Frequently Asked Questions

What is Neuro-Integrative Trauma Recovery?

Neuro-Integrative Trauma Recovery is a multifaceted, holistic approach to trauma that allows you to heal your relationship to the experiences you've survived. It is my own unique creation, borne out of decades of study, training, and experience. To learn more, click here


Is this psychotherapy?

No. Although I have training and experience as a psychotherapist, coaching is a separate and distinct discipline. As a coach, I do not diagnose or treat mental health conditions. Within our sessions I provide you with my deep presence & witnessing, as well as powerful tools & practices that, both in and out of sessions, will help you transform your relationship to your past trauma. While the field of psychotherapy depends on diagnosis of disorders in order to guide intervention & treatment, Coaching provides a framework for you to reconnect with your innate wholeness. I view you as perfect, whole, and complete just as you are. No, really. We don't work with diagnoses; we work to re-presence you to your own wisdom, resilience, & strength. 


If you are committing to a coaching relationship you are acknowledging that any mental health symptoms you are experiencing are within a range that is manageable to you and not in need of clinical support. 


Instead, through coaching you are seeking to enhance your life and let go of old patterns that are limiting further growth and development. 


If at any point I feel you would be better served by psychotherapy, I will refer you to a provider to give the support that you are needing for your mental health symptoms. 


Is coaching covered by insurance?

No. Unfortunately, health insurance companies do not regard coaching as an eligible service at this time. The money you invest in your growth and well-being is, in my opinion, one of the best investments you can make, and I find it helpful to think of it as such. 


How do I know if I'm a good fit for coaching?

Since this work is done virtually at a distance, people do best with this work when they also have an adequate support system in their life (family, friends, pets, and/or a supportive community of some kind) and are willing to use healthy coping tools when necessary.

This type of coaching is not appropriate for anyone who is actively suicidal, self-harming, or who cannot come to session clean and sober. You can still get help, and, you need (and deserve) a higher level of care such as in-person psychotherapy.

I always meet with prospective clients for a complimentary 15-30 minute chemistry session. Here is where we talk about what you're looking for and how I work, and make sure this is a good fit. If either of us feels that it's not quite right, we'll discuss what you can look into that will work better for you. 


How long does coaching typically last?

Coaching can run the gambit, and ultimately it's up to you to decide what you want this relationship to provide. Some work with me for a few months, get the tools under their belt, and then feel ready to continue on their own. Other clients work for several months intensively, then check in with me from time to time for tune-up sessions. Still others work with me for a year or more, continuing to peel back the layers of the onion, so to speak.


As someone committed to my own growth and development, I'm aware that the work is never "done" -- it continues to take different forms over the years, whether you stay with the same practitioner or have many teachers, or do solitary work. We'll always stay in conversation about how our work is serving you best, and continue or discontinue as it feels appropriate and right to do so. Ultimately, you are always in the driver's seat.