Relationships come in all forms. We have family relationships, professional relationships, intimate relationships, and casual relationships. The problem is that many of us never really learn how to be in a relationship. Nearly 50% of the U.S. population is raised in dysfunctional households. That is one in two of us – stacking the odds pretty high against healthy interpersonal communication.
The relationships in our lives are so important and yet they can be so hard. Relationship coaching helps us learn listening and communication skills that open the doors to friendship and intimacy. These are skills that can be applied in the office, the family room, and the bedroom.
Relationship coaching teaches how to mentally reframe expectations, assumptions, and projections. We will partner in our own unique relationship – a relationship in which it is safe to model new behaviors and relational techniques. As your coach, I work to reflect back your relational style to help you learn to recognize and manage your own feelings and increase empathy for others. We will set goals together to get you closer to a balanced life. Through balancing mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs we can find a better pattern for forming and sustaining social, family, and love needs.
I engage with coaching clients from all over the world via telephone and HIPPA-compliant televideo services. Research has shown that this online, telephone format for coaching is just as effective as face-to-face coaching and, in some cases, coaching clients may feel more secure and confident working over the phone.
Sessions run between 1-1.5 hours on average at $105 per hour. Half-hour spot coaching is available for established clients. There is no one right and true way to have a relationship. There is no one right and true way to engage with your partner. There is no one right and true way to coach. All sessions will be specifically tailored to your individual needs and concerns.
Coaching is a largely unregulated field. There is no standard of training or official licensing board for coaches. Coaches are not therapists or licensed medical providers. For these reasons, it is very important that you use caution in selecting a coach. Even when you find a properly trained, experienced, and well-referred coach, they still might not be the correct match for you and your concerns.
Not all coaches are created equal. I prefer online coaching because I can reach more people while still being a truly effective coach. It also allows me to travel for workshops and remain available to my client-base rather than taking long periods away.
I have spent hundreds of hours training at a graduate level in guided imagery, biofeedback, hypnosis, nutrition, exercise, and wellness coaching in order to earn my Master of Science degree in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University and completed the Professional and Advanced Training Programs offered by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. My PhD is in Humanistic-Existential Psychology, also earned at Saybrook University. I was trained at Sex Coach U and certified as a Professional Sex Coach by the World Association of Sex Coaches. None of this, however, is to say that I am the best and only Relationship and Intimacy coach for you. That is why I invite you to take advantage of a FREE 15-minute consultation where we can discuss your goals and determine if we are a good fit. If not, I will do my best to refer you to someone who might be better suited.