Fees and Policies for Coaching

Fees for Wellness or Life/Career Coaching:

$195 for a 45 minute session in person, by phone or by Skype, $390 per month (2 sessions per month) includes brief email support for accountability between coaching sessions.

Coaching Policies:

Life/Career Coaching and Wellness Coaching sessions are scheduled on an ongoing bi-monthly basis and last 45 minutes. Since these sessions constitute coaching, and are not psychotherapy, they are designed as a short-term program and may be conducted in person, by phone, or by Skype. Payment is due at the time of the session by check or credit card. A statement is issued at the first of each month for the previous month’s payments for tax purposes. Coaching is not covered by insurance.

All regularly scheduled sessions are your financial responsibility. Lynn needs 48 hrs. of notice during business hours in order to not charge you for your session. If you know that you must miss a session, Lynn will make reasonable efforts to reschedule sessions when cancelled in a timely manner. While Lynn knows that at times 48 hrs advance notice is not possible, without this amount of notice you will be charged for the missed session, regardless of the reasons for the cancellation.

Either the client or the coach may end the coaching relationship. If, at any time, you feel that your needs are not being met or you are not getting what you want out of our sessions, please tell Lynn so together you can discuss your needs and adjust your coaching plan.

As a licensed therapist and a certified coach, Lynn protects the confidentiality of the communications with my clients. Lynn follows the ethics guidelines of the International Coaching Federation, which has certified her as a Master Certified Coach. She will only release information about your work to others with your written permission, or if she is required to do so by a court order. Given that Lynn is also a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), there are some situations in which she is legally obligated by holding that license to breach your confidentiality in order to protect others from harm, including (1) if she has information that indicates that a child or elderly or disabled person is being abused, she must report that to the appropriate state agency and (2) if a client is an imminent risk to him/herself or makes threats of imminent violence against another person, she is required to take protective actions. These situations rarely occur, but if such a situation does occur, she will make every effort to discuss it with you before taking any action.

Coaching versus Psychotherapy

There are some similarities between coaching and psychotherapy, but Lynn does not combine psychotherapy with coaching. She sees these as separate roles and separate conversations. Although both coaching and psychotherapy use knowledge of human behavior, motivation, behavioral change, and interactive counseling techniques, there are major differences in the goals, focus, and level of professional responsibility.  In some situations, Lynn may recommend that you enter psychotherapy (with another psychotherapist or counselor)  as a condition of continuing coaching.

Professional Boundaries

Coaching is a professional relationship and Lynn will maintain professional boundaries during and after your work together. Considerable experience shows that when boundaries blur, the hard-won benefits gained from the coaching relationship are endangered.

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Coaching versus Psychotherapy

Lynn does not combine psychotherapy with Life/Career, or Wellness coaching. She sees these as separate roles and separate services. Although both coaching and psychotherapy may use knowledge of human behavior, motivation, behavioral change, and interactive counseling techniques, there are major differences in the goals, focus, and level of professional responsibility. In some situations, Lynn may recommend that you enter psychotherapy (with another psychotherapist or counselor)  as a condition of continuing coaching.

Professional Boundaries

Coaching is a professional relationship and Lynn will maintain professional boundaries during and after your work together. Considerable experience shows that when boundaries blur, the hard-won benefits gained from the coaching relationship are endangered.

Hold Harmless

In her role as a Life/Career or Wellness Coach, Lynn may make suggestions or offer resources for her clients. But each client assumes sole responsibility to decide what actions to take regarding his/her wellness, life choices and career /development path. Given this coaching contract, all clients agree to hold Lynn harmless for the state of their health, wellness and/or businesses or careers, as well as taking total responsibility for their own results apart from coaching. Clients will indemnify and hold Lynn Grodzki harmless from any legal claims, actions, or judgments. See more policies in the section of Informed Consent.

A decision to begin Life and Career Coaching or Wellness Coaching with Lynn Grodzki signals agreement with these policies and fees.

To set up an appointment, call 301 434 0766, or email info@counselingsilverspring.com.

Executive Coaching:

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