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FAQ > Frequently Asked Questions | Being True 2 You

What are your credentials?  

I’ve been a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist since 2002, a Certified Life Coach since 2009,  Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) since 2007, Certified in  NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programing) since 2018. 

What symptoms do you treat and get the best results? 

Many people come to see me for many different kinds of issues involving anxiety, depression,  relationships issues, phobias, to clear past traumas and irrational negative beliefs, overwhelm,  work dissatisfaction, stress management, family issues, lack of motivation, life transitions and  much more. 

What’s the difference between therapy and life coaching? 

Life coaching evolved out of psychotherapy and was addressed as clients were wrapping up  their work in therapy which dealt with imagining their future and how they wanted to move  forwards in their life. That said, therapy focuses generally on issue of the past that need to be  dealt with and processed so that it doesn’t interfere with your current life and to learn coping  skills about how to better deal with life’s challenges. Life coaching is more focused on figuring  out what you’d like to bring into your life and how to make those things happen. I use a very  structured approach that helps clients figure out ideally where they want to be heading in their  life where they feel empowered and motivated. 

 

How many sessions do I need to benefit from therapy? 

I’d say generally speaking at least 12 sessions. However, it depends on what your situation is  and what you feel like you want to work on. Together when a clients starts therapy with me we  identify 1-3 goals we are working on. As our sessions go on we check in to see if they have  been reached and if there are any other issues they want to work on. If not, we end and often if  something else comes of for them they contact me for some more sessions and so on. 

How many sessions do I need to benefit from life coaching? 

The way I do life coaching is a much more structured approach and I’d say 15 sessions would  take you through the full process. You will leave life coaching with a system of how to manage  your life ongoing. You will have the material that can support you for years to come if and when  you get stuck, need extra support and remind you of where you’ve come. 

How long are sessions and how frequent do I need to come? 

A regular session is 50 minutes long. I do one and a half and double sessions which are  prorated usually when doing EMDR or family or couples work. This is both for therapy and life  coaching clients. Generally, I recommend coming weekly at the beginning to get some good  momentum going with our work together. Then, tampering down to every other week or even  eventually to once a month if warranted. It depends on the client and situation. 

What is EMDR? 

EMDR is a technique of therapy used to clear trauma. Just being a human being we’ve all been  traumatized at one time of another. There are big traumas and small traumas and they both can  create the same kind of impact, irrational negative beliefs that are interfering in your life. EMDR  

clears them so you can live your life the way you used to or in a more adaptive way. To learn  more read here. 

How fast does EMDR work? 

Well, it depends on if you’ve had a single incident trauma, like, a car accident, or if you’ve had  more complex traumas, like, coming from an abusive family. The single incident traumas clear  much faster. More EMDR needs to be done if the trauma has taken place over a period of time  generally speaking. A minimum of 5 sessions I would say. 

Can we do EMDR if I am a life coaching client? 

Yes, one of the unique things I bring as a Life Coach is being able to provide EMDR to my  clients. That is because I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist which allowed me to be  trained in this technique. I use it with my life coaching clients to clear the irrational negative  beliefs that my interfere with them reaching their desired outcomes. 

Do you take insurance? 

I am an out-of-network provider where my bookkeeper will send you a Super Bill once a month  with the code you need to submit your insurance claims to try to get reimbursed if you have a  PPO plan. Otherwise, you can ask your provider if they will allow you to work with me and do a  special contract to pay my fees. 

 

What are your rates?  

My fee is $200 per 50 minute session. 

 

Do you offer a sliding scale? 

I have a limited number of sessions for sliding scale and currently they are taken.

 

Are you taking new clients? 

It fluctuates. Currently, I do have a few slots available. I can put you on a waitlist if I’m filled up.

 

What is the first step to get started? 

I recommend setting up a free consultation with me so I can hear more about what you are  looking for and let you know if I may be able to help you. If not, I can try to find someone that  can. 

Are you seeing clients virtually or in person? 

I am only seeing clients virtually at this time.

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When you’re ready to take the next step, I would love to talk with you about how to free you from your anxiety and living more in alignment with your true Self.

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