What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Counselors are required to complete CEU's in our field as well as legal and ethical issues every two years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Counseling is $120 per 45-50 minute insight oriented behavioral health session. I do have a sliding scale for those without insurance benefits.
Coaching is a different category. Because of its intensive nature and homework involved, the fee structure is different. For a single person in F2F meetings, I charge $175 per 60 minutes, but sessions can be done on the quarter, half, 3/4 or full hour and priced proportionally.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
We offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation. Use it, and the first three visits to determine whether we're a "good match". If you don't feel convinced in three visits, you should initiate a discussion, ask questions, or terminate services.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
We live in an age where the stigma of asking for professional help is pretty much gone. It's now a privilege to be able to have someone helping you, listening to your deepest needs, and showing you how to create a more satisfying life. Busy people, top notch professionals, and small business owners realize how incredibly helpful it is to have another set of eyes looking at what they are doing and thinking, but without criticizing or being without compassion.
Clients now have medical benefits that may cover some of my services. You're already paying for them. Use them!