Are you seeing clients in person or online?
I am seeing clients online over a telehealth video platform. After doing online sessions for several years, I am pleased to say that it is every bit as effective as in person. There are many benefits to online coaching. Online sessions are more accessible for people with busy work schedules and family demands. It has also made my services much more accessible for clients with disabilities and those who live in areas with shortages of providers. Clients save money on gas and parking and get back time they would have spent traveling to the appointment. That is time clients can use for other obligations, self-care, and additional work on their goals.
The telehealth platform I use has made many aspects of coaching simpler and easier for clients. It includes a HIPAA compliant portal where you’ll be able to view upcoming appointments, request new appointments, complete paperwork, pay bills, and message me securely.
What types of payment do you accept?
How do I know if Dr. Graff would be a good fit as my coach?
It is critically important that clients feel their coach is a good fit. I recommend that you take some time thinking about what you want out of coaching. Think about what features of a coach are important to you. This could include gender, age, expertise, experience level, personality, etc. If you’ve been in coaching or therapy before, think about what you found helpful and unhelpful about that experience. When we have an initial phone call, feel free to ask questions to get a sense of my personality and approach.
Is there an initial trial period of coaching to see whether it is working?
Yes. For new coaching clients, I offer a free one to two hour initial session. This will be an opportunity for you to experience my coaching, explore your goals, and see if we are a good fit.
What is the typical frequency you see clients?
I typically see coaching clients once a week for one hour. This frequency of sessions ensures continuity between the sessions and helps to maximize progress.
How do I make the most progress?
Coaching is transformative. When clients fully commit to stretching themselves, they can accelerate their progress and reach new levels of growth. Clients who are open, willing to take risks, and motivated to work on their goals outside of the session make the fastest progress. Keep in mind that coaching is not just about meeting external goals. We will also work on less tangible, internal goals such as self-confidence and self-acceptance, and these processes take time.
What is your personality like? What is it like to work with you?
People describe me as calm, patient, kind, nonjudgmental, and inquisitive. I have a passion for fitness, pop culture, history, traveling, and exploring other cultures. I ask a lot of questions because I want to get to know you in depth, not just the facts but how you feel and experience the world. Doing coaching is a privilege and I take working with clients very seriously. At the same time, I appreciate humor and will use it with clients when it is appropriate and supports the process. I strive to help you feel comfortable and trust me. I want our sessions to be a safe space where you can get to know yourself in a new way, discover your true value, and find the courage to make the changes you want.
What modalities and approaches do you use?
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Polarity Coaching
- Embodiment Practices
- Culturally Sensitive
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Executive Function
- Acceptance and Commitment
- Compassion Focused
- Positive Psychology
- Family Systems