Wellness Coaching Sarasota FL

Denise Schonwald

Personal Coaching Packages

Many people are discovering the benefits of hiring personal coaches.  I have seen divorce coaches, life coaches, speaking coaches, the list goes on.  In order to become a coach, certifications range from online certifications, which are three to six months in length,  all the way to many licensed professionals who have added coaching to their services.

I have combined my licenses in nursing and mental health along with my certifications in Reiki, Hypnotherapy and Certified Family Mediator to bring my clients a variety of customized coaching.  Here are the packages I am currently offering.  Please feel free to set up a call with me to discuss which package might be right for you.

Self Discovery

Self Discovery is for someone who is interested in hiring a coach but may not have have a good idea where to begin.  In order to correct or make adjustments in our lives, it is important to identify key issues to be addressed.

We start by meeting for 30 minutes to an hour so I gain a full understanding of your needs and goals.  In this meeting we will discuss your health history, your background and it will allow me to get to know you a little bit more.  

After our initial meeting, I will email you a list of questions to answer based on our initial visit together.  Feel free to email back and forth if you have any questions.  After you have finished, a 90 minute session will be scheduled for us to review your answers as well as gaining additional awareness, tools and techniques to help you. 

Follow up will be a one hour wrap up session.


Increasing your Emotional Intelligence

In this session we will meet for four 1 1/2 private coaching sessions.  Emotional intelligence is having the ability to be aware of, and in control of, your emotions and learning to express yourself in a calm and compassionate manner. 

These private sessions will include:

  • Homework
  • Mindful Exercises
  • Meditation
  • Role Playing

At the end of this coaching program, you will have the tools to express yourself, your needs, and your wants, in a calm and effective manner which will help not only personally but also professionally.

Mindful Emotional Healing (“MEH” for short)

When someone asks you how you are feeling, does the word “meh” come to mind? 
Do you feel like you are just going through the motions in life, feeling unfulfilled,  unhappy and not at peace?  Perhaps your body is holding a lot of its history which may be weighing you down?  If this sounds like I am talking about you, this might be a coaching package worth considering.

Mindful Emotional Healing consists of eight 1 ½ hour private sessions.  We will process many of life’s events that may be stuck in the mind and body that are keeping you from moving forward.  This type of coaching also involves homework, mediation, and a deep dive into behavioral patterns linked to stored unhealthy emotions and experiences.

Mastering Intuitive Thinking

This is the most comprehensive coaching package offered.  Anyone can learn how to think intuitively.  The challenge becomes taming the mind and learning balance through self care and awareness.  This package is twelve (12) private sessions, over approximately three months, for the person who wants to learn this skill.  

We will be learning how to interpret energy, understanding body language, tools and techniques helpful in gaining awareness, and much more.  This is a lengthy and in depth course, but one that will help you unlock and gain a lot of insight and understanding about yourself and others. 

Denise Schonwald Mental Health Counselor
Denise Schonwald’s Dog - Henry
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About Denise

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In her 30 years working as a registered nurse (RN) within the intensive care unit (ICU), Denise Schonwald cared for patients who were very ill and often in critical condition.  She saw her patients and their families struggling with stress, anxiety, guilt, and fear.  She, too, was affected by this challenging environment.  In order to help her client’s cope, as well as herself, Denise learned various techniques to support mental and emotional well-being.  Her success in striking a balance in treating the whole person led her to her calling as a spiritually based licensed mental health counselor and mental intuitive (LMHC).  By integrating mental health and physical health into a cohesive treatment plan, Denise provides a holistic approach to her patients. These synergistic treatment methodologies support client healing more effectively than traditional counseling.

Denise has expertise in helping clients through a variety of mental and emotional struggles, including anxiety, depression, panic, marital problems, adolescent behavior issues, family issues, childhood trauma, and more. To assist in her method, she draws upon some rather unconventional sources, including Max, a certified therapy dog, who practiced with her until his passing in June of 2020.  Henry, his spirited successor, is now her partner in practice.  Additional sources of inspiration include physical activity and various forms of meditation, which help relieve stress and provide mental clarity.   Denise personally enjoys competitive tennis and yoga, balancing the physical exercise with meditation, Reiki, and aromatherapy to help integrate physical, mental,  and spiritual well-being.  Understanding the connection between the mind, body, and spirit, Denise helps clients to explore each avenue in to achieve optimum level of health and wellness.

In additional to working with individuals and families, Denise also supports the wider community through speaking engagements and lectures nationwide.  Consider having her speak at your next event and contact her office today.

"I have been going to Denise for almost 2 years. Denise is very attentive and gives sound advice that has been spot on in helping me get my life back on track. She keeps me accountable for my progress and has helped me tremendously. "

J. A.

"Denise has been my go-to for some time now. I feel a sense of rejuvenation after our sessions and love how she works with the “whole person,” not just focused on feelings but actions and thoughts surrounding specific triggers from trauma. She tells it like it is, which personally, I highly respect in a therapist."

J. W.

"A couple of things that she has helped me with that have been game changers for me are boundaries and self care. I am more at peace with the things that I cannot control in my life and I know that I wouldn't have that peace, nor would I be working towards a better future without Denise's guidance."

J. A.

Conditions We Treat

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men’s Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues

Contact Me

If you have a question or would like to book an appointment,
please contact Denise via phone or email.
For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(410) 913-8963

Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch Florida, & Nationally