About

Everyone around you seems to think you have it made. And yet…

… your Sunday afternoon blues start on Friday night.

… when people ask how you are, your default response is “Busy.”

… you can’t stand your job, but it’s all you seem to talk about.

… you used to joke about people trying to “find themselves,” but recently it stopped being funny.

… worst of all, you feel stuck in a life you wanted to love… but you’ve grown to hate.

I’m Lee Chaix McDonough, and I help you feel like you again.

Not like an office drone. Not like somebody who’s working for the weekend. But someone who’s incredibly excited to wake up and do what they love every day.

Why? Because I’ve been there. I started Caravel Coaching because I know how terrible it feels to love your profession but hate your job. I know the heartache and misery when a toxic work environment bleeds into the rest of your life, infects your relationships, and turns your world into a real-life Office Space.

The only difference between you and me? I made it through.

And now I’m here to show you the way out.

Using the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, combined with nearly 15 years of experience as a therapist, social worker, and coach, I help you look at your life through a different lens. You’ll figure out what you really care about, decide what you want from your life, and create a plan to move from stuck to satisfying.

What can you expect from working with me?

Working with me isn’t typical talk therapy – in fact, it’s not therapy at all. It’s not a platform for me to sell you shit you don’t need, and I’m not going to tell you that you can simply think your way to happiness. I know that you don’t need platitudes, you need a plan.

What I will do is help you drill down to what really makes you tick, see how well that’s showing up in your life now, and figure out how to fix any areas that are out of whack, from your job to your health to your relationships.

When we work together, I not only tell it like it is, I tell it how it could be.

Take the world off your shoulders… and take on the world.

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