Beth Martell Life Coaching
An alternative to counseling
for teens, couples, and individuals.
In-office and phone sessions available
Monday through Saturday
"I've been sent to a lot of counselors. She's totally different. I actually like to go and I'm learning that I'm a good person." - Will,16, Hinesburg
"Beth really listens and gives me a plan. I leave feeling a spring in my step. I understand what I can do, and I know I can do it." - Audrey, South Hero
"I signed up for her parenting class and learned more than I could have imagined. I look forward to learning more from Beth." - Evan, Shelburne
"I can hear Beth's voice in my head saying, 'I'm intelligent. I'm capable.
I can figure this out.'" - Molly, South Burlington
"Beth has helped me get closer to my goals than anyone ever has.
Her "wise guide' framework of parenting has made the tough job
of being a parent a lot easier". - Susannah, Jeffersonville
"We went for marriage coaching and decided in the end to divorce. It was still really good for me because Beth helped me learn that no one can make me feel anything. I decide how I feel and act. Learning this has changed my life." - Angela, St. Albans
When child upset causes adult upset, the relationship is backwards! Kids need us to lead with calm & reason.
I've studied human development for 30 years to understand how people best learn, mature, form healthy relationships and create contented lives. I have experience as a licensed teacher, youth counselor, parent educator and certified relationship coach.
My philosophy and method are rooted in developmental psychology, interpersonal neurobiology theory, attachment theory & mindfulness science. This all means that I understand how people work like a mechanic understands how a car works. Humans have innate needs; when these are met, we have an overall sense of well-being even as we face life's inevitable hard times. We so easily become like fish out of water, disconnected from our own needs and the way to meet them. I help people get back in the peace of their water- or find it for the very first time.
A session with me will feel like a session with a counselor. You will share your problem, and I'll help you deepen your insight into its cause and remedy. You schedule and pay for one session at a time as you choose.
I specialize in the complex challenges of marriage, divorce, parenting, behavior change, and emotional wellness.
I bring my expert knowledge, compassion, and humor. We will begin where you are.