Do you take insurance?
Insurance companies have yet to include coaches as part of their coverage. As an alternative, I offer a sliding scale payment option.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes, I take all credit cards except American Express, but I prefer checks or cash.
Is everything said during a session confidential?
Everything said during a session is confidential. However, if a client might show signs of suicide, I would be obliged to inform a loved one and/or your local mental health outreach/support center.
Do you have an age requirement?
I work with any persons age 7 and up.
Can I bring a significant partner to my session?
Bringing a significant partner to a client’s session depends upon the issue the client is addressing.
Do you specialize in a particular area?
I work with all kinds of people, on all sorts of issues including smoking cessation, weight loss, overcoming negative thoughts, emotions, beliefs or perceptions concerning themselves and/or family, friends and workplace. Some people are looking for support, guidance and tools to make a significant lifeor lifestyle change. Others are going through or already gone through a recent life changing event such as cancer and other illness, divorce, job loss, trauma, and more.
What do you charge for a session?
Coaching, hypnosis, and biofeedback sessions are charged at $125.00/hour.
Reiki is charged at $75.00/hour.
I offer a Smoking Cessation Package for $450.00 (3 sessions with the initial session being 2 hrs.)
This package is paid at the time of the first session.
Please don’t hesitate to ask me about my sliding scale payment options.
Do you have gift certificates?
Yes! Gift certificates are a great way to help a loved one in need. See my gift certificate order form here.
What is your education in this field?
I am certified by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, the National Guild of Hypnotists, received
a Certificate of Completion Training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.and I’ve taken over 1,000 hrs. of course study in all relevant therapy techniques and practices you will find throughout my website.
Is your office accessible?
I am on the second floor of an older building that does not have an elevator, but I do travel to a person’s home for no additional charge if it is within an 8-mile radius.
Do you use all of your services in the first session? How do you know what services to user when you first meet a client?
I offer a free consultation to determine what kinds of change the person is interested in making, and what services will be the most beneficial and advantageous. The client and I will discuss my suggestions and make decisions from that point. I frequently start with a self-care assessment. It is my belief that change comes easier when there is a foundation of self-care involved. I often work with hypnosis. Results come easier and tend to be long-lasting.
Tell me more about hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a normal state that most of us experience every day. For example, have you ever driven down the highway and forgotten to get off your exit because you were absorbed in your thoughts? If so, you experienced “highway hypnosis.” People often say, “All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.”
It is a state of focused attention where the unconscious mind has heightened responsiveness to suggestions. These suggestions come from the clients’ own words as they describe how they want to change, how they want to be, how they want to feel, or how they want to look.
While hypnotized, you find yourself in a state that may be compared to awakening in the morning; you’re relaxed and find yourself somewhere between not quite conscious yet not totally unconscious.
Learning self-hypnosis to use outside of my office helps reinforce the work we do together.