As a Recovery Coach my aim is to help guide clients with substance abuse problems and related mental health issues through the recovery process. In this role, I assist clients to determine their personal goals, recommend community programs, and provide advice to family members on how they can best provide support. I also provide support to clients as they perform daily self-care tasks as well as life management activities, such as Co-dependency issues, Self-esteem problems etc. I have personal experience overcoming and recovering from substance abuse, allowing me to connect more deeply with people who are still struggling.
Similar to Life Skills Coaching, Recovery coaching uses a partnership model wherein the client is considered to be the expert on his or her life, the one who decides what is worth doing, and I provide expertise in supporting successful change. Recovery coaching focuses on achieving goals important to the client, not just recovery-related goals. The coach asks questions and offers reflections to help the client reach clarity and decide what steps to take. Recovery coaching emphasizes honoring values and making principle-based decisions, creating a clear plan of action, and using current strengths to reach future goals. The Recovery Coach will provide accountability to help the client stay on track.
The Recovery Coach supports any positive change, helping persons coming home from treatment to avoid relapse, build community support for recovery, or work on life goals not related to addiction such as relationships, work, or education.
Recovery coaching is action-oriented with an emphasis on improving present life and reaching future goals.