Couples Coaching

Couples Coaching is an exclusive service I offer only to people who have gone through a Private Intensive Workshop or Small Group Couples Workshop with me. 

Current Coaching clients: schedule your next Coaching session here.

You wanted things to be different in your relationship and you attended a Workshop to make that change. You did it! You experienced communication with your partner in a deeper and more genuine manner and left with tools and the workbook in hand. It all made sense, right?

If you are like many people, you left with the best of intentions to apply it and make things different in your relationship.

Maybe you have been practicing and feel competent.  It’s normal that you may hit a bump at times and want some additional support in addressing something successfully.

Or, maybe life got in the way.  Between obstacles such as schedules, apprehension, or your negative cycle tripping you up; you have not been using your skills enough and you are no longer so confident.

It’s like going to the gym and learning a new machine.  You start motivated, it feels good.  But if you don’t practice it, you don’t develop the ‘muscle memory’ to know how to use it when you need it.

creating muscle memory

My 30-minute Couples Coaching sessions focus on reinforcing the skills you learned and addressing areas you are stuck.   Coaching sessions give you:

  • supervised practice at recognizing when you get into your cycle
  • greater comfort at going ‘deeper’ emotionally
  • increased confidence that you are able to do this

This is not therapy

Coaching sessions are short (30-minutes), topic-focused, and cost-effective.  I give you homework to do before our session (rather than afterwards) to prepare you and improve your learning during our session.

Because it’s skill-focused, it will not contradict work you may be doing currently with a couples therapist. Of course, there may be some issues that require couples therapy due to their complexity. If so, I will identify those and make appropriate recommendations.  

video sessions online

Sessions  are conducted through a secure video connection online, rather than at my office.  This makes scheduling easier and you have the option of recording the session for later viewing. 

I understand that meeting online is new for many people and I want you to feel comfortable.  To address this, we will set up a brief ‘practice’ prior to our first Coaching session or add on some extra time to the session.

How Does Couples Coaching Work?

Prior to our meeting, I connect you to my secure client portal where you complete a questionnaire about your relationship and schedule our first session.  We clarify the issue you want to address and I give you ‘homework’ (such as trying a Conversation or engaging in some self-reflection).  As much as you may ‘groan’ about the idea of homework, I do this to assess where you are struggling, push your skills and use our time more efficiently once we meet.

During our coaching session, I will have your relationship information with me to refer to.  You do the communicating; I coach you through it so you are successful.  It will be similar to what you experienced with me before.

As an added bonus, we will be able to record the session if you want, so that you can review it later.

Scheduling

I have an online calendar available only to you, through your client portal. There will be various openings through the weeks for you to sign up, based on our shared availability.

Are you ready to work on that muscle memory?

 

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faqs

How long are Couples Coaching sessions?

30 minutes.  If we need to extend the time and we all have availability, we can extend it in 15-minute increments and you will be charged accordingly.

How much does a Couples Coaching session cost?

A 30-minute session cost $60 at this time.

If we are meeting online, how do we pay you?

When we meet the first time, I will send a payment link to your cell phone.  You will use this link to submit your credit card information to a secure third-party.  You will not need to resubmit your information for subsequent sessions.

Do these sessions have to be online?


Yes.  These are short sessions and it pushes us to be efficient with our time.

Can my partner and I be in separate locations and still do video?

Yes.  Although it is not ideal, as I like you to be able to physically touch one another, it is possible for you to be physically separate during a Coaching session.

Can I have Couples Coaching without a Workshop?

No.  I am sorry but these sessions are designed to reinforce skills couples have already learned.

I attended a workshop with a different therapist. Can I do this?

Possibly.  We would need to meet and I would assess your understanding about your relationship’s negative pattern, raw spots, etc.  If you have a sufficient foundation, then yes.  Otherwise, I would recommend you attend one of my Workshops (Private Intensive or Small Group) to get that foundation.

You have the skills, let’s get you using them!

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