FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why hire a somatic mindfulness counselor?

 

I'm here to help people navigate through rough waters and to teach mindfulness skills on how to stay grounded through life's challenges.

 

I mostly work with individuals who are going through transitional times, need psychedelic integration counseling, are changing careers, navigating relationships, grieving the death of a loved one, or figuring out what's next in their life. These are all big life changes. I bring extra guidance and support, along with tools to use whenever they need them.

 

I share easy mindfulness exercises designed to discreetly incorporate into the day. As a result, people can gain control from the inside out and move through the hard parts of life with grace, while gaining the confidence to pursue their dreams. I believe that when we have greater awareness about our subconscious patterns, beliefs and the way our nervous system operates it empowers us to make choices that are best for us on our healing journey.

I utilize techniques and processes from Hakomi, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Self-Compassion and Mindfulness Techniques. 

What does it cost? 

In order to make these sessions accessible for everyone, sessions start at $50-$90.  

I offer sessions to teens 13-17 @ $60 per hour. 

What's the time commitment?

Initially weekly to bi-weekly or weekly hour-long sessions in person or via Zoom video calls. Some people need 3 months, some need 6 months or more. My goal is to create the conditions to empower you to arrive at a place where you don't need regular sessions. 

 

I custom tailor the exercises to each client, because we're all so very different. What will work for one person, may not work for another. With my mix of practical, science-based knowledge and my creative arts background, I am able to fine tune the best approach for each client. So, will there be homework? Yes. But it won't take up a lot of time to do. 

What is your counseling philosophy?

We draw on the many strengths and resources that you already have inside of you. By utilizing the qualities and characteristics of: courage, resilience, curiosity, compassion, creativity, clarity and connectedness we are better able to integrate perceived challenging aspects of ourselves or our life into a greater sense of integrated wholeness. 

My philosophy on healing is one that brings us closer to the felt sense of integrated wholeness by befriending all parts of ourselves. Through this process I have seen many clients cultivate greater self compassion and acceptance of themselves and others. 

 

I'm here to help people navigate through rough waters and to teach mindfulness skills on how to stay grounded through life's challenges. 

Where are you located?

Sessions are held in an office in my home, in Astoria, Oregon. Or via zoom worldwide.

Why do you offer a free Complimentary 20-Minute Call?

I offer a free  20-minute call to give you a chance to get to know me and vice versa. Hiring a life coach is a personal investment into yourself and this is to see if we're a good fit. I'll ask a few questions to get a sense of what your goals are and situation. The questions I ask tend to help clarify what you're seeking. By the end of the 20 minutes, if it's a good fit, we can book your first session. If it isn't, then I can recommend other local coaches and therapists. 

 

 

Ready to take that first step? Reach out, I'd love to hear from you.