Many loved ones we see feel frustrated, exhausted and unsure of what to try next. The good news is most loved one members start to feel better within a few sessions.
We'll help you overcome complex challenges with personalized, evidence-based support. Here are just a few of the ways we help loved ones:
- Establish healthy boundaries
- Reduce conflict
- Problem solve addiction-related challenges
- Improve communication
- Motivate your loved one toward change
- Strengthen your own well-being
- Better understand the complex disease of addiction
We also host free CRAFT meetings for loved ones each week. Learn more here.
“I had been struggling with my husband’s addiction to alcohol for a few years. He had gotten help from many people and places but no one was ever there for me… I started meeting with Amber and we connected right away. I understand addiction better and know that it is an uphill battle for all parties involved, but there IS a light at the end of the tunnel. I have laughed, cried and spilled my guts to Amber and she has always given me great advice. I have changed the way I think and talk with my husband and our communication is better then ever. I can’t thank Amber and Terri (my husband’s coach) enough for all of the honest support they have given us.” – Katie, Sioux Falls
Coach, Sioux Falls
For years, Janelle tried dealing with the addiction in her life on her own. One of her favorite phrases since finding wellness is “don’t waste the pain,” which is why she wanted to help other family members in need.Janelle
Coach, Sioux Falls
Aubrey struggled with addiction for more than 10 years and has a range of experiences as a loved one to call upon. She has always wanted to help others impacted by addiction and let them know they're not alone.Aubrey
Coach, Colorado Springs
Roman has a family history of addiction and is also in recovery himself. He served in the military for more than seven years, was deployed to Afghanistan for 10 months and is passionate about helping other veterans find wellness.Roman
Coach, Sioux Falls
Kattie grew up in a home with addiction and spent three years in federal prison for drug-related charges. She has a passion for criminal justice reform and wants to serve as a voice for those who are voiceless.Kattie
I don’t have an addiction. Why should I get help?
We get this question a lot from loved ones. We understand where you’re coming from – it’s frustrating to feel like you're putting more work into someone’s wellness than they are. However, we also know loved ones can enact positive and lasting change when they’re given the right tools. Our data and member anecdotes show that a healthy, empowered loved one is more likely to motivate change in their person at risk.
What does coaching cost?
Each coaching session is $80, but we have several sponsorship opportunities available for those facing financial difficulty. Learn more about cost here.
Is coaching covered by insurance?
Unfortunately, no. Face It TOGETHER doesn't provide medical care, treatment or diagnosis of disease, and isn't currently covered by insurance. However, we do accept Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Savings Account (HSA) credit cards.
Is coaching evidence-based?
Yes. Our training curriculum is evidence-based and mirrors the most effective practices in peer support. Our model incorporates the latest research reviewed by Peers for Progress, Stanford University and others, including our own learnings and data. Training includes 16 core competencies, which focus on personalizing peer support, self-care in behavior change, linking to outside resources and providing an exceptional experience.
How is coaching different from counseling?
A fundamental difference between coaching and counseling is the emphasis on sharing lived experience, often called self-disclosure. We believe the power of coaching lies in the peer connection; coaches understand how you feel because they’ve been there themselves. While counselors are typically discouraged from too much self-disclosure, coaches share their own experiences as often as it’s beneficial to each member. Additionally, coaching tends to be more present and future focused, while counseling spends quite a bit of time exploring the past.
Many of our members see coaches and counselors simultaneously; both are important roles when it comes to addiction wellness.
How long should I stay in coaching?
This really varies by individual. Typically, we recommend loved ones start with eight sessions. You and your coach will determine what works best for you.
Clarity, relief: One mother’s coaching experience
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