Recovery Coaching Services

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Are you an addict in recovery or thinking about recovery for your addiction? 

Can you answer yes to any of these questions?

There are no dead ends and your road is unique to you. Where will you go?

There are no dead ends and your road is unique to you. Where will you go?


Are you in recovery and feeling unsure of your future?

Does life appear out of focus?

Have you been in recovery for a while and still feel lost?

Do you want to rebuild your life in sobriety?

How are your relationships? Damaged and in need of repair?

Have you lost your job and don’t know what to do?

Others have found their way to a sober and healthy lifestyle, and so can you.

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a recovery coach today to find out how we can help you find your answers. Phone 928.399.7334

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Are you the significant other, spouse, or family member of an addict and can answer yes to any of these questions

It's your journey. Where will you go?

It’s your journey. Where will you go?

Is your loved one still using or in the process of recovery from addiction?

Are you trying to put your family back together?

Are you feeling lost and unsure?

Are you searching for a relationship or family life after your loved one’s recovery?

Do you want to start over and are not sure how?

Others in your situation have found answers after being in a relationship or continuing a relationship with an addict, and so can you.

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a family recovery coach today to find out how we can help you find your answers. Phone 928.399.7334

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Questions frequently asked…

What are Recovery Coaching, a Recovery Coach, and a Family Recovery Coach?
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Recovery coaching is similar to any type of coaching. Recovery coaching’s focus is on working with people who are experiencing problems due to their addiction or from someone else’s substance use. A Recovery Coach may begin working with an individual at any stage in their recovery. This means they may still be using and want help with changing their life and getting sober. Or, the recovering addict may be in treatment and want the additional support when they leave treatment and to develop methods to avoid relapse. Or, the individual may have long-term sobriety and like others seeking life coaching, need help with life or career decisions and goals. Recovery coaching is an action-oriented approach that supports ongoing positive change. At whatever stage the individual or family member is at in recovery, they are responsible for their own coaching goals and outcome.

A Recovery Coach helps individuals and their families with relationships, parenting problems, financial problems, careers, and other life issues by helping them consider these problems, help to develop goals and plans to solve them, and provide the needed support in following through. A Recovery Coach may help find the referrals to other sources of help the addict or family may need.

A Family Recovery Coach is focused on working with partners or family members of the addict.

A Recovery Coach does not diagnose or treat addiction or any other mental health issues. They do not explore past trauma. Instead, the focus is on future goals.

What is the 4 A’s Program©?
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The 4 A’s Program©  was developed by Design for Living Coaching Services LLC to help clients achieve their goals as quickly as possible. While ensuring that the quality of service remains high, getting to the problem, creating doable goals, and achieving results is faster through the assessments that are a foundational part of the 4 A’s Program©.

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Assessments are completed in your secure client portal before your first meeting with your coach (this does not include your 15 minute complementary session). Completing these assessments before your first meeting saves you money by not having to take these assessments during a coaching session. You and your coach will be able to begin discussing your assessment results and what areas are most needed to be worked on first.

Action Plan

You will create your goals and steps to achieve them with your coach.


You will act on your plans through implementing your steps to achieve your goals with your coach.


You will achieve your goals and be completed with coaching, or you will create a new action plan developed from your assessments.

Assessments used in the 4 A’s Program© include:  

  • ICS-Connect – H & A International. This assessment is included in your initial intake cost. A $40 Value . 
  • Motivator Evaluation
  • Goals Inventory
  • Specific Goals Inventory

Facts about coaching
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Results from a Client Study completed by ICF showed 96.2% of clients surveyed stated they would repeat the coaching experience again. The study also reported that 82.7% of clients felt very satisfied with their coaching experience, with only 1.2 % not very or not at all satisfied. From ICF at

Robert Pagliarini from CBS Moneywatch did a report on the Top 10 Professional Life Coaching Myths you may find interesting and that may answer some of your questions about coaching. Find Pagliarini’s report online at

What is the difference between counseling, therapy, and coaching?
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Coaching Comparison Chart

Counseling and therapy deal with healing pain and dysfunction in your life and in your relationships from past occurences that are causing major conflicts and emotional disfunctioning in your present. They assist with helping you improve your psychological functioning and emotional well-being.

Coaching focuses on your future by assisting you in finding your own answers and creating strategies for achieving success for your goals in business, family or life. A coaching relationship is developed between you and your coach to assist you in taking action, accountability, and follow-through for your success.

Coaching uses a common sense approach to problem solving through the use of discovery-based inquiry, proactive methods to approach opportunities and challenges the client to think outside the box. This method works through assisting shifts in client perspectives and giving fresh insight into the problem, providing observations, feedback, and keeping the goal in focus.

Coaching draws on the models and principles found in the behavioral sciences, with positive psychology as a major source. In addition, coaching draws on humanity, management, and spiritual studies. These provide the coach with a well-rounded perspective to assist the client in fresh insights into their vision of solutions for their goals.

Counseling or therapy and coaching can be used in conjunction with each other, but do not replace each other. Counseling and therapy deal with past issues that are affecting the present, while coachings emphasis is on future goals.

How often and how long do clients meet with a coach?
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Coaching may take place for as little as three months and depends on the type of problem and goal of the client. Typically a client/coach relationship is a minimum of six months, and often times last up to a year or longer. Clients usually have a vague idea of where they want to go or what they want to achieve. The first three months are used to develop the client/coach relationship and get to the root of the goal(s) the client actually wants to achieve. Only then does setting up the strategies the client will take to achieve the goal(s) will be completed. The following months are used to successfully achieve the client’s goal(s).

Clients and coaches may meet as often as four times a month for one hour (recommended), twice a month, or as infrequently as once a month depending on the clients needs and/or the package they select for their budget. Short phone calls and/or emails are encouraged by the coach to help the client stay on track for their goal(s). These are included in all coaching packages.

What is a coaching session like?
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A coaching session can take many forms depending on the method of coaching, i.e., in-person, phone, Skype, or email.  A typical coaching session conversation may include a discussion about what assignments or tasks the client has completed between sessions and/or the progress made and what next step is needed for forward movement. Any issues that came up or that the client is having in achieving forward movement towards goals will be addressed.

Other sessions may include taking and/or reviewing any assessments the client has completed. Assessments support the coaching process by providing information that may enhance awareness of what is happening in the business, communication within the business or family, or self-awareness of the individual, amongst others.

Design for Living is HIPAA compliant and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

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Design for Living Coaching Services, LLC                                                                                                                                   928.399.7334 203 S Candy Lane, Suite 10C                                                                                                          Cottonwood, Arizona 88326