Let me Be Your Guide

My name is Chad Chatham.  I'm not a therapist. What I am is a survivor. I've lived through, with, and now past my childhood trauma and have come through with hope, understanding, and a passion for helping others to not just survive, but thrive... 

AFTER the hurts, 

DURING the hurts, 

and hopefully BEFORE the hurts.


Take One Step at a Time

While focusing on those who have struggled with past trauma, depression, abuse and related issues, everyone gets stuck sometimes.  It is my hope to be there for anyone who wants to see more out of their life - one step at a time. 


The Essentials

 Taking the approach of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker, we'll start with the basic needs required to live life, and then unpack and repurpose each element to ensure you're not carrying too heavy a load or without the right support and guidance. Everyone has different needs and challenges to overcome. Let's start where you are, and work together to get you where you would like to be.


Support Along Your Journey

Committing to a healthier lifestyle is just that – a commitment, and it’s a big one that will take a lot a dedication. But believe me when I tell you it will be worth it. My personal commitment is to provide you with accountability, understanding, and support while accomplishing lasting growth. 


Faith-based Life Coaching with an Outdoor Approach


Specializing in individuals struggling with past/present trauma from abuse, addiction, PTSDs and life/family dynamics.

Ready to Unpack?

Take the first step.

Together we can take a look at what you're carrying and map out a direction that allows you to prepare for and attain your goals. 




I have known Chad for quite some time. He has been a personal friend and mentor for me. He has an unbelievable intuitive sense of what is going on with a person, and a gentle, yet firm way of communicating. He is a man of excellent morals and values. He uses his love of hiking and the outdoors as a way to connect with people and their goals. His desire is to help guide people toward their best selves. It is with complete confidence that I would recommend him as a life coach to anyone who is serious about lasting positive change in their lives. 

~Pamela Flynn, LPC, LLC, Psychotherapist

Chad is empathetic and a good listener. He meets people where they are and truly wants to help people find peace, and the lives they want to live. He's not going to tell you just what you to want to hear, and after he's given you advice and you've set goals, he's not going to let you off the hook easily either. He's going to push you, all the while using humor and the compassion he's gained through lived experience to motivate you to keep trying to reach your goals. 

~Amanda Day, Court Coordinator, Tallapoosa Mental Health Court