How Does Scheduling Work?
Scheduling works through a link I provide you with, and you can schedule 1 or as many sessions as you’d like ahead of time if you prefer to have a consistent slot.
It’s important to note that the best results come from consistency and thus when we are on the complimentary Meet & Greet Session we will discuss session frequency (minimum is 2 sessions per month, maximum is 24 sessions per month).
When we begin coaching, you and I will do our best to keep to the agreed frequency of meetings, with the understanding of the need for flexibility for sickness or emergencies.
With scheduling, if you should ever need to cancel or reschedule, you’ll need to alert me 24 hours prior to session to avoid a late cancellation/no-show fee of $75. Know that there are no refunds for services.
How Do I Know If I Need Coaching vs. Therapy?
Therapy is great if you are currently struggling with your mental health or in need of processing the past (i.e. past trauma, abuse, childhood issues, parents divorce, etc.). Therapy is there for you to become healthy.
Therapy is more structured, where you meet with your therapist 1-2x/week in their office or over telehealth for 45 minutes or possibly 90 minutes for couples sessions. Therapy is a mental health service, and thus if you have insurance you can often find a provider in-network that lowers your cost of therapy, though many therapists are private practice and costs are often out of pocket.
Coaching is great for those who’ve already been to therapy and done the work to address their past, and are now ready to continue to build on the foundation they’ve gained from therapy. Coaching is there to build, create, and attain your goals relating to the present and future.
Coaching is not a mental health service, but a wellness service. Coaching is there to help you achieve your goals and dreams. Coaching has a lot more possibility and flexibility in the approach, session formats, etc. Given that coaching is not a mental health service, insurance does not cover the costs of coaching, and is always out of pocket.
Process Of Becoming A Coaching Client
The process of becoming a client is filling out the coaching application and scheduling the Meet & Greet session. Without scheduling the Meet & Greet session, your application will be considered incomplete.
Once on the Meet & Greet session this is your chance to ask any questions you have about coaching, expectations, and the process. This is also a time to get more into the goals you’re looking to achieve. During the call you and I will be able to tell whether this is a good personality fit and if we “click.” It’s been proven that clients achieve more results when they have a strong relationship with their helping professional. So making sure that it’s a personality fit as well as a skill/competence fit is important, hence why the Meet & Greet is part of the application process. If during the Meet & Greet we feel it’s not a good fit, I will refer you to other resources to help you. If I notice things that indicate therapy is a better fit than coaching, I will let you know that on the call. I do not take on clients that need therapy over coaching and will refer out and guide you in what therapist may be a good fit for you.
If we do click and decide to work together, then we will go over expectations, payment, session frequency, and contract at that time and I’ll be able to answer any questions surrounding those aspects.
If by reading this page you feel coaching is what you’re looking for and you’ve enjoyed my blog, videos, and newsletters and are ready to take the next step to achieve your goals by becoming a coaching client, I truly am excited to read your application and meet you!