What is a Relationship Coach


Everything you need to know about Relationship Coaches

Ever wondered “What is a Relationship Coach?” or “How can a Relationship Coach help me?” or even “How can I find a Relationship Coach near me?” Look no further! This Getting Started Guide is a great place to start.

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Romeo and Juliet could’ve used the help of a Relationship Coach to learn about “boundary setting” with their families. 

Relationships are the fabric of our existence. We all have relationships in many different forms: with our families, friends, coworkers, that favorite cashier at our local grocery store. But all types of relationships require time, energy and commitment. When any of these relationships face challenges or transitions, Relationships Coaches are a valuable resource to help navigate to a healthier state. 

Relationship Coaches can help couples or individuals in relationships set proactive goals, facilitate and foster open communication and provide further resources. They also practice family counseling, business-relationship counseling and more. For romantic couples, Relationship Coaches can provide a safe space for dating, pre-marital or married couples to heal and grow together.

Build your Relationship Coach team


Karri Goodman - relationship coach

Erin Banda -relationship coach

Rachel Allyn - relationship coach
Lisa Pisha- relationship coach


Harvard studies say coaching is an effective way to shift patterns, communication skills, and relationships

According to the McLean Institute of Coaching, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, “Coaching in organization and leadership settings is also an invaluable tool for developing people across a wide range of needs. The benefits of coaching are many; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (source: ICF 2009).”

Sources: Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Affiliate


What our expert practitioners have to say


Ananya Harvey PhD- relationship coach

WellSet: How can relationship therapy help heal the mind and body?

DR. HARVEY: It is in relationships that we play out our most painful patterns, where we see both the best and worst of ourselves come to light. Relationship coaching is about healing on every level – this is not a band-aid for surface reactivity, but rather a deep dive into our unconscious patterns, attachment styles, and emotional drivers. In relationship coaching, we dare to be honest with ourselves about our deepest desires, learn to sit with uncomfortable emotions and hold healthy boundaries, and communicate compassionately – all in the service of more love, deeper connection, and great sex – qualities which are key to a healthy, fulfilling life.

WELLSET: What can a client typically expect in a session with a relationship coach?

DR. HARVEY: I work at all 3 levels of the brain: intellectual, emotional, and subconscious. The goal is to empower the client to find their own truth, not for me to tell them what to do. I start with a little bit of detective work to assess what is really going on, then I may include somatic work in the form of meditative processes, resourcing, emotional release practices, or breathwork, and throughout the session I give the client feedback on how my body responds to them, using my presence as a mirror – an aspect which clients find especially compelling.

Conditions that Relationship Coaching can help ease:

Managing Stress, Trauma Healing, Couples Therapy, LGBTQI issues, Depression, Emotional Health, Mental Health, Phobia