Find a Life Coach In NYC

Find the best life coaches in NYC. Life coaches help people achieve their personal and professional goals via self-assessment and motivational techniques. Life coaches can assist clients with a range of issues - everything from finding a romantic partner to improving self-esteem to boosting sales at work.

Since there’s no single, required credential for the title “Life Coach,” it’s helpful to search on a verified platform, like the list below. All the following clinicians have been vetted by our team to ensure the highest quality of care. The coaches listed on Zencare are credentialed and trained therapists who have received additional training in life coaching and/or incorporate life coaching as part of therapy sessions for high functioning clients who want to achieve goals.

The following professionals specialize in life coaching. Most are based in Manhattan with the majority concentrated in Midtown, but there are a number who practice in Brooklyn and Queens.

Life coaching is not covered by insurance; however, if your therapist incorporates life coaching as part of therapy with a mental health diagnosis, it could be covered. NYC therapists who practice life coaching may accept payment from a variety of plans including Aetna, Beacon Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Consolidated Health Plans, HIP Health Plan of New York, Medicare, UnitedHealthcare, and NYU's student health insurance program. If your coach does not have formal training, expect to pay anywhere from $175 to more than $250 per session.

Life coaching sessions usually last 45 minutes to an hour. During sessions, your coach will talk to you about your goals and plans for achieving them. You'll also work on breaking bad habits that may have prevented you from meeting success on your own. Most clients will see a coach 8 to 16 times for treatment, though some continue with monthly or quarterly check-ins to stay on track.

Find vetted life coaches below. Click on any professional to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a great fit! To refine your search, add your fee range under ‘Payment options’. For help from home or the office, check ‘Online video sessions’ under ‘Locations.'

Life Coaches in NYC

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How to find the best life coaches in New York City

How can life coaching be beneficial for New Yorkers?

Between work, family, and other responsibilities, few New Yorkers have time to reflect and find ways to improve their lives. That's where life coaching comes in. A life coach is a professional who helps clients achieve personal and career goals using a variety of techniques that encourage self-discovery, accountability, and wellness.

Life coaches can assist with specific projects, long-term ambitions, or transitions.

How much do life coaches charge in NYC?

Life coaching is not covered by insurance; however, if your therapist incorporates life coaching as part of therapy with a mental health diagnosis, it could be covered.

If your coach is not a qualified mental health practitioner, or isn’t in-network with your insurance, you can plan on paying out of pocket. Life coaches charge anywhere from $175 to more than $250 per session.

Where are most life coaches located?

NYC life coaches are concentrated in Manhattan with the majority seeing clients in the Midtown area. But there are a number of coaches on the Upper East and West Sides and in Lower Manhattan.

There are also life coaches in Brooklyn and Queens.

What should I look for in a life coach?

The "life coach" title isn't regulated, so anyone can become label themselves as such. To ensure you’re getting the best care possible, search from a list of vetted providers such as the clinicians above. The above life coaches are credentialed and trained therapists who have received additional training in life coaching and/or incorporate life coaching as part of therapy sessions.

Your first session will start with a discussion of your aspirations. All other visits begin with a check-in followed by work on your action plan. Life coaches are there to hold you accountable, so you'll also get regular homework assignments like journaling and list writing.

What other life coaching resources are there in NYC?

Life coaches are great at motivating and providing moral support. But some clients aren't emotionally ready for major changes or can benefit from healing past wounds and addressing mental health concerns first. If depression, anxiety or a destructive behavior pattern has been holding you back, browse our database of NYC therapists to find a mental health provider to help you address these concerns first.