COUPLES COACHING QUESTIONS

How long are coaching sessions?

Typically we meet every other week for 90-minutes as a couple with brief (30-45 min) calls for individual clients on the off weeks as needed.

Office hours calls are 25 minutes. 

Masterclass calls are generally 45-90 minutes,

Can we space out retreat sessions?

There are lots of reasons clients choose to space out sessions.  For some, financial, energetic, or time availability create limitations. For others pacing the work is strategic. I've found scheduling sessions once a week, or every-other week supports best results for the majority of my clients. 

How long does coaching last?

I ask all coaching clients to commit 90-days to this work.  Most continued couples coaching clients work with me 4-6 months.  Most clients choose to stay on for monthly relationship maintenance meetings to help keep their relationships healthy.  Many of my clients have met with me on and off for years.

I'm proud that over 50% of my relationship coaching clients return years after working together to start up again when new issues arise.  They enjoyed our work together, found it helpful, and want to work with someone who knows their back story.  We can use the work we've done on retreat to continue growth in alignment with your values and goals.

Where is your office/Where will we meet?

All my initial free consultations happen on the phone.  

Coaching sessions are in-person in my office at 1920 N Killingsworth, Portland OR or online using VSee.

Masterclass Sessions happen using my conference line (register for the next one to get a link).

When I work with businesses, I most often meet in your workspace, and complete pre/post-retreat sessions via phone or VSee.

Are there any kinds of couples you won't work with?

I love love in all it's creative forms.  I've worked with all sorts of non-traditional couples and am confident I can support you.  If you have more specific questions please schedule a consultation I'm happy to talk them through with you.

That said, I will not work with couples who are actively violent or struggling with substance abuse/addiction.  I'd rather refer you to treatment with another provider for those issues first and then help you reflect and renew your connection.

How does confidentiality work?

Everything you say to me in session is kept confidential on my end forever.  There are only a few exceptions to this:

  • If you are abusing someone in your care, or your partner, or yourself I'll likely have to report your abuses
  • If you are planning to kill yourself or another person I will report your plans
  • If you contact me using the internet, social media, email, or a smart phone I have no control over the confidentiality of the information you share (but google, facebook, etc will) 
  • I am currently receiving supervision for both a Sex Counselor and a Master Coach credential and will talk with my supervisor about my client work- but I will remove identifying information in these conversations.