What Is Therapeutic Life Coaching?

It would be a wonderful thing if each of us were embraced, respected, and accepted as our true, authentic selves, as well as supported in growing to our highest potential, from the moment we entered the world. However, for some people this simply was not the case. Although traditional ‘success’ and future-oriented life coaching models can provide support, guidance, encouragement, and acceptance for those who are most in need of it so that they may change and progress, it often fails to address the past and ways of being and behaving that no longer serve them and keep them stuck in unhealthy, dysfunctional patterns. I therefore developed the Therapeutic Life Coaching™ model in order to better assist my coaching clients in their efforts to transform and evolve beyond old identities and limiting relational and social roles so that they may create the dynamic, fulfilling life they envision.

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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”  –Martha Graham


Unlike traditional future-oriented life coaching methods, the therapeutic life coaching processes I invite my clients to participate in go beyond motivational concepts and the achievement of personal / professional goals by exploring ways in which their life force, i.e., their true-self nature, has become ‘stuck’ or ‘blocked’ in reaction to people, places, things, and events encountered in their past. In addition, my Therapeutic Life Coaching model allows for the deepest possible transformation by inviting clients to expand beyond limiting ideas they may hold about themselves  based on prior experiences and other people’s perceptions of them. For clients in my coaching practice, ‘success’ is redefined as a complete shedding of all that feels false and/or no longer serves them as they experience, embrace, and embody their innate wholeness, a wholeness rooted in their true identity via a direct knowledge of Self.

About My Services

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The unique, individualized Therapeutic Life and Career Coaching services I provide are specifically designed to support people in achieving their goals, realizing their dreams, and confidently standing in their truth, fueled by wisdom, emotional acceptance, and relational awareness. I especially enjoy working with creative, emotionally aware, highly sensitive people who may be waking up to the fact that they have been living a life based on other people’s needs, wants, and expectations and are ready to dig deep within themselves so as to connect with their fundamental essence. I particularly enjoy working with people who feel ready to release anything and everything about themselves that feels false and no longer serves them at the highest level so that they might begin an inner journey to learn more about themselves and their purpose in life. Also, people who are feeling ‘stuck’ in life, or that their true self is ‘blocked’ or ‘hidden’ and they’d like some help in moving through these perceived obstacles. I invite you to Contact Me for a free introductory ‘strategy session’ so that we can determine how my therapeutic life coaching services might best serve you.

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Rebecca C Mandeville, MA

Rebecca C. Mandeville is a licensed psychotherapist, therapeutic life coach, educator, and author specializing in emotional healing and living authentically as one's true self.

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