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One-on-One Coaching

Prolific offers one-on-one skills coaching for individuals with one of our trained Skills Coaches. Individual skills coaching is where your child will behaviorally rehearse a core skill approximately 1-2 times a week-- an important component for skill mastery and generalization. Coaching sessions focus on working through each of the skills systematically to develop a greater understanding of the skills and to provide in session practice with a focus on strengthening skills. Coaching calls and texts are utilized to assist in using skills effectively in the context in which they need them and improves skills generalization and quality of life. These services can be offered as part of the individual therapy.


  • Being aware of emotion

  • Tolerating destructive urges

  • Lowering emotional intensity

  • Increasing the ability to focus and concentrate

  • Increasing the ability to bring attention back when distracted

  • Experiencing a sense of calm

Skills Deficit addressed:

  • Confusion about self

  • Destructive or out-of-control thoughts

  • Problems experiencing or identifying one's self

  • A pervasive sense of emptiness

  • Problems in maintaining one's own feelings, opinions, decisions when around others

  • Cognitive disturbances like depersonalization, dissociation

  • Racing thoughts and tendency to become emotionally hijacked


Skills Taught:

  • Getting through difficult situations without damaging self, goals, or relationships

  • Increasing the ability to soothe or distract effectively to manage difficult situations

  • Accepting the reality of situations to minimize suffering and solve problems when possible

Skills Deficit addressed:

  • Impulsiveness: problems with alcohol, drugs, eating, spending, shoplifting, sex, fast driving, self-harm and suicidal behaviors

  • Becoming emotionally hijacked - the tendency to grow or practice feelings that lead to crisis


Skills Taught:

  • Understanding the importance of emotions

  • Being aware of vulnerabilities and triggers

  • Recognizing and using alternative responses to emotional urges

  • Enhancing control over emotions

  • Developing a lifestyle that increases positive emotions

Skills Deficit addressed:

  • Labile affect - extreme emotional sensitivity, ups and downs, moodiness

  • Intense emotional reactions

  • Chronic depression

  • Problems with anger

  • Problems with anxiety


Skills Taught:

  • Skillfully asking for what one wants

  • Learning how to skillfully deal with conflict situations

  • How to say no to unwanted requests and demands

  • How to maintain healthy relationships

  • How to maintain self-respect

  • The use of effective social skills

Skills Deficits addressed:

  • Interpersonal chaos

  • Intense, unstable relationships

  • Trouble maintaining relationships

  • Panic, anxiety, and dread over relationships ending

  • Frantic attempts to avoid abandonment

  • Enmeshment: making one person the center of your universe


Skills Taught:

  • Balanced actions, emotions, thinking

  • Accepting alternative possibilities

  • Synthesizing contradictory information or emotions (dialectical thinking)

  • Acknowledging the impact of life experiences on self and others

  • Reinforcing skillful behaviors and not reinforcing unskillful behaviors

Skills Deficit addressed:

  • All or nothing thinking/ or black or white thinking

  • Rigid and inflexible thinking

  • The tendency to self-invalidate

  • The tendency to self-sabotage and get stuck

  • The tendency to have polarized thoughts (all good or all bad; right and wrong; blame)

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