Grafted2theVine.com

Online Christ-Life Coaching

Questions & Answers

 
How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule your first session, click here or on the Contact tab in the main menu and send me an email, either via this site or your regular email provider. I'll be in touch to guide you through the steps. After your first session you will be able to schedule directly via thera-LINK, the HIPAA compliant site we will use for the coaching sessions. Please note: the time on the schedule is US Central time.

How much does a session cost?

$75 (US) for the 45 minute session - however, I am willing to work with you if your income or resources does not make that possible for you. 

 
 

Coaching vs Counseling

Counseling tend to focus on resolving past issues to make the present better. Coaching focuses on how to change behavior in the present in order to achieve future goals. Counselors may only practice in the State(s) they are licensed. Coaches have no such limitations.

In more detail:

The International Coaching Federation (ICF), defines coaching as: "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve

  • Encourage client self-discovery

  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies

  • Hold the client responsible and accountable"

As a Christian-life coach, our work together will be through the lens of our belief, with the aim of achieving the goal of becoming more like Christ, both in behavior, emotions, and actions. 

The American Counseling Association (ACA), defines Individual Counseling as: "a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Individual counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes etc."

In summary: If you have serious emotional struggles and issues as mentioned in the ACA definition, then please reach out to a Counselor, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist. However, if your goal is to work on how to overcome stumbling blocks in your faith walk, to get rid of 'strong holds' in your mind, increase the 'fruit of the Spirit' in your life, renewing of your mind, then you are at the right place.

 
Privacy

​To ensure your privacy, we will communicate via thera-LINK, a website that provides secure video, audio and text communication. That said, hackers have been known to get into the most secured sites in the world ...

Though I will make short notes of important points shared, these will be cryptic and stored securely. 

Please also see the Exceptions to confidentiality, below.

 
Exceptions to confidentiality

From my side, what is said in session remains in session. You are free however to discuss as you wish. There are a few exceptions to my promise to keep our discussions confidential though. Please take note of these.

  • If your words indicate that you are serious about a plan to commit suicide, I will alert authorities near you and/or your contact person.

  • If you share with me ongoing instances of the abuse or neglect of a child, elderly person, or mentally challenged person.

  • If I belief you present imminent harm to others, or conversely that someone else in your life presents imminent harm to you.

  • If I am subpoenaed by a court of law to discuss what was shared.