Sessions

What to expect in a Compassionate Inquiry session


Typically sessions are 45-60 minutes long. I offer empathetic abiding presence all the time during the session and compassionately listen to help you find your unconscious beliefs so that you can connect to the truth within yourselves in the present moment, become free from self-generated suffering, gain insight, clarity, and choice in your behavior.

The Compassionate Inquiry work we are doing together is not psychotherapy as done by registered psychotherapists. Compassionate inquiry is not a substitute for any mental health services. I recognize the limitations of Compassionate Inquiry approach and highly encourage you to utilize additional therapy and mental health services if needed.

What if it’s not a good match?


If you are not benefitting from our work together, are not comfortable with the approach I am taking, or would like to be referred to a therapist or a different service provider, you have the right to let me know at any time. Compassionate Inquiry is completely
voluntary and so it’s up to you to decide to participate; you can opt out at any time. Your safety is my primary concern and I am always willing to provide you with options and alternatives for your care.

Challenges with Compassionate Inquiry


The possibility of sometimes dealing with uncomfortable and intense emotions. As you learn to be authentic and know your truth, Compassionate Inquiry brings to surface what we have been avoiding all our lives. However, there is no guarantee that it will
successfully resolve all of your problems.

Confidentiality


The time we spend together will provide you with an opportunity to think, talk about, and problem solve around challenging situations. I will keep our conversations in the utmost confidentiality but there are exceptions to legal confidentiality and professional ethics. These exceptions exist as they are legal obligations professionals must adhere to, according to the regulations of their professions. Exceptions include but are not limited to: 1) Files subpoenaed by a court of law; 2) Disclosed or suspected child abuse/neglect; 3) Perceived threats of violence/risk to oneself or to others (i.e. threats of suicide, threats to injure or harm others); 4) Report to the appropriate authorities in the event a Regulated Health Professional (i.e. social worker, psychologist, physician and surgeons, dentists etc.) of whom the therapist was told the name, behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner with the client.