What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Prices will vary depending on the amount of sessions/package you would like. I currently offer (3) types of packages for couples or individuals. Choose the number of sessions: (3) three, (4) four or (6) six sessions. Note: The minimum package is (3) sessions or more. Relationship coaching is great for couples or individuals who may want premarital counseling, have been married a while, are going through divorce, find it challenging to blend families, are constantly fighting, have parenting issues, are bored with their relationship, dealing with infidelity, feel stressed, have intimacy issues, lack love/passion, have put their relationship on the back burner, need to break patterns or habits, want closure, and/or want to start dating.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When my clients come to me, I listen to their problems, ask thought provoking questions, identify their issue(s), come up with a customized plan and provide solutions by giving them assignments to complete before their next session. I have extremely high success rates among clients who are committed to the process, come to their scheduled sessions, and do their assignments on time.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I hold a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and Development from Walden University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Psychology from University of Hawaii-West Oahu (UHWO). I was also a Public Relations Officer of the Psychology club while attending UHWO. Additionally, I am a certified Life Coach from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) and a certified Peer Coach from Everest University Online (EUO). I have been a member of PSI CHI the International Honor Society in Psychology since 2007. I own and operate In Touch Coaching LLC, which was founded in 2013. In 2014, I co-authored a book called Transform Your Life! and was a guest on Dining for One Health and Wellness show. I am also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), which requires extensive training and strict coaching requirements.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Sixteen years ago, I was in an unhappy marriage and experienced communication problems, conflicts, intimacy and trust issues as well as endless arguments. The problem was that we had nothing in common. After 8 years of being together and feeling unhappy, I suggested counseling. He was not interested and was emotionally disconnected, which lead to his infidelity and me filing for divorce. I went to counseling alone to cope with my divorce and understand what went wrong. Although it seemed helpful to talk about my problems, I often walked away from my sessions feeling empty.
Three years later, I met my soul mate and we were married 11 months later. He was everything I ever wanted in a husband and we have been happily married for the last twelve years. However, I was in uncharted territory when we first got married. Specifically, I married into a blended family and a military man who left for deployments frequently. Since I was having a difficult time adjusting, we sought marriage counseling. I remember rehashing our disagreements and the counselor looking bored. She rarely said anything. So, after a few sessions, we stopped going and worked things out on our own.
In the beginning of our marriage, I was also going to school for psychology. I always knew I wanted to help make a difference in people’s lives, but when I thought about my own experience with counseling I wasn’t sure if that would be enough to help other people. I didn’t want anyone to ever walk away from my sessions feeling empty or that it was a waste of time. Shortly after I graduated with my master’s degree in psychology, a friend told me about an academic success position for an online university. I took the job and spent over 1000+ hours coaching students. Since I was able to effectively help so many students, they put me on a special projects team to work with students who were going through challenging times. I was able to help them successfully move past their obstacles in academics, careers and/or their personal lives.
I realized during that time how much I enjoyed helping people change their lives, which is why I became a certified life coach. Moreover, I created a unique service by combining my experience, background in psychology and life coaching techniques. This gives clients the best of both worlds. Initially, I focused on life, career and relationship coaching. However, most of my clients were couples who wanted and needed coaching for their relationships or marriage. That’s when I started specializing in relationship coaching. When my clients come to me, I listen to their problems, ask thought provoking questions, identify their issue(s), come up with a customized plan and provide solutions by giving them assignments to complete before their next session. I have extremely high success rates among clients, who are committed to the process, come to their scheduled sessions, and do their assignments on time.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with a variety of individuals who are in relationships and/or couples from various backgrounds and professions. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, everyone experiences issues in their relationship from time to time. However, individuals and/or couples who seek help and apply the tools they are given are often most successful in having long-lasting relationships.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
My clients constantly tell me they can start seeing and feeling a difference after one week of using my tools and completing the assignments I give them. They feel a sense of relief from the tension and fighting, feel happier with their relationship, and are excited to see changes in their partner's attitude. I hear time and again "I have my partner back. This is how they were in the beginning of our relationship." By implementing the techniques they have learned, they can effectively get their relationship back on track and even better than before. Here are what some clients have said about me:
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Your success rate and outcome will be much higher when you have a good rapport with your provider. Get as many consultations as possible to ensure that you find someone you feel comfortable discussing your relationship with.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What do you hope to achieve in your relationship? What do you want more of or less of? What are the biggest problems or challenges you want to overcome in your relationship? What is your commitment level to the process and to your relationship?