FAQ: Your investment

When you decide to commit to coaching, you’re making a potentially life-changing investment in your own healing and growth. Realizing the benefits of this powerful mode of self-care takes time, money, and commitment — here’s how much of each.

FAQ: Your investment


To begin: one hour a week, for three months

Unlike therapy, which can continue indefinitely, most people begin coaching with me in an Inner Intensive: a sustained period of internal exploration, supported by weekly coaching sessions, for exactly three months. During that time, it’s my goal to support you in learning all the skills you need to coach yourself from then on.

  • When we begin, you’ll schedule all 12 of your weekly sessions right away. Having those dates on the calendar from the get-go helps us both be present when we’re in our sessions, without worrying about scheduling.
  • If you’ve accomplished what you want to before all 12 sessions are up, we’ll just cancel the sessions you haven’t paid for yet.
  • Most of my clients accomplish so much in those 12 weeks that they don’t need my company any longer. But just in case, you’ll have lots of options for ongoing support.

$100 – $200 per hour-long session

When you book your coaching sessions, you’ll get to choose one of three sliding-scale rates to pay for coaching — no questions asked. Most clients pay for four-week blocks of sessions in advance, rather than one by one. But the per-session rate which works out to $200, $150, or $100 for a one-hour session.

🛝 Sliding scale

I charge for coaching on this sliding scale:

  • “Pay-it-forward” rate: $800 per month. If you can comfortably meet your basic needs and afford some luxuries, I encourage you to choose the give-back rate of $2,400 for 12 sessions, which works out to $200 a session. You’ll get to choose your rate when you schedule your sessions.
  • Standard rate: $600 per month. If you can reliably pay for your basic needs but sometimes stress about it, I suggest the standard rate of $1,800 for 12 sessions, which works out to $150 a session.
  • Reduced rate: $400 per month. If you sometimes don’t have enough money to meet your basic needs, you’re welcome to pay the reduced rate of $1,200 for 12 sessions, which works out to $100 a session.
Don’t let the price of coaching stop you!
If you can’t afford my reduced rate but still want to explore your inner world, you’ve got options:

📚 Explore on your own. You can use the Internal Family Systems on your own, for free or cheap, right now. Here are some resources to get you started.

🫶 Ask about financial support. If you need professional support, and my reduced rate would cause you economic hardship, please get in touch — financial support may be available.

💸 How and when you’ll pay

No matter which rate you choose, you’ll pay for coaching in advance, before you schedule.

  • New clients pay for an Inner Intensive in four-session blocks, four weeks at a time. You’ll pay for your first four sessions when you schedule. Four weeks later, you’ll pay for the next four sessions; four weeks after that, you’ll pay for your final four sessions.
  • If we decide our work together is done before all 12 sessions are over, I won’t bill you for any sessions you haven’t already paid for.

🔁 Another option: barter!

Money is the simplest medium of exchange, but I’m also very open to barter arrangements, if you’ve got goods or services to trade. Send me a message if you’re curious about bartering, or else bring it up during our free first session. I am particularly interested in bartering for:

  • Lessons: music, voice, dance, martial arts, boxing, and so forth
  • Professional knowhow, like tax preparation or legal services
  • Healing services, like bodywork, shamanic guidance, entheogeny support, etc.

Inner inquiry, every day

To get the most out of IFS coaching, you’ll commit to spending time paying attention to your own inner world, every single day. At the end of every coaching session, you and I will agree on how you’ll do that in the week ahead, based on your goals for coaching and what’s going on in your life.

What is “inner inquiry,” exactly?

It’s just paying gentle, focused attention to whatever happens to be going on in your consciousness. Here are some examples of how you might decide to do that between our coaching sessions:

  • Spend a certain amount of time observing your inner world
  • Write a little bit in your journal
  • Make a quick sketch or diagram of something
  • Do a certain amount of meditation
  • Check in with a particular part of your system
  • Do a brief physical practice of some kind