Frequently Asked Questions

How does Family Addiction Coaching work?

  1. Schedule a 15 minute free consultation to discuss your concerns and identify your needs.
  2. I will work with you to develop a personalized plan.
  3. Learn effective communication strategies to improve your relationship with your loved one and build trust.
  4. Receive guidance on setting healthy boundaries and practicing self-care to support your own well-being.
  5. Adjust your plan as needed and maintain your progress towards positive outcomes.
  6. Clients are billed monthly for sessions.

How is coaching different from therapy?

Therapy and coaching are both forms of support that help people work through personal issues and reach their goals. However, there are some key differences between the two:

Coaching is action-oriented, helping individuals achieve their goals and make positive changes in their lives. It’s also flexible to address a crisis; I’m available 24/7 to help families seeking quality treatment, and for advocacy to promote positive outcomes. I can provide family sessions with members joining from different states.

Therapy is designed to help people make gradual progress over time with mental health issues, typically scheduled at 45 minutes per week. It’s not good for crisis support, which often requires an effective response without advance notice at any time, any day of the week. Psychotherapy requires provider licensure in your state; which makes interstate family sessions impossible in most cases of need.

If you or your loved one is in need of medical treatment, I will help you find a provider.


How do I know coaching is for me?

Coaching can be beneficial for families who are struggling with addiction issues, whether it is a loved one who is struggling with addiction, or the family as a whole.

It can also be helpful in the early stages of addiction recovery, as you work to rebuild trust and repair relationships impacted by addiction.

If you are experiencing conflict and tension related to addiction, and are seeking guidance on how to access resources and support services, coaching may be the right fit for you.

I will educate and encourage you to make a decision best suited for your needs.


Can you coach me if I’m in a different state?

Yes; Coaching can happen online in any state or country. This allows us to have family meetings with members in different locations.


How many sessions do I need?

Rather than ‘one size fits all’, the number of sessions is customized and depends on your situation and goals. Some find 1-3 sessions helpful. Others prefer weekly sessions for 3-6 months. Many feel confident to continue without coaching after 3 months.


Do you offer video coaching?

While coaching is best utilized by phone, video is an option if a client prefers.


Can I call you if my loved one is experiencing an emergency?

If you or your loved one is having an emergency, please dial 911 or 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Hotline.
I am available 24/7 for established clients experiencing crisis situations.


Can you coach multiple people in my family?

Sessions can include other family members, as well as the person with addiction.


Do you accept insurance?

Coaching is considered a non-medical service, and is not covered or reimbursed by insurance.


How much is coaching and what forms of payment do you accept?

My rate is $300 per hour and I accept all major credit cards. Credit card information is required to schedule a session.
Please contact me if your resources are limited and visit my resources page for many free or low cost services.


Are you affiliated with any organizations or rehabs?

I work independently, do not receive perks or bonuses for referrals, and I am not associated with any organizations or treatment centers.
This allows me to provide objective, evidence-based recommendations and referrals for your unique situation.