Coaches & Mentors for Teens and Young Adults
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Coach for very depressed young adult daughter– May 6, 2020(1 reply)
My adult daughter has been depressed for years, and we haven't seen much improvement even after many years of therapy, most recently with an experienced DBT therapist. She is on anti-depressant meds. I am now researching the next steps for treatment.
Until we come up with a longer-term plan, I'm looking for a coach who can help her structure her days and set up some process for accountability. This might be an ADD coach who can help with procrastination and decisions. Or a "productivity coach" who can do the same. I've also heard about "behavior-activation" coaches. Ideally this person would be female, experienced and warm.
Thanks for your suggestions.May 6, 2020
Life coach for young adult returning from residential treatment– Aug 12, 2019(4 replies)
Hello - my almost 18-year-old son may be returning to Berkeley after a year of wilderness then residential treatment. I have heard of people in other cities engaging life coaches to help their kids stay sober, keep in shape, and engage productively in their lives. We parents will do our part of course, but I would love to find a young man that my son could connect to in this way, someone who fills the slot between therapist and mentor. Does anyone have ideas, references, etc? ThanksAug 12, 2019
Looking a peer coach/mentor for young adult– Aug 8, 2019(2 replies)
I'm looking for a peer mentor(female only) to provide regular social support for a young adult who struggles with ADHD, neuro diversity & social anxiety. Ideally someone who is studying to become a counselor or therapist & can model desired behaviors while out in the community. Any leads on how to find such a person highly appreciated. TYAug 8, 2019
Case Manager/Therapist for Young Adult with Mental Illness– Nov 27, 2018(2 replies)
I am looking for a ‘case manager’ type therapist for my young adult son who has significant mental health issues and needs professional help to become more independent and responsible for his own well-being. He sees a therapist who provides specific treatment for his illness however I believe he would benefit from seeing a therapist/social worker one-on-one (i.e. not in a group at this time) who can help him on his day to day living, set short and longer-term goals, review with him how he spends his time and money, work on life skills and decision making. He has OPTUM (formerly UBH) insurance and it would be great to find someone in network, preferable in Oakland, Berkeley, or Albany.Nov 27, 2018
Life / Academic Coach for Middle School boy?– Apr 3, 2018(1 reply)
Our current 7th grader seems to be struggling with staying focused in class, not being disruptive, etc. and we are concerned. We'd like for him to take some time this summer to really focus on shoring up some skills and goals so he can stay on track.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a local coach who can work both on academics (I.e. how to craft an essay) and more of the motivation / executive function side of things?Apr 3, 2018