Where is your office located?
My office is virtual. As long as we have a good internet connection, we can meet using Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Skype.
Send me an email to find out more.
What are your hours?
Sessions are made only by appointment… but on a fairly flexible schedule. Email me to discuss scheduling options.
What is a typical session length?
The first session is 90 minutes. Subsequent sessions are 60 minutes in length.
Specialty services may be shorter or longer depending on your needs.
How do I set up an appointment?
Email me to schedule your first session. The contact form on this site also works to get in touch quickly.
What is your cancellation policy?
I require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to cancel a session. If cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice, I charge the full session fee.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle. If you do not use digital payment technology, we can discuss other payment arrangements. I do not accept credit or debit cards at this time.
Do you take insurance?
My services are not covered by insurance.
With whom do you work?
The focus of my practice is with women ages 25 and older.
My life’s experience gives me a passion for women’s issues and concerns, especially when it comes to opening your eyes and heart to all the possibilities for transformation.
What is a typical session like?
There’s no one formula for a typical session. We work together to draw out the roadmap for your success. Based on your roadmap, we conduct sessions accordingly.
We always communicate openly and honestly, and you might opt for hypnotherapy or energy treatment in addition to establishing or following up on action plans. We will likely debrief your accomplishments since the previous session and plan next steps. I strive to help you feel comfortable and productive.
Do your clients receive assignments to work on between sessions?
Yes. It’s important to work on the plan and follow the roadmap between each session so that you can build momentum and feel encouraged to keep going.
I don’t have a single approach to assignments, though. Together we determine your best learning style and preferences, so you can approach your goals optimistically and productively. It won’t work for either of us if I ask you to do things that you don’t enjoy or feel competent doing.
What modalities do you use in your work?
I use holistic life coaching techniques that address body, mind, and spirit… because you are a whole person, not just pieces and parts.
I’m trained in a few different coaching methods, so I draw on what I think will work well with your communication style. I use a complicated-sounding method called “neurolinguistic programming,” which is simply a rapport-building technique. It’s meant to help us click and work together on the same wavelength, so to speak.
I’m also a clinical hypnotherapist and use several techniques with my clients, depending on what you want to accomplish with coaching. I often combine hypnosis with energy treatments like Reiki or sound therapy (tuning forks or drumming) – again, depending on your needs and goals.
I have credentials in aromatherapy, herbs, and basic nutrition as well. We have a lot of options for working together.
What is your professional training and experience?
I’ve got all kinds of alphabet soup to spell out my training and experience. My college education includes a BA in Organizational Communications and English and an MS in Marketing and Communications. I draw on that background in every aspect of life.
My life coach training includes certifications from:
- MentorCoach, a training program certified by the International Coach Federation, which focuses on positive psychology concepts pioneered by Dr. Martin Seligman.
- Transformational Coaching, which helps people awaken to the possibilities and discover the potential in their lives.
- Ohio Academy of Holistic Health, an accredited school for holistic therapies, where I received my Holistic Life Coach certification.
I hold additional training certifications in:
- Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy (600+ contact hours and 10+ years of experience)
- Neurolinguistic Programming, more commonly known as NLP
- Herbal practices
- Basic holistic nutrition
- Reiki Master
- SomaEnergetics sound energy re-vitalization technique, which uses specially calibrated tuning forks
If it sounds like there’s a lot of therapeutic avenues, it’s because there are!
When I work with you, we determine what we think will work best for your journey. We’ll pick and choose the best combination of methods for YOU. I never use a cookie-cutter approach for working with my clients.
I’ve been a practicing holistic life coach since 2006, so my experience is varied and deep. My current focus and ongoing intention are to work primarily with women to help them find their passion and balance their lives among their many loves and responsibilities.
What if I’m uncomfortable with the idea of hypnotherapy?
Lots of people feel that way because they have misinformation. My job is to educate you about hypnotherapy, so you can make an informed choice about using it as part of your action plan.
Most people realize its benefits and actually look forward to the experience. Many also get hooked on its relaxing and enlightening effects!
If you decide it’s not for you, no problem. We have plenty of other options for your plan.
What does a client need to know to make the most out of working with you?
The most important thing you need to know is whether you are ready and willing to commit to yourself and do the work it takes to transform your world. I won’t pretend that it’s easy, but it can be exciting and life-changing along with a bit of scary at times – scary good, that is.
You will be setting goals that have intentions and actions associated with them. I will hold you accountable for the things you tell me you’ll do.
I will challenge you, and sometimes you might not like me; but, ultimately, you’ll understand it’s for your own good. Open communication between us is vital to your success.
Can you work with me remotely?
Absolutely. My practice is virtual. We have all sorts of cool technology at our fingertips. I find the best way to meet virtually is to use a video chat like Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts, and those are just the ones I already know about!
It’s important to be specific in our communication when working together remotely.
What if I don’t do the assigned homework?
I suppose I could assign detention! Or I might have you scrub the whiteboard. Better yet, I’ll have you write 100 times, “I will always be true to myself.”
You get out of this adventure what you’re willing to put into it. If something isn’t resonating with you, we will regroup and adjust accordingly. This process has its ups and downs for sure, but it’s my job to know when you need to correct your course for calmer waters. We make those decisions together, though.
Life happens, too, and sometimes your priorities need to be reassessed. Work-life balance is one of my specialties, so we will find a way for you to keep traveling your path.
I can’t be hypnotized. What do you do in that case?
People who think they can’t be hypnotized don’t understand what it is. Everyone’s brain patterns vary by nature, and knowing that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis should tell you something.
Some people are more resistant than others, so the therapist must ascertain what type of induction will be most effective.
However, you are not required to use hypnotherapy as part of your action plan, especially if it makes you uncomfortable to do so. We can find other ways to work together. We have plenty of options.
What if I fall asleep during hypnosis?
If you do, it would be the first time it happened in session with one of my clients. I would have to resist the temptation to record you snoring, but more likely, you aren’t asleep.
People who think they were asleep have probably gone into the deeper theta brain wave pattern. It delights me when a client can allow herself to go that deeply, because that’s when some of the biggest breakthroughs occur.
Your unconscious mind is always listening and knows when it’s time to emerge from the session based on the words I say to you. Not to worry!
What happens after a hypnotherapy session? Will I cluck like a chicken when I hear a bell ring?
Great question! It can take a while for your unconscious mind to process everything that happened under hypnosis. You might emerge from the session with some immediate insights, and you might need to allow some hours or days to pass before those insights occur.
I always ask my clients to pay attention to new ideas or a-ha moments, because those are the times when you get the best information and answers.
As far as clucking is concerned, it won’t be MY suggestion. If you want to cluck, I suggest attending a stage hypnosis show to see what happens.