Recovery Coaching

Are you feeling stuck or out of control in your relationship with food, alcohol, or drugs? Or in need of support and guidance on your path to recovery?

Are you ready to make real, powerful changes, working toward living an amazing and abundant life?

Work With Me!


I specialize in recovery-based life coaching for people seeking all aspects of well being: balance, clarity, focus, fulfillment, serenity, health and success. This means supporting clients recovering from the disease of addiction by guiding them through important decision-making processes with heart-centered purpose. Drawing out my client’s own inner wisdom and truth to transform challenges into meaningful change with an emphasis on wellness and mindfulness practices.

We’ll work together to do the following:

  • Examine hidden beliefs that may be holding you back
  • Articulate your values and priorities
  • Make difficult decisions
  • Work through moral dilemmas
  • Explore questions of meaning and purpose
  • Navigate shifts in identity and self-image
  • Figure out your spiritual beliefs
  • Define and explore your personal life philosophy

Join Me For a Free Session!

Fill out the contact form below to receive a free coaching session. After receiving your information, we’ll get together in person or over the phone to discuss your desires and challenges. Then, if you are ready, we will consider what working together will look like, what your program will include, and of course, answer all of your questions and concerns.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Caitlin Hegwood

I Am Your Ally

Part of recovery and avoiding relapse involves gaining new life skills and having a new vision for your life. One way to work through specific issues and continue learning and growing is by working in conjunction with a certified Recovery Coach. Recovery coaches focus on the present and future in helping clients make lifestyle changes, move forward to meet their goals and increase their life satisfaction. When working with a recovery coach you can ensure all client/coach communications are strictly confidential. Recovery Coaching is recognized as a key element of the new integrated treatment industry standard, Recovery-Oriented Systems Of Care.

What is a Recovery Coach?

Recovery coaching is the collaborative work done between a professional Recovery Coach and their client to take the client from where they are now to where they want to be. Clients who hire a recovery coach usually are seeking relief from their addictions, or are seeking to enter into recovery, or want to enhance their recovery, always looking for a safer, more balanced, happier life. Coaches help clients sustain positive life changes.

Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.

Roles of a Recovery Coach

  • Mentor
  • Ally
  • Role Model
  • Motivator
  • Problem Solver
  • Resource Broker
  • Advocate
  • Community Organizer

Who Can Be Coached?

Adults and transitional aged youth with a dependency to substances, things, or activities. This includes gambling, shopping, under or over eating, drinking alcohol, using tobacco, abusing prescription medications, or illicit drugs.

Expected Outcomes

  • Success and quick turn‐around in re‐engaging the individual in treatment and/or recovery support following any episodes of drug or alcohol use or lapses in recovery.
  • Decrease in substance use or cessation of returning to use.
  • Decreased criminal justice involvement.
  • Increased optimism that recovery is possible.
  • Increased participation in community activities, natural supports, families.

Stages of Recovery

Something for Everyone

First 90 Days of Recovery

During the first 90 days of recovery, clients can expect to check-in via text message six (6) days a week, as well as meet once a week via video calling. This constant contact enables us to keep an open dialogue during this particularly unique time.

2-24 Months of Recovery

From two to 24 months of maintaining abstinence from the object of addiction one can expect to meet once a week via video calling.

2-5 years of Recovery – Maintenance

After two years of abstaining from the object of addiction, one can expect to meet once a month via video calling to review and update the Recovery Wellness Plan and address personal and life goals.

Dr. William F. Haning III, in his interview with Dr. Kevin McCauley in the movie Memo to Self, states in the first 5 years of recovery we should be receiving ongoing support and guidance to abstain from the object of our addiction. This means meeting with a sponsor, recovery coach, or social network of people also abstaining from that or other objects of addition.


I believe strongly in making Recovery Coaching available to anyone who believes it might be helpful in their life and is willing to commit themselves to do the work. Therefore, I offer my services on a Sliding Scale, and the generosity of those who are able and choose to pay more directly supports those who are not.

For pricing, contact me by filling out the form below.

