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IS CHRISTINA AVAILABLE TO COACH ME?

Yes! I work with parents by phone both nationally and internationally. Coaching by phone can range from a one-time session to deal with specific issues to longer term support (3 to 6 months) Focus and scope of the work is always customized to your needs and situations.

Most sessions are scheduled between normal business hours (8 to 5 PM) for parents in the US.

I am typically meet with International clients (depending on time zone) early afternoon and evening appointments.

All sessions are scheduled in your time zone.

More about working with me.

HOW DOES COACHING WORK?

Once I received your coaching request form, I’ll contact you by email to set up a 30-minute complimentary consultation. Initial consultations are free of charge so you can find out what’s it’s like to work with me, if I’m the right coach for you and how our working together can help turn things around for you and your kids.

While the process is a little different for each person, in general, once you decide to work with me, we’ll schedule a time to meet by phone. Before your first coaching session, I’ll ask you for some additional information and to identify two or three primary issues.  This information allows me to spend more time on helping you create solutions and gain insight verses going over background details.

IF YOU LIVE IN THE US

Once we schedule a time, I’ll send you a confirmation email and details about your upcoming session.  To avoid confusion, I schedule all appointments in your time zone so please be sure to let me know where you live.

On the day, I will call you.  The clock starts ticking at your appointed time, so do your best to be available and on time for the call.

FOR INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS

Parents outside of the US, I will provide you with a number for the call. If you do not have an international calling plan, please let me know and we can work out alternate arrangements.

All payments for sessions are processed via PAYPAL and billed in USD.

DO YOU EVER WORK WITH PARENTS VIA SKYPE, FACETIME OR ZOOM?

No, while there are a lot of advantages to video conferencing, I intentionally do not use it for coaching sessions. Over the years, I have found that working virtually is often more of a hindrance than a help.  

Although technology has come a long way, virtual meetings don’t always work perfectly. My goal is to be efficient with the time we have together and not to waste it on trying to fix connection problems or glitches.  TBH, while it seems counter-intuitive, video conferencing is also distracting. It’s hard to resist the temptation of all the little background details.

Working by phone not only eliminates that problem, it also provides parents with an additional feeling of anonymity. Working by phone additionally helps parents build better listening skills and practice giving their full focus to what’s being said.

IS COACHING A FORM OF THERAPY AND DOES IT REPLACE SEEING OTHER PROFESSIONALS?

While getting help with tough problems can feel therapeutic, coaching is not a form of therapy or a substitute for seeing a mental health professional. Although I have a very diverse background my coaching services are not designed to deal with therapeutic issues or provide legal advice.

During our session, if I feel you have additional needs I cannot address I  will work with you to find resources that can help. It’s important to understand that coaching sessions are not a “cure all” but rather a means of getting back on track. Sessions are interactive and used to clarify issues while helping you build the skills you need to get it right for your kids.

IS COACHING COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Unfortunately coaching is not a professional service that is covered by insurance. If your finances are currently limited and you would like to work with me, please get in touch. I understand how financially draining divorce can be. 

Because I am passionate about helping parents who are motivated to divorce with integrity, I devote a percentage of my practice to lower fee clients.  Bottom line, I’m willing to be creative and explore options, if you are willing to do the work.