About The Book

Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action and Possibility in Every Session

By Lynn Grodzki

(Published April-May 2018, W.W. Norton)

Have you been interested in what coaching techniques might have to offer your therapy clients but unsure how to proceed, or curious as to whether a coaching approach is a “fit” for them… or you?

If so, Therapy with a Coaching Edge is the book for you.

Here, professional practice guru Lynn Grodzki offers a new, paradigm-changing therapy model—adding the leverage and action of a coaching approach to the wisdom and goals of psychotherapy.

Grodzki presents a set of powerful coaching strategies, learned over time from many coaching experiences, which she adapted and designed specifically for therapy, to provide more reach and range for therapists and counselors.

Using this model, therapists at all levels of experience can promote behavioral change without insisting on homework or rigid protocols. Clients can spot results in each and every therapy session. Resistance to treatment often softens and client retention improves.

The book gives new and veteran clinicians the skills to:

  • Improve client outcomes
  • Call a client into action
  • Learn to ask compelling questions that generate “ah-ha” moments
  • Help clients go beyond a discussion of symptoms to explore topics of core values
  • Show clients how to make decisions based on both necessity and a vision of a better future

The model provides readers with just-in-time learning, to identify a skill when it is needed and then immediately apply the steps in a session. It helps therapist use a model that will energize themselves as practitioners and make therapy faster, easier and often more successful.

Lynn Grodzki, an expert psychotherapist and master certified coach, has proven herself to be a trusted voice for therapists through her writing and workshops; she makes the steps to using a coaching approach understandable by offering lively case examples, “your turn” exercises, and sample scripts to give her readers the confidence and context to move forward.

Welcome to Therapy with a Coaching Edge.