Mary Coussons-Read. Ph.D.

Dr. Mary Coussons-Read, a highly accomplished Professor of Psychology and the founder of Restless Coaching, is here to empower and assist individuals in achieving meaningful change.

With over 30 years of experience in academia and as a certified Professional Personal and Career Coach, Dr. Mary brings a unique blend of expertise to help higher education professionals envision and realize their goals. Having served in various leadership roles and as a respected researcher in stress and health, she understands the challenges everyone faces in the academic sphere.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Mary is equally passionate about supporting individuals struggling with obesity. She has experienced the impact of weight-related challenges and made the life-changing decision to undergo bariatric surgery. Combining her journey with her professional credentials, including working towards certification as a Bariatric coach, she is committed to helping everyone explore long-term options for managing their weight and supporting them as a partner in transformation.

Dr. Mary’s coaching practice is motivated by her genuine empathy for the hardships and loneliness involved with weight loss. She believes in teamwork and offering the information and skills needed to plan for a healthier future, regardless of the chosen path. Her ambition is to be the coach and support system she wanted she had, guiding her through the difficulties of new commitments, body, metabolism, and habits.

At Restless Coaching, you are never alone. Dr. Mary is here to help you take the necessary time for self-reflection, offer guidance, and assist you in finding your way forward. Whether you’re seeking academic or bariatric surgery coaching, she will work closely with you to breathe, vent, and determine the best course of action.

Don’t hesitate to reach out for a free consultation. It’s time to regain control of your life and discover the possibilities that lie ahead. Dr. Mary is ready to support you on this transformative journey.

A Letter from Dr. Mary


Restless Coaching is a practice founded by Dr. Mary Coussons-Read, a highly accomplished Professor of Psychology with over 30 years of experience in academia. Dr. Coussons-Read offers coaching services to empower individuals to achieve meaningful change in various aspects of their lives.
Dr. Mary Coussons-Read has a background in psychology and holds a Ph.D. She has extensive experience in academia, particularly in the field of liberal arts, and has served as a Professor of Psychology at various universities, including the University of Chapel Hill.
While Dr. Coussons-Read’s academic background is in psychology, her experience in higher education, research, and understanding patient experience allows her to offer unique insights and perspectives to individuals seeking personal and professional transformation.
Absolutely! Dr. Coussons-Read’s coaching services are not limited to any specific profession or field. She can guide and support individuals in various industries, including medicine. Her broad expertise and understanding of the challenges professionals face in their careers can be particularly valuable for those in the medical community.
Although Restless Coaching operates independently of any specific location, Dr. Coussons-Read has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and communities, including Denver. Her coaching services are available to individuals locally and globally, regardless of their geographic location.
Restless Coaching is focused on empowering individuals to achieve meaningful change and desired outcomes in their personal and professional lives. Through Dr. Coussons-Read’s expertise, genuine empathy, and personalized approach, clients are supported in their journey toward positive transformations and achieving their goals.
Not at all! Restless Coaching is open to individuals from all walks of life. While Dr. Coussons-Read has experience in higher education, her coaching services extend to individuals from various professions and backgrounds. Whether you are a student, faculty member, or part of the wider community, Restless Coaching can provide guidance and support tailored to your unique needs.
To get started, contact Dr. Mary Coussons-Read at Restless Coaching to schedule a free consultation. During this initial conversation, you can discuss your goals and concerns and explore how coaching can benefit you. Dr. Coussons-Read will work closely with you to determine the best action and guide you on your transformative journey.