The best way to explain coaching is to explain what it is not. Coaching is not psychotherapy or counseling. Although feelings may be expressed during a coaching session, no psychoanalysis or therapy will be used in relation to the emotions being expressed. If you are already in marriage counseling or have tried it in the past, Kathy Dawson's coaching works as a great alternative or supplement to marriage counseling.
As your coach, Kathy Dawson's job is to work with you to construct a custom-designed plan to help you manage your marriage or relationship. Providing an alternative or supplement to marriage counseling, Kathy’s role as a coach is to teach you skills and motivate you to incorporate those skills into your daily life. By supplying you with new information, skills, and “homework,” Kathy will help you be accountable for the positive changes you decide to make in yourself and in your marriage or relationship.
Kathy has opened our eyes to so much and has provided us with tools to help us treat each other with dignity.- Meg and Brian
A lot of our life goals and dreams have come true and they may not have if you hadn't taken the time to help us realize the gift we have in each other.- Katie and Anthony
There are times when you or your partner may desire to receive individual coaching before beginning couples coaching. At these times, the trust between you and your mate may have lessened to the point where one or both of you feels safer to express your feelings in a private session first before participating in a couples session. Until the trust between you is rebuilt, this type of coaching is not uncommon, nor is it inappropriate.
Kathy, Cupid can't hold an arrow next to you! We were once told money can't buy you happiness; this was the best money ever spent and we are happier than ever.- Rose and Chuck
If a face-to-face coaching session is not feasible, you may opt for a phone coaching session, which is offered as a ½ hour session or hour session. Although written material is not distributed during phone coaching, the same concepts and skills that are taught in person are also taught during a phone session.
Kathy was the best thing to happen to our relationship! We went to her as our last hope before ending our marriage. She not only guided us through this terrible time, but she helped us become stronger as a couple and as individuals.- Liz and Greg
Research has shown that for positive behaviors to occur and become a lifestyle change takes at least 12 weeks. During our first meeting, we will discuss and decide the ideal number of sessions that will suit your unique situation.
Coaching sessions are one hour in length and are $80 per session.
You have the option of paying each week on a session-by-session basis or you can elect to pay for four sessions at the beginning of each month at a discounted rate of $270 - a $50/month savings.
Phone coaching sessions are $40 per half-hour and $80 per hour.