Frequently Asked Questions About Career & Executive Counseling
How long is a session?
Normally, sessions are 50 minutes long, although arrangements can be made for longer sessions.
How many sessions will I need?
The answer to that question depends entirely on the issue(s) you are seeking to resolve. If you’re coming in for something fairly straightforward, such as networking or interviewing coaching, or to improve your resume/LinkedIn profile/cover letter, you’ll probably need to meet with me once or twice. If you’re looking to tackle a more complex issue (e.g. if you’re dissatisfied with your current career but don’t know what alternatives would make sense, and/or if there is a significant emotional block like low self-confidence or debilitating anxiety) we’re probably looking at somewhere between four and eight sessions. After a preliminary conversation with you I’ll be able to give you a reasonable estimate.
Do You Do Interviews Coaching?
It’s one of my particular specialties. The key to a successful interview is to be laser-focused on emphasizing how you meet your prospective employer’s needs and the value you will bring to the organization
Do you require face-to-face meetings, or can you work remotely?
I prefer to meet face-to-face if at all possible, because the in-person experience allows me to get a fuller picture of you as an individual, which is important in making sure that the solution for you is as precisely tailored as possible. However I do work with clients ion other parts of the country and internationally, and I am open to remote communication if in-person isn’t feasible. FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom are all pretty good vehicles for this purpose. Please note that I have two office locations: my primary office in Dupont Circle and my home office about 10 minutes south of the Beltway in Alexandria.
How much do you charge?
My rate per 50 minute session ranges from $150 to $350. The rate varies according to the complexity of the issue(s) we will be working on, and your ability to pay.
Do you offer packages?
If, after our initial meeting we determine that multiple sessions make sense, I will be happy to discuss a package with a reduced per-session fee.
Do you take insurance?
If you are eligible for insurance reimbursement (i.e. if our work together involves a significant emotional or psychological component, and if you have out-of-network mental health benefits), I will be happy to provide you with the documentation necessary for reimbursement. Unfortunately I will not be able to determine whether you have coverage as there are hundreds of types of plans offered by insurance carriers; you will need to contact your carrier or HR department to determine whether your plan provides coverage for my services.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Check, Venmo, PayPal, or cash.
What age clients do you primarily work with?
I work with clients at every stage of their career, from about-to-graduate college students to seniors looking to open a new work chapter in their lives.
What can I expect from the first session?
The primary tasks in our first session will be: