FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS
WHY IS YOUR FIRST SESSION FREE?
The purpose of the free first session is to do three things:
1) To flesh out what the parameters of the issue are;
2) To clearly articulate what success would look like;
3) To see if our professional chemistry is what we are both looking for.
This kind of work requires a level of honesty, openness, and comfort that is non-negotiable. Proceeding without those in place can dramatically stunt results, and neither of us want that.
The first session is our chance to make sure that all our gears mesh and that there is a mutual understanding of what is expected of both parties.
Once we know that all is well, we can handle expenses for future sessions on a strong footing and with good vibes all around.
CAN I SIGN SOMEBODY ELSE UP FOR A CONSULT?
While you are perfectly free to reach out to me and ask questions on behalf of someone else, I do need to communicate directly with whoever it is that I'll be working with prior to our first session.
This site (and the contact process) is designed to prime my clients with the proper expectations and mindset to start our work together fully informed.
Before the first session, I will request that any new client go through the contact process in order to set us up for maximal fluency of communication.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
I do not work with any insurance companies (yet), but there are a variety of bespoke packages that can be created so that any income level can still receive great benefit from working with me and The Internal Library. Options for this will be discussed in the free first session.
HOW LONG DOES A SESSION TYPICALLY LAST?
Sessions are 90 minutes in length, although this can be amended depending on the uniqueness of the situation.
I ALREADY HAVE A REGULAR THERAPIST/COUNSELOR. WILL WORKING WITH THE INTERNAL LIBRARY CONFLICT WITH THAT?
Most likely the work you are doing with your therapist/counselor and the work you will do with The Internal Library should have no conflict at all. In fact, the two can often accentuate each other. Clients may gain a compounding effect of two great results.
However, there have been a very limited number of cases where the philosophy of another therapist does conflict directly with my approach, and this can undermine the benefits from both. If this seems to be the case, we can decide if it is right for us to work together in a different way or if it would be wiser to part ways. This can be unpacked in the free first session.
DO YOU RECORD YOUR SESSIONS? CAN I HAVE A RECORDING OF THE SESSION?
All sessions are recorded and logged. These recordings will not be used for any kind of commercial or public purpose (unless consent is given in writing), but merely for the sake of professional liability. This is an industry standard.
As far as recordings go, if there are elements of the session that are of particular interest to you that you would like to revisit, I will happily compile notes and/or personalized recordings with superior editing quality that you are welcome to have and reference at will.
DO YOU WORK WITH COUPLES?
It's not a modality I have studied formally, but I have done some work with couples in the past and have seen promising results. Depending on the situation, it may be appropriate for us to work in a couple's-counseling context, or I can happily refer you on to another qualified couple's counselor that I know and respect.