Recovery coaching is a strengths-based approach of peer support by trained professionals to assist individuals in identifying and achieving recovery goals.
It is a collaborative process where the coach guides, affirms, and motivates a client through the ups and downs of seeking pathways away from the habits that are no longer working or desired and towards recovery and the life they choose to design.

Typically the sessions last 1 hour. As the client stabilizes they may choose to move to 30 min check ins.

Initially sessions will occur more frequently, weekly or every two weeks. The length of the recovery coaching relationship is determined by the client. As the client gains more tools and resources the frequency of sessions decreases.

Sponsors are volunteers with lived recovery experience within a 12-step recovery program, sponsors tell their sponsees what to do in order to stay sober using 12-step philosophy.
A recovery coach is a paid, trained professional who offers support and access to recovery options allowing the client to explore and choose which pathway resonates and suits their desires, preferences and needs.
Through their exploration a client may choose to work with both a recovery coach and a sponsor, just like adding in a therapist and other healthcare professionals as part of their well-rounded recovery support team.

The rate varies by coach. Nicole with Nine Doors Coaching is $115 per hour paid in retainer of 6 hour time blocks. Sliding scale is available as Nicole believes no one that wants access to recovery needs to struggle alone. Please reach out.

Yes! A recovery coach can be part of a person’s recovery or support network team. Therapists and counselors have advanced training to dive deeper, a recovery coach is part of the team to cheer and motivate you forward to your self-determined goals.

No, total abstinence is not a requirement. You decide what your recovery path is and a recovery coach is there to support, affirm, guide you to discover what you recovery goals might be and how to reach them.

Yes! Sometimes things become routine, we can become stagnant and feel like we are coasting. Recovery isn’t just about stopping and staying stopped from a particular substance or pattern, recovery is also about living the life we choose for ourselves. Even when we have the habits of long-term sobriety sometimes we need a little tweak, or course correction to help with the boredom or restlessness that can make escaping back into substances seem attractive. If you’ve been sober awhile and this is how you are feeling, please reach out.