What is your session fee?
Individual sessions $125
All sessions are 50-minutes. I do reserve a few sliding scale spots for people who absolutely cannot afford the regular session fee, but are committed to their personal development.
Joint (couples) sessions $175
This fee is for the session, not per person. Both people attend the entire session together. When I work with couples, I start by seeing the couple together to identify goals and expectations. After our first session, I see each partner individually so I can get a relationship inventory and a clearer picture of where each of you is coming from.
Do you accept health insurance?
How soon can I start?
Depending on the time of year, I can set up a Discovery Session with you as early as the next day.
Do you do phone or Skype sessions or only in-person?
I work out of Long Beach, California and work with clients on Skype and over the phone, which lets me to work with people from all over the world. In addition to coaching, I also facilitate groups for couples and singles in Long Beach.
How often would I work with you?
Frequency differs from person to person. However, I do invite you to schedule weekly sessions for the first month. I find that clients who do this build more momentum and have more successful sessions.
How many sessions does it take?
It truly depends on where you are and what your goals are. I have clients that come in wanting to create small changes in their life and clients that want to totally restructure their lives. I typically see clients for 3 months to a year, but I have worked with clients with more extensive goals for longer than that. Even though our sessions will always offer insight, and new techniques and tools for empowerment, developing new habits and creating change in your life is like building a new muscle. It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time.
What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
When it comes to personal growth and healing, everyone has their own unique starting point. I like to think of growth work as a landscape, varying in difficulty and strategy. When people find themselves in a bad place, lets just say… a sinkhole, they may find themselves struggling with issues such as depression, trauma, addiction, anxiety, self-doubt, harmful core belief systems.
Action-oriented work is difficult from this point, because the first order of business must be climbing out of the sinkhole onto solid ground. To get out of the sinkhole, it’s beneficial to have a compassionate, supportive therapist to help you heal, grow, and find your way out. This stage of the journey is very inward and introspective and change is happening much more on the inside than on the outside. If you find yourself feeling trapped, hopeless, and experience some of the things I mentioned above, there is absolutely a therapist that can help you get there.
I work with clients who are out of the sinkhole and feel strong enough to start climbing the mountain. Many of my clients have done therapy, are on solid ground, and are now looking to implement what they’ve learned into real, tangible results. They may not need as much healing, insight, and deep emotional work as much as they need clarity, goal setting and actionable tasks. If you’re here, coaching will be much more useful to you than therapy because it helps you get results.
My job is to help you figure out ways to get to the top of the mountain, identify clear and actionable steps you need to take with support and encouragement and hold you accountable along the way.