Recovery Coach Certificate

Certified Recovery Coach



Mindfulness Recovery Addiction

Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

The Institute for Addiction Study

Wood River Valley Resource List

Recovery Ted Talks

Transcending Addiction and Redefining Recovery: Jacki Hillios

Triggr Health

Join Me For a Free Session!

Fill out the contact form below to receive a free coaching session. After receiving your information, we’ll get on the phone to discuss your desires and challenges. Then, if you are ready, we will consider what working together will look like, what your program will include, and of course, answer all of your questions and concerns.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Caitlin Hegwood

My name is Caitlin Hegwood and I am a Certified Recovery and Life Coach based out of Flagstaff, Arizona. I work with clients to achieve their recovery goals. I have an office located in Flagstaff or can meet via video conference or over the phone. If you’d like to know more fill out the form below, email me at or simply give me a call at 208-309-1948.

Working with Me

Working with me means looking closely at all areas and aspects of life as YOU define. We then create action steps toward achieving your goals.

Whether you are wanting to make a shift toward a healthier life style, live in line with your values, or get back your time and life, I am here to work with you on creating a life well lived, as defined by YOU. Along with my unique coaching technique we also read inspiring literature, which we don’t just use intellectually, but rather put the concepts into action, define values, realign and re-balance our lives, wake up everyday with mental clarity and live purposefully.

During recovery obstacles, challenges, and obstructions call our attention. When working together we’ll address these by developing the skills and strategies to handle situations that arise, as they arise, and learn from the experience.

My Clients

The clients I work with are the most intelligent, driven, emotionally and spiritually connected individuals I have ever met. Each has their our reasons for turning to substance abuse and an equally good reason for turning toward recovery. Their journey now is to navigate back to their path; the path to happiness, joy and freedom. Which is where I come in. I help jump start and sustain growth and evolution during the process of regaining health and sobriety.

When in an addictive cycle, one cannot live a full life. It takes time to source, abuse, withdrawal and recover from the use of any substance. When in recovery we work diligently to free ourselves of this cycle: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. In doing so we literally get our lives back, our time, our emotional and physical energy. We get it all back.

Recovery From What?

I help clients recovering from alcohol abuse, tobacco use, and eating disorders. I have direct experience recovering from these disorders of compulsion and self-harm, which I have recovered from and continue to work toward my recovery goals, which is why I am dedicated to helping people achieve their own recovery goals. It is my belief that addiction is a compulsive thought to self-harm, and therefore believe I can help those ready to rewire their brains creating healthy mental patterns. This starts with the physical addictions, then moves toward the mental, and finally the emotional aspects of why we have a compulsion to self-harm.

My Background, Training, and Expertise

I have a Recovery Coach Certification through the State of Idaho, Mindfulness Based Substance Abuse Treatment Certification through the Center for Adolescent Studies, Meditation and Psychotherapy training, and a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification through the Yoga Alliance. I use the recovery coaching model taught and approved by Idaho Health and Welfare, as well as the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification. This sprinkled with Eastern spiritualism, Stoic philosophy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Substance Abuse Treatment techniques.
My expertise comes from my training and my own experience moving into substance abuse, overcoming internal and external obstacles, and recovering. I bring this to my clients in a unique and holistic manner.

Coaching is Different

Coaching is different than working with a counselor or a sponsor. In coaching we focus on the present circumstances, not what led us to them. We’ll identify obstacles currently happening in your life, create sustainable goals, and take action steps for a better future. I do encourage my clients to also work with a counselor to gain further support toward mental health.
Is it like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)?
AA is a non-profit meant to support those seeking sobriety. Its 12 steps are greatly powerful for some. If you like the 12 step process, great. If not, great. Recovery coaching is different in the way we approach recovery. We take an active approach to regaining physical, mental and emotional health. I encourage and guide my clients to do whatever they need to do to remain on the path to sobriety. These supports include working a coach, a counselor, family and friends, job/ career, ongoing education, and community groups (AA, meditation groups, ski clubs, etc.).

Ready to Work With Me?

If you or anyone you love is ready to get started on the path to living a full and sober life contact me by filling out the form below, email me at or simply give me a call at 208-309-1948. I am here as a resource, support, and guide on the path to recovery. Join me and living this wonderfully awake and fulfilling life.