Frequently Asked Questions
How does this work?
Good news. It’s a very simple, straightforward process. Yet there are nuances and ways we tailor our work to meet your unique needs. Reach out for a free consultation and let’s see how your unique needs and my unique skills can create a healing and transformational experience.
Who benefits from coaching?
Clients who are looking for social and emotional relationship support tend to benefit most from my work. However, almost anyone who needs the highly-attuned empathetic ear of a trained coaching professional could benefit. Call to find out if this work is for you.
Who benefits from cuddling?
Everyone benefits from touch. My best clients are looking for a soothing modality that let’s them relate better to others, e.g., “I was afraid to date again after my divorce. Now I’m feeling confident and clear about what I want and what I don’t. I’m able to communicate in the moment.” I’m happy to listen to your story and help you decide if, based on my 5+ years of experience and hundreds of clients, we believe cuddle therapy is a good fit for you.
Is this cuddling modality legit?
Yes. I’m a highly trained relational coach and nationally certified Cuddlist and cuddle trainer. My offerings have proven therapeutic benefits.
Is this sex work?
No. This is nonsexual, consensual, platonic touch therapy. I am highly trained to help you navigate the difference.
Is there an opportunity for romance or friendship?
This is a completely safe space for you to feel warm, comforted, and calmed — but it isn’t romance and while we will be friendly, we won’t exactly be friends. The best way to think of me is as your coach. Even when cuddling, I have my coaching hat on. We can talk as much or little as you want. But I’m your guide to ensure this time is all about you.
How do I know I can trust you as a practitioner?
I can share testimonials, credentials, and certifications. I also encourage you to trust your intuition. Let’s have a call to explore how you’re feeling about this.
Is it ok to pay for touch?
Yes. It’s a mode of therapy with many immediate and lasting benefits, just like massage, chiropractic care, or any spa treatment.
How much does it cost? What are your packages?
My pricing is in the same range as good talk therapy and good bodywork. As of early 2022, cuddling sessions are $200 for 90 minutes or 3 for $500, phone coaching is $125 for 75 minutes or 3 for $325, and Jerk-Proof Your Relationships is $750 for Level 1. Sliding scale is available as needed. I am committed to seeing everyone who has both a strong desire and a strong readiness to work with me regardless of financial privilege.
What does paying for cuddle therapy say about me?
It says you can appreciate that we all have deep unmet needs for touch today. Over time, our culture has learned the value of talk therapy, chiropractic care, yoga, and massage. All of these seemed strange and suspicious at first. Professional Cuddle Therapy is an innovative but not totally unfamiliar therapeutic experience. It’s healthy, healing, practical. Cuddlist offerings are relatively new, but ancient traditions recognize the healing power of touch. I hope you will try it, like it, and lead the way for your friends, family, and coworkers to benefit.
What if I get accidentally aroused?
It’s natural, it’s normal, it happens sometimes. AND we have clear ground rules, boundaries and a code of ethics in place that neither of us will act on any arousal. We won’t try to increase it or satisfy it. We’ll likely move to a more relaxing position. Actually, when any body function or feeling arises, it can be a great opportunity to practice discussing these things in a way that doesn’t feel shameful. Too often, we haven’t had an opportunity to do that with someone who understands and respects that your personal experiences with touch are a journey.
What about Covid?
In this time of COVID-19, I have protocols in place that allow me to feel confident seeing clients. When we have our initial free introductory phone call before our first session, we will make sure everything we do feels good to you, too. Request a session or call now to begin connecting.
Should I try a course, coaching, or cuddling first?
There’s no set answer for this — you can select what feels most comfortable for you. If you’d like to talk it through, please reach out. I’d love to explore the options with you.
Which course do you recommend for me?
I recommend you start where you feel the greatest pull to learn more. If you’d like to talk it through, please reach out. I’m always happy to talk with you about exactly what you need, guide you to the best fit, and make sure you are 100% satisfied.
Does all of your work have a money back guarantee?
Yes. Although terms vary slightly, absolutely everything we do together is backed by my guarantee that you are 100% satisfied or you can have your money back.