Coaching structures & fees
4 60-minute sessions for $399
This is my current (2017/18) point of departure for all clients (unless you're a 30-minute client—see below). We complete the 4 sessions within 8 weeks at this one-time introductory price.
If a limited run best fits into your life, 4 meetings will support you to reframe your thinking, clarify a vision, increase your personal power, and choose your life every day. You'll get tools and strategies in place to come home to yourself and keep doing so as a practice.
From 4 sessions to 6 months
If you want to do deeper work to ensure more consistent, quicker application of what we talk about; if you want support meeting what life brings you and responding to it all in new, empowered ways that align with your belief system and your vision—4 sessions will clearly show you whether you want to achieve this through ongoing work with me. Look right for more information about 6-month contracts.
Drop in anytime
Finally, anyone who's got this base of 4 sessions in place (or 8 as described below) is officially a client and always welcome anytime to sign up for a single session in order to look at something thorny that's come up or to get a tune-up for whatever reason.
After the 4 foundational 60-minute sessions, single sessions cost $122. If you take another session within a month, the second costs $100.
8 30-minute sessions
Your foundational package can be 8 30-minute sessions for $499, to be done within 3 months.
After that, half-hour sessions cost $77 apiece, or 8 for $555 (paid ahead and done in 2-4 months), or 12 for $822 (paid ahead, done in 3-6 months).
This could be perfect for you if most of these apply:
Note that when I now negotiate my fees, I tend to do so with these 30-minute sessions. This has been and continues to be a lovely way to work with motivated people who can't afford what I charge. I'm willing to do this when we connect strongly in the exploration session and you're drawn to the way I work and committed to actively experimenting with new mindsets and methods.
Testimonials following 4 sessions
"I loved the efficiency and directness of a 4-session coaching experience. I appreciated the homework and takeaways activity. It was a deep, focused, and very productive experience. I feel changed, and with access to more of myself. I feel FREEDOM.
"It was such a gift to learn and act on this: for me, self-care equals telling the truth. This is HUGELY important to me.
"From the Enneagram study, I gained an openness to others—a respect and appreciation for differences in personality; an ability to celebrate who I am; a quieting of my self-critic.
"Finally, the 4 sessions with Jaya helped me shift a longstanding struggle with my spouse."
— Ithaca client
"5 sessions with you [free exploration session plus 4] have gotten me much farther than 8 months of my weekly therapy sessions. I told a friend this week that if I'd started with you, I'd be running the world by now."
— South Carolina client
"In just four sessions, I found myself working on such big issues—love, loss, and how I walk in the world. You showed me how to cut through the story and dive deep into new places of self-reflection. Your style of inquiry and your gentle but thorough probing opened so many truths for me. You invited me into your process and, I love this, the perspective that the universe is conspiring to support and guide me—at all times! Thank you for my newfound lightness of being."
— Washington, DC client
"Overall, I am finding more contentment in life and feeling less stress. Sometimes, it feels disingenuous to try to choose a more positive outlook—thinking, speaking, believing. Yet I already feel the positive results of making more of those choices. I find myself surprised, when people ask me how I am, that I can say that I am doing really well. Thank you for helping me be more aware of how I look at life and how to choose what is good in the moment. Thank you for showing me I can allow myself moments of doubt and anxiety, without denying they are a part of me, and also not give them the power to swallow me. Providing more room for ‘now’ has been very freeing. I get less entangled with the why and the what if."
— Massachusetts client
Sign up for more
For a significant piece of personal-growth work to happen in a life-changing way, to create new mental habits and tackle one or more realms of life to create something new, one or two 6-month rounds are most effective. Some choose to stay beyond a year, usually at a lesser frequency (twice or even once monthly). They might want ongoing guidance and accountability; or we keep moving to the next realm of life that rises to the surface for clearing and refurbishing; or we're in a process of moving together through successive stages of a journey from vision to fruition. The right process reveals itself organically with each client.
Fees for 6-month contracts
1/month: $111 paid monthly, or $612 in advance
2/month: $211 paid monthly, or $1165 in advance
3/month: $300 paid monthly, or $1656 in advance
If you're already a client and would like to explore transformational, close-contact work with me, check out the two offerings below. There's a super-coaching option allowing daily contact for a short-term run of one or two months (to get you over a hump or to help you establish some solid mindset & behavioral habits with ongoing accountability and support); and there's a one-on-one retreat for a custom-made intensive program—your place or mine!
Testimonials from 6-month clients
"If someone had told me that in six-months' time I would deal with inner crap, like it, AND start a business that would win two awards before it was even launched, I would have thought them crazy. Someone I just met today, though, is probably the best foil for this testimonial. It got my attention when she said, 'For a new business owner, you sure are calm!' I have Jaya to thank for that. When I signed up for coaching, I had no intention of changing my work life. I 'just' thought we would be working on trust. But as I worked on trust—and listening to my own inner guidance—it became clear that my work life was an area where I felt most stuck and this new venture was created through Jaya's guidance. What a gift and a joy!"
— Yvonne LeFave, Michigan
"I really appreciated your coaching during my job search. You helped me clarify my wants and needs, and be patient and grounded during the process. Your 'formula' for creating my personal manifesto made it possible for me to outline my personal vision of co-creating empowered communities evolving to live sustainably on Planet Earth. And to name my skills and passion for facilitation, collaboration and project management, which I now use professionally. With this focus and self-awareness, I was clear and confident in my application materials and interviews, and energized throughout.
"Our coaching work together has resulted in two great jobs in the sustainability field, from which I continue to learn and grow. God(dess) is good, and you're an angel. Thanks Jaya!"
— Sara Culotta
"When I started coaching with Jaya, I honestly didn't think it would work. I had had five therapists slap scary labels on me and/or turn me down for various reasons and, frankly, I had given up the notion of working with anyone. I was trying to do what I could to heal on my own. Somehow, Jaya wasn't scared away by any of that and was able to lead a once-abused child back into a trusting relationship with herself and the Universe."
— Place anonymous too
Parenting, family challenges
"In my sessions with you, I remembered that I can find comfort and gentleness within and for myself. I had forgotten that this was possible, and the first time you reminded me, I didn't believe you. But I was so glad to hear what you said that I cried, and decided to come see you for the next six months.
"During our time together, while my life situation swirled chaotically at times, your coaching encouraged me—with a mixture of probing honesty and such sweet kindness—to cultivate my inner space. I am very grateful for this and your many, many gifts."
— Ithaca client
"I wish I could carry around a little oxygen tank of the 'air' from a session with you and take a deep breath of it whenever I need to experience that totally different atmosphere."
— Ithaca client
Read testimonials for the exploration session. You'll feel different leaving than you did coming in. You may feel lighter, more clear, relieved, or hopeful; you may have a different handle on what you're up against or a new framework to perceive it differently, thus seeing new possibilities ahead.