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 Interview 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?
For the foreseeable future I am only conducting sessions virtually (FaceTime, WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype, or phone). I have found virtual sessions to be just as effective as in-person, in addition to being more convenient for both my clients and me. I can schedule sessions just about any time between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays, and even on weekends if necessary.
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: