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Well-Being at Stanford Coaching

Well-Being at Stanford Coaches are experts in the change process and serve as skilled partners to help you make shifts in beliefs and behaviors to improve your overall well-being, or simply offer support when you’re struggling.  With them, you can clarify values, set goals and priorities, talk through challenges, and create your own vision for well-being. For more info email

Coaches & Scheduling

Please look through the coaches below to find a coach who you may best fit your needs.

Maija Cruz ('12)

Student Support Specialist
Well-Being Coach for students served by community centers and ethnic theme dorms

Specialties/interest areas: Holistic wellness, mental health, resiliency, cultural & positive psych nerd, intersectionality, supporting those who feel othered by the academe, encouraging indigenization of mindsets and processes. All other topics also welcome!


Schedule a session here:

Coaching with Maija

Donnovan Somera Yisrael ('89)

MA, Senior Health Educator, Mental Health & Well-Being

Specialties/interest Areas: living with purpose, motivation, procrastination, decision-making, relationships, sexual health, gender roles, facing uncertainty, disappointment & grief, wrestling with religion/spirituality, the science of happiness and adding inspiration to your aspirations. All other topics also welcome!


Schedule a session here: 

 Coaching with Donnovan

Sanne Lim

Student Support Specialist
Well-Being Coach for graduate students

Specialties/interest areas: Life and Mindfulness Coaching for deeper personal and professional development; long-term, sustainable behavior change; flourishing and thriving beyond surviving; building skills to handle stress, loss, grief; communication skills; relationships; cultural adjustment; identity; meditation and self-compassion; living with greater peace, passion and purpose. All other topics also welcome!


Schedule a session here:

Coaching with Sanne

Bryan Lian

MS RD CEDRD, Well-Being Coach & Campus Nutritionist

Specialties/interest areas: self-care, reconnection/integration, sustaining motivation and change, compassion, life transitions, and yummy mindfulness. All other topics are also welcome!


Schedule a session here: 

 Coaching with Bryan

Note: If you're seeking nutrition counseling, please find a nutritionist appointment via VadenPatient

Brianna Griffin ('11)

Student Support Specialist
Well-Being Coach for undergraduate students

Specialties/interest areas: dream/goal-oriented coaching, reclaiming one’s values, self-compassion, resilience, individuation, stress and careers, pre-med stress and anxiety, identity and navigating cultural differences, authentic well-being and flourishing, healthy relationships. All other topics also welcome!


Schedule a session here: 

Coaching with Bri 

Colin Campbell ('11)

MPH, Program Manager, Health Education

Specialties/interest areas: relationship to food and exercise, body image, sleep and recovery, identity and navigating cultural differences,authentic well-being and flourishing, masculinities, healthy relationships. All other topics also welcome!


Schedule a session here: 

 Coaching with Colin

Inge Hansen

PsyD, Director, Well-Being at Stanford & Weiland Health Initiative

Specialties/interest areas: gender and sexual identities, positive sexuality, emotional well-being, social justice. All other topics also welcome!


Schedule a session here: 

 Coaching with Inge

Coaching sessions must be scheduled at least 24 hours ahead of time, and are bookable up to 21 days in advance.
For example: On April 7, you can book a coaching session as far ahead as April 28.


Additional coaching resources

Mind Over Money Financial Coaching

Financial coaching strives to help students develop skills and behaviors they can improve upon independently over time.

Coaching sessions are entirely free to Stanford students.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching can provide you with a "personal trainer” who can observe your strategies and techniques, suggest changes to your approach, and provide encouragement as you implement new ways of learning. Our academic coaches hold advanced degrees and bring a diversity of academic, professional, and personal experience to their roles. Our peer academic coaches are mid-to-late stage graduate or professional students who are familiar with the academic challenges at Stanford.

To book an appointment, visit
Student-athletes can book an appointment by visiting

Career Coaching at BEAM

To book an appointment:

Pastoral Care at Office for Religious Life

The Office for Religious Life (ORL) is available to provide pastoral/spiritual care to the Stanford community. 

Pastoral/spiritual care is a type of confidential care and counseling provided by spiritual and religious leaders. It involves non-judgmental and compassionate listening that allows people to share their joys, concerns, and hopes in the context of their full humanity, and for many, their spirituality or philosophy, with the goal of fostering a person’s spiritual and existential wellbeing. Pastoral care can offer support for topics including grief and loss, relationships (including romantic and non-romantic, family) vocational questions, meaning and purpose, stress, religious traditions and difference; ethical dilemmas, sexual/gender identity and religious upbringing in conflict.

ORL staff:
ORL e-mail:
Primary telephone contact:  650-723-1762