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Typical Challenges in Dating

Have you ever faced challenges in the dating world, leaving you frustrated and discouraged?   Common dating problems can be caused by various factors. Fear of rejection and past relationship traumas may lead to hesitancy in putting oneself out there. Inconsistent communication, ghosting, and conflicting expectations in the early stages of dating can create misunderstandings and frustration. Additionally, difficulty in identifying compatible partners and aligning personal values and goals may contribute to unsuccessful dating experiences. Negative self-perceptions and a lack of self-confidence can also hinder successful dating interactions. Dating coaching can address these causes by providing guidance on self-awareness, communication skills, and setting healthy boundaries, enabling singles to approach dating with a positive and empowered mindset.


Common dating problems that singles have:
  • Fear of rejection and approaching potential partners

  • Difficulty finding compatible partners

  • Uncertainty about dating etiquette and rules

  • Building confidence and self-assurance in dating

  • Communication challenges in dating relationships

  • Overcoming past relationship baggage

  • Navigating the complexities of online dating

  • Balancing personal needs and expectations in dating

  • Identifying red flags and unhealthy relationship patterns

  • Coping with the emotional rollercoaster of dating


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Dating Coaching for Men & Women

For those who are dating, a trained professional coach can provide guidance, support, and practical advice to help you improve your dating skills and find meaningful romantic connections. It's important to note that, unlike “pick-up artists,” a dating coach does not guarantee specific outcomes or manipulate individuals. Instead, they help you improve your dating skills, gain confidence, and make authentic connections. A dating coach helps you understand your values and get clarity about what you want in a partner or a relationship.


You will approach dating with a stronger sense of self-awareness and authenticity. A dating coach can help you improve your self-confidence, self-esteem, and body language, and overcome limiting beliefs, negative self-talk and insecurities that hinder your dating success. They can also help you identify recurring patterns of behaviors that may sabotage your dating experience and provide strategies to stop these patterns and make more conscious choices. A dating coach can also motivate you to navigate the online dating world, and offer support, a safe space, and accountability throughout the process. You can also expect a coach to provide some honest yet supportive feedback to help you gain insights so that you can learn from your experiences.

  • 1. What is psychotherapy?
    Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or counseling, is a collaborative process between a trained therapist and an individual seeking support. It aims to explore thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and experiences to promote personal growth, emotional well-being, and address specific concerns. Psychotherapy encompasses various approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and humanistic therapy, tailored to meet the individual's needs.
  • 2. How long does psychotherapy last?
    The duration of psychotherapy varies depending on several factors, including the individual's goals, the complexity of their concerns, and their progress throughout the therapeutic process. Some individuals may benefit from short-term therapy, consisting of a few sessions or weeks, to address specific issues or provide immediate support. Long-term therapy may span several months or years, focusing on deeper exploration and ongoing personal development. The therapist and individual collaborate to determine the appropriate duration of therapy based on their unique circumstances.
  • 3. How do I find the right therapist for me?
    Finding the right therapist involves considering several factors. It's important to seek a licensed and qualified therapist with expertise in the specific concerns you want to address. You can ask for recommendations from trusted sources, such as healthcare professionals or friends who have had positive experiences with therapy. Online directories and therapist matching platforms can also help you find therapists in your area. Additionally, it's crucial to feel comfortable and have a good rapport with your therapist, so scheduling an initial consultation or phone call to assess the fit is recommended.
  • 4. Do you accept insurance?
    For mental health issues, we accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and affiliates (CareFirst, Anthem, BCBS Federal Employee Program, etc.) and Cigna or Evernorth. HOWEVER, please note that to qualify for insurance benefits, therapy must be related to a mental health diagnosis, like anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc., that has medical necessity. Most insurance plans do not cover relationship or sexual issues. Yes, it is sad considering that these are often the primary drivers for mental health issues. Please do not ask us to bill your insurance for relationship or sexual issues without first contacting your insurance company to check to see if your plan covers it. (We don't want to keep asking them.) Also, we cannot make up a diagnosis either, as this is insurance fraud and can cost us our license and result in serious penalties. Plus, insurance companies occasionally audit psychotherapy notes to ensure that treatment is related to the reported diagnosis. You can always choose to skip insurance and pay for therapy out of pocket. This will maximize your privacy and widen your pool of therapists. Thank you for your understanding.
  • 5. Is psychotherapy confidential?
    Confidentiality is a fundamental principle in psychotherapy. Therapists are legally and ethically bound to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the information shared during therapy sessions. However, there are a few exceptions to confidentiality, such as when there is a risk of harm to oneself or others, child or elder abuse, or when a court order requires the disclosure of information. Your therapist should explain their confidentiality policy and any exceptions during the initial sessions.

About Dr. Luttrell

Dr. Luttrell can help you reconnect and realign with your truth authentic self by restoring emotional intimacy with yourself, partner, family, business, or spiritual relationships. He believes that understanding emotions are important to overcome obstacles of shame, fear, or shame-based cycles of addiction. His focus areas tend to be on romantic relationships, sexuality, the impact of hurtful habits, and spirituality.

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“Dr. Thomas Luttrell was a compassionate coach and asked me probing questions which allowed me to go deeper into my situation and explore other depths to my issue I was not aware of. I could tell he was listening well and challenged me in the ways I needed to be challenged. I definitely had some breakthrough in our session and am grateful for the experience.”

Julie Mangus, LPC-MHSP

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