I am passionate about the cultivation and enhancement of personal well-being, mindful self-compassion, emotional and social intelligence, emotion regulation and full creative expression.
After working as a psychotherapist with individuals, couples and families for over twenty-five years I am shifting my focus to positive psychology, coaching and writing.
Coaching for Well-Being
As a coach, I help people, midlife and beyond, add new meaning and well-being to their lives. I help people overcome obstacles to their happiness and to design small changes towards creating their most satisfying and fulfilling lives. I help people use their strengths towards pursuing their deepest aspirations. If you have an interest in learning more about my coaching services please leave me a message at
linbenedekwellbeingcoach.com and I will be happy to tell you more.
Coaching for Writers
Have you ever wanted to tell your life story or parts of it? Wanted to write about your experience in order to make sense of it, or to share it with others? To preserve your story for posterity? If you have an interest in writing about your experiences, I offer my services as a life-story writing coach. I will help you uncover the stories you most want to tell; to help you decide how public or private you want to be with your writing; to share what I know about the writing process; and to point you towards other resources as needed.
I have a strong appreciation for life story, having worked as a psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist for over twenty-five years. Before that I was a teacher, and I have taught writing to students of all ages. I believe deeply in the power of writing to bring clarity and add meaning to our lives. If you are looking for more fulfillment and direction in your life, writing can be a powerful tool. I recently completed an MFA in writing at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. My book of mainly autobiographical poems, I Was Going To Be A Cowgirl, was released this month. I am currently revising my own life story memoir.
How It Works
Most sessions are conducted on the telephone or via Skype, allowing me to provide services to students anywhere in the English-speaking world. (I do speak and write some French and Spanish, but not nearly enough for these purposes!)
How to Contact Me
Message me on the Contact page if this sounds interesting to you or might be of interest to someone you know.
Certified Professional Coach