About Coaching


Collegiate Coaching: Your path to success starts with Coaching

Coaching creates an environment for individual growth, purposeful action and sustained improvement. It is a process of self-discovery that enables you to gain clarity about who you are, what you are doing, why you are doing it and where you want to go with it.

Coaching is for you if you are:

  • struggling with life decisions
  • busy and focused on academic success
  • working hard but still falling short of your goals
  • overscheduled by yourself or others
  • dealing with a life transition
  • having difficulty connecting or interacting with peers
  • challenged by apathy or lack of direction
  • committed to making change happen

You will benefit from coaching by:

  • implementing new life tools and coping strategies
  • learning to apply alternative solutions to recurrent problems
  • becoming skilled at making good decisions and sticking to them
  • acquiring effective communication skills and resolving conflict appropriately
  • employing new ways to overcome challenges with school and friends
  • managing life - not just about study habits, staying organized, or time management
  • developing independence and taking control of your present and future

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About Us

Not too long ago, we saw the concerns of today's families' change. Success, confidence, independence, and personal strength became more important than ever to our future. It has become harder to be a student and The Rymac Group was created to meet the ever-changing needs of today's high school students, college students, and their parents.


The Rymac Group is able to provide a continuum of care for children and families from adolescences through young adulthood both in person and via Skype. Our ability to integrate a broad knowledge base and therapeutic skills sets us apart and allows us to have a unique perspective when working with families.


Melissa Cohen is a LCSW who received her Masters in Science (MS) from Columbia University School of Social Work, an Advanced Certificate in Social Work from NYU, a Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from UC Irvine, and is a Certified Professional Coach. She has more than 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, and conflict, and has dedicated herself to helping adolescents and teenagers find their own identity while managing their need for independence. Melissa is a member of NASW, an associate member of IECA, and author of ParentKnowledgy - A (Simple) Guide to Surviving your Teen. She is also the Founder and President of the not-for-profit Cohen Esophageal Cancer Initiative and is active in volunteering at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.