We can help you help them

Learn how to set healthy boundaries, improve communication and navigate resources.

When you feel stuck, we can help

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.

Katie's coaching experience

“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

A couple sitting on a sofa in a coaching session

About coaching

Your first visit, a Wellness Consult, is always free. If you’re worried about the cost of coaching, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We have a number of grant opportunities and sponsorships that allow us to provide coaching at no cost to members. 

  • One-on-one confidential coaching 
  • Sessions typically scheduled weekly
  • Evidence-based techniques regarding modeling change, positive communication and more
  • Scheduling in person*, via video and by phone
  • Guidance surrounding treatment and insurance
  • Low or no-cost options available

*The wellbeing of our members and staff is our top priority. We'll continue to offer peer coaching remotely until further notice.

Meet our coaches

All Face It TOGETHER coaches have personal experience with addiction, either directly themselves, as a close loved one or both. They have degrees in a range of fields and complete extensive training to become certified coaches.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Get started

Begin your wellness journey by talking with one of our peer coaches who will get you started on a personalized plan. By providing some information below, you’ll help us get ready for our conversation. We promise to be in touch within 24 hours.

All information provided is confidential. Please see our Privacy Policy and our Communications Notice. If you've reached out to Face It TOGETHER previously, please visit this page.

If you’re in crisis or this is an emergency, please call 911.

We're so glad you're reaching out. One of our peer coaches will be in touch within 24 hours.