience and those who aren’t
  • Four key elements to adopting a collaborative stance that reduces client resistance to behavioral change
  • Specific coaching skills, like asking pointed, powerful questions, calling clients into action, and delivering a “coaching edge” that boosts motivation and keeps clients on track


Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC, is a psychotherapist, master certified coach, and the author of Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action and Possibility in Every Session and Building Your Ideal Private Practice: 2nd Edition.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lynn Grodzki is in private practice. She is an author for W.W. Norton & Company and received royalties.
Non-financial: Lynn Grodzki has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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