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To grow from the inside out means you're looking to reduce stress,
seek a fresh start or need answers.
How I can help you.
When you encounter a personal crisis it may unfold physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. It is time to find help in conquering the stress and believing in your inner voice. A trusting professional who offers a safe, confidential and loving approach to healing
makes all the difference.
Gain fresh perspectives on:
adjusting to physical/mental illness
moving through grief
balancing life priorities
understanding why you belong in this world
shifting your spiritual compass
discovering joy working on forgiveness
connecting with angels
WHAT IS WELLNESS COACHING?
According to Wikipedia, Wellness Coaching is defined as "a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to develop their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action. Wellness coaching draws on the principles from positive psychology and appreciative inquiry, and the practices of motivational interviewing and goal setting."
Wellness coaching is a path that leads you back to you, your essence and your sense of purpose in the world. When you believe in yourself, your connection with life becomes more present, vibrant and harmonious. You receive tools to enhance your daily activities and your ability to share your magnificent self with the world.
Your sessions may include setting goals and taking action to realize your dreams. As you move toward your brightest possible future, you will blossom and find joy in being alive.
The heart of wellness coaching is tuning into your inner self and embracing your magnificence by bringing spirit fully into being.
Coaching sessions are one hour in length. Frequency of sessions is determined by individual needs and goals.
As a Wellness Coach, I do not diagnose nor offer mental health care or medical care. My services are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any mental health or medical conditions. As a Coach, I am not acting as a mental health counselor or a medical professional.
United States and International Clients
Rita is available in person or by telephone for residents of Ohio and Maryland.
WAIVER, DISCLAIMER AND AGREEMENT FOR COACHING
PRINT THIS DOCUMENT AND BRING WITH YOU TO YOUR FIRST SESSION.
Click on the button below and read the Agreement. You have the option of reviewing it on your own or with Rita. At your first visit bring this paperwork with you. You will receive a copy of the Agreement after it is fully signed and completed.
RESCHEDULING AND "NO-SHOW" POLICY
I understand that life events may at times make it necessary for you to reschedule your appointment. You may do so by contacting me up to 24 hours before your appointment. In case of emergencies, either on your end or mine, I will do my best to reschedule you at the earliest available time.
I respect your time and will do my best to be on time for all scheduled sessions, and I expect the same courtesy from you. If, for some reason, you don’t answer or are unavailable for your session, I will have to consider you a no-show and you will forfeit your payment. There are no refunds for no-shows.
Please note: This information is for wellness coaching clients only.
Based on my credentials and state licensure, if you have an out-patient mental health care benefit in your health insurance benefit package and are permitted to choose your own service provider (PPO), you are eligible to receive reimbursement for my fee at the out-of-network percentage rate noted above. I do not bill insurance companies; however, the receipt I provide you following each session contains the information your insurance company typically requires and can be attached to your claim form.
FILING YOUR CLAIM
Contact your insurance company to request claim forms.
Submit the first claim form immediately in order to kick start your reimbursement process.
Submit at a frequency level that works for you so your reimbursement can supplement your cash flow.
FEE SCHEDULE for Wellness Coaching
Contact Rita for prices. Payment is due at time of service. Check or cash are acceptable forms of payments. As a client, your fee is inclusive of a 15 minutes of non-billable time for email communication when needed between sessions.
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