Peaceable Life Therapeutic Services, Inc.
Providing Professional Counseling and Therapeutic Behavioral Consultation Services​



PO Box 962
2857 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Suite 121
(Back of Broadmoor Plaza)
Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
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Valuing Individuals
Positive Behavior Support values the individual needs, interests, likes, dislikes, hopes, dreams, and abilities of the focus person. Rather than trying to fix the behavior, PBS strives to improve the quality of life and experiences for the focus person so that they will feel empowered and fulfilled. The need for the focus person to use the challenging behavior to get what he wants or avoid something he doesn’t want decreases when he is heard and understood and his needs are met.
Reaching Goals
Positive Behavior Support understands that everyone has personal goals and aspirations. PBS assesses the supports present in the focus person’s environment to achieve those goals and makes recommendations where necessary for changes which will enhance her ability to succeed. The focus person is given a new set of skills and behaviors which will help her to reach her goals more effectively and will provide a more positive outcome.
Building on Strengths
Positive Behavior Support moves the focus from the negative to the positive. Rather than highlighting the areas where the focus person is not meeting expectation, PBS highlights the focus person’s strengths and abilities. Building on the gifts the person already has helps him to be successful and feel that the new skills and new behaviors are possible and attainable. Success minimizes frustration and improves the focus person’s commitment to use the new skills.
Positive Behavior Support
is a person-centered method of behavioral practice that focuses on improving the quality of life for the focus person so that the challenging behavior is no longer necessary.  

Born from the influences of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Normalization/ Inclusion movement, and Person-Centered principles, PBS is a systems approach to behavioral supports. It includes an understanding of the hopes, dreams and goals of the focus person, team collaboration, interviews and observation, data collection and assessment, training and education, and practical interventions.

  The PBS Facilitator coordinates the services with the focus person, their family, and their support providers. The goal of the PBSF is to serve as a guide, helping the team build an environment of success for the focus person.  
Retrieved from PBSF Training Curriculum, VCU and Partnership for People with Disabilities
Life Coaching
​is a service in which a trained professional can be called upon to provide assessment, insight, feedback, mentoring, and counsel to people who are experiencing transitions, life challenges, or stressors.  Life coaching has evolved over the last sixty years ​from origins in sport and entertainment coaching, executive coaching, and the influences of counseling and self-directed improvement.  There are many types of life coaching services offered today, including performance coaching, executive coaching, wellness coaching, and change of life coaching.  

Patrons interested in Life Coaching may be experiencing issues with parenting, balancing career and family, finding their life purpose or direction, struggles of providing care to a loved one who has a disability or an illness or is aging, transitions in careers or other areas, starting a small business, etc.  Coaching can be provided face to face, over the phone, through email, or on Skype.  Duration of coaching relationships can be short term to address a specific area or can include long term periodic contact to renew goals and refocus energies.
Life coaching services are private pay based on an hourly cost of $60/hour and incurred in 15 minute increments.  Initial phone consultation is free. Services can be provided via face to face, phone, or email consultation.  Service hours and availability vary.
Life Coaches join with the patron to process thorough their current situation and experience and begin to formulate a strategy toward change.  The strategies commonly used in life coaching are drawn from stages of change theory, motivational interviewing, solution focused brief theory, and behavior theory.  These strategies have been shown to be effective in helping people to meet their goals.  Patrons are the focus and are key participants in the coaching process through assessment, goal setting, and growth assignments.  

Life Coaching is not counseling and does not provide the in-depth psychological analysis that would be necessary for pervasive mental health or trauma related issues.  There is no standardized certification or licensing for Life Coaches and there is no standardized code of ethics.  Life Coaches affiliated with Peaceable Life Therapeutic Services hold degrees in social work or professional counseling, hold certifications and endorsements in recognized behavioral health fields, have received training in Life Coaching from recognized educators in the field, hold memberships in the American Counseling Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and/or the American Association for Christian Counselors, and adhere to the code of ethics of each organization of membership.