Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do you offer coaching primarily in packages instead of a la carte?

It is in an ongoing commitment to sessions that the real magic happens! Ongoing sessions allow for maximum rapport, consistently deep work, high-level accountability, habit change, lasting transformation, and continued celebration. Ongoing sessions also help a client to stay motivated and accountable to the work for maximum results.

There are some instances in which a one-time session may be the right fit. Check out the Rates + Packages page for more info on all of the options.

  • Why are biweekly session offerings more expensive than weekly session offerings?

Biweekly clients are offered an ongoing, consistent session time just as weekly clients are. It can be more challenging to fill open biweekly slots, so the price increase offsets any potential challenge in filling those slots.

  • Is health insurance accepted?

I do not accept health insurance. If applicable and possible, some clients have chosen to make payments through their health savings accounts for this wellness-related expense.

  • Are payment plans offered?


Yes, payment plans are offered for coaching packages. When you decide to sign on for a package, all options and guidelines will be discussed with you. (For single sessions, payment is required in advance of or at the time of service.)

A 5% discount is offered for upfront, one-time payment for coaching packages (not for single sessions).

  • Is it okay to see a coach and a therapist simultaneously?


Yes, provided you feel comfortable meeting with both a coach and a therapist, it is a great option to see both at once!

You may choose to discuss with your therapist and coach to be sure to avoid any conflict of interest.

Personally, I have worked with coaches alone, therapists alone, and both coaches and therapists together, so I've experienced it all!

I would encourage you to explore what combination of support works best for you.

  • What's the difference between coaching and therapy?

This question can be answered in various ways, but here's my take.

 

Both therapy and coaching are extremely valuable.

Whereas therapy often involves deep dives into past experiences, coaching focuses on the present moment, where you’d like to be in the future, and how you can move forward from whatever is holding you back from getting there. That being said, coaching does sometimes dive into past experiences based on the client’s comfort level, if there is something affecting the client from moving forward that needs to be healed. (For example, there are exercises to heal the inner child, feel into and release trauma blocks, etc.)

 

My role as a life coach is to help my client tap into their desires and their own inner wisdom and help guide them toward the path they want. It is not to fix what is broken, as I firmly believe that though we are all flawed, no one is broken and no one needs to be fixed.

 

So, I help guide clients through something that may be holding them back, we can talk through life transitions, we can use the time for goal setting and action planning, we can sit in meditation to help find maximum relaxation…the possibilities are endless!

 

Coaching is adaptable; it's about what each client needs from moment to moment, and it’s up to me to hold the space to make tapping into those needs possible.

  • Are coaches trained to coach?


Many, but not all, coaches choose to train to sharpen their skills.

I underwent a rigorous and informative transformational life coach training program that involved both self coaching and coaching mastery as well as practical, hands-on experience with a cohort of trainees from all around the world. This program was led by two incredible, recognized, and accomplished coaches.

I am also trained as a yoga teacher, group fitness instructor, and Reiki practitioner, and have experience as a 1:1 and group teacher and facilitator. 

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