What types of clients do you work with?
I work with adults. While I work with a wide variety of people, my clients tend to be professionals, creatives and other healers. I see a lot of women, but I do work with men as well. Often my clients have overcome difficult backgrounds and have made a good life for themselves. And yet, they still may be dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, or just a general discontent with life. They may have had therapy in the past and may even understand quite a bit about themselves, but be having a hard time getting to what’s presently keeping them stuck.
The couples I work with most often are committed to one another but are feeling disconnected or having a hard time being the person they want to be in their relationship.
I work to be culturally competent in my work with clients and am LGBTQ-friendly.
What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?
All therapy involves some coaching. Coaching is more focused on what you want to achieve and planning the steps you’ll take to get there. Therapy helps to get to those sometimes stubborn places within you that keep you from actually taking those steps. Sometimes this involves acknowledging past stories that contribute to the current blocks. The goal of therapy is to release the hold that those stories have on you so that you experience more choice in your life. I like to combine the two, because it’s a powerful combination. And I don’t want our work together to be limited in its scope.
If you wish to work with me from a distance, outside of Washington State, our work together will be limited to coaching. If you require the deeper work of counseling, I recommend you find a licensed counselor in your area, with whom you can meet in person.
How frequently will we meet and how long will we work together?
I provide incisive guidance and “block-clearing” as well as long-term, sustained support. I work with clients weekly or every other week to show them how to overcome stuck-ness (I swear that’s a word in the personal growth world!) and move forward. Sometimes only three to five sessions does the trick. In other cases, this phase lasts over a period of months. Once clients have a good momentum going and feel more confident in their resources and direction, we meet monthly, or as needed as a “tune-up” or to stay on track.
Do you accept insurance?
For all insurances, I am considered an “out-of-network” provider. Call your provider to find out if you have out-of-network coverage and how much is covered. In this case, you will pay me for my services and I will provide you an insurance-ready statement for you to request reimbursement. Keep in mind that not all insurance companies believe that counseling is necessary or reimbursable if you aren’t in crisis or don’t have a serious mental illness.
How do we get started?
I offer a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation. This is an opportunity for you to tell me what is bringing you in for coaching or therapy, for us to get a sense of each other, and for you to ask me any questions you may have. If what you’ve seen so far sounds compelling to you, please call or email to set up a time to talk or click the button below. I look forward to connecting with you!
Please note: as of January 2018, I am not currently starting treatment with new clients. Feel free to schedule a consult if you’d like to be on the wait list. The wait looks to be about 3 months at this time. Thank you!