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Compassionate Recovery Coaching


The Joyful Recovery Path


Have You Ever Thought…

  • I’m ready for a serious change in my life.

  • When am I ever going to have fun again?
  • Will recovery ever stop hurting so bad?
  • I feel like something is still holding me back.
  • I feel like I’m behind and I can never catch up.


Is it Time for Recovery?

Addiction can come in many forms, such as drug and alcohol addiction, smoking, eating disorders and other behavioral disorders such as gambling or work addiction. Compassionate Recovery Coaching is appropriate for any of these form of recovery.

How does it work?

There is a saying that there is no easy way through recovery. While that may be true, I still prefer to take the path of least suffering. It’s possible to make big changes in your life around an addiction in a compassionate way. I did it in my life, and you can too. In fact, I was so impressed with the science of compassion that I created a 12 session coaching program to teach people what I learned for myself.

There are many paths that can lead you through recovery and help you to live an addiction-free life. Compassionate Recovery Coaching is ideal for someone who feels stagnant in their recovery path, or just wants to live their best life now. Compassionate Recovery Coaching can be used with others forms of recovery such as: The 12 Steps, faith-based programs, and evidence-based medical programs.











Compassionate Recovery Coaching


What is It?

Compassionate Recovery Coaching was developed by Dr. Cynthia Phelps and uses a combination of techniques to improve the quality of your recovery and to help lower the risk of relapse. It is based on research in Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Relapse Prevention.

Coaching is different from therapy in that it guides you to solve immediate problems, and stays focused on the present state of your life. Coaching is a highly practical process to get you the life you want. Compassionate Recovery Coaching helps you to improve your relationship with yourself, so you can reap all of the benefits of having high self-compassion.

What Can I Expect?

During the coaching process we will meet weekly and set goals to improve your recovery and your life. Each week we will assess our progress, talk about shifting priorities, solve problems, engage in an exercise to build recovery skills, and set new goals for the next week.

Typically each coaching session will last an hour and you will be provided with a short summary of the session and a set of things to accomplish before the next session. Coaching can be done face-to-face if you are located in San Antonio, or over Skype or by phone.

How Much Does it Cost?

Free 30 minute Consult.

Coaching Package – 6 session 6 weeks $499
The coaching package comes with:

  • Progress tracking with pre and post testing.
  • Customized coaching plan based on your goals, strengths and challenges.
  • Weekly email with your explorations for the week.
  • OMG insurance – a 15 minute call to use when you are really struggling.

Make a declaration: “I’m ready for change.” Commit to a package now!

Session by session coaching is $100 per hour.
Call me now: 713-478-4018.


Recovery Coach Credentials

Dr. Phelps is trained by the State of Texas as a Peer Recovery Coach. Peer Recovery Coaching is a process that helps people to remove barriers to their own recovery. It follows a “Many Paths” philosophy, meaning there are many paths to recovery, not just one right path. As Peer Recovery Coach is able to use their own recovery story as a way to help the person being coach, which is different that a therapist/client relationship which must remain at a distance. Dr. Phelps does Peer Recovery Coaching under the guidance of De Anna Melendez, LCDC and also as a volunteer for the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Compassion Credentials

Dr. Phelps completed the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher training program in 2015 in Garrison NY.  MSC is a program created by Dr. Kristin Neff and is effective at raising people’s levels of Self-Compassion. Self Compassion is critical for behavior change, as research shows that people who are able to treat themselves kindly are more motivated to change, and better able to sustain long-term changes.