About Our Work Together: I function as a Mentor and Elder for You.
In my experience, the roles of the “Licensed Professional Counselor” and even “the Enlightenment Teacher” are denigrating to both “therapist/teacher” and “patient/client/student.” They lock us into defined roles that are really seen as pairs of opposites of ‘more than’ (therapist/teacher) or ‘less than’ (patient/client/student). I no longer function in either role, so you don’t have to. I consider those I mentor as equal to myself, and simply in need of a mirror and guide through a short or long-term process of examining their lives to eliminate all constricting and falsely defining patterns and habits.
I will help you discover your own self-healing ability (so that I eventually become obsolete) to help you to delete any and all patterns that keep you from being the spontaneous, whole, multidimensional being you are. You are already able to bring the Infinite into the finite, the Eternal into this moment, and your Dreams into this three-dimensional reality. I’m here to help you discover how you can do that!
Find out what this means by setting up an introductory consult by contacting me here. If you choose to work with me, be prepared to continue your self-inquiry between sessions through suggested ‘homework.’ Mentoring you, again, means teaching you how to do the work on your own and eventually leaving you to it, so homework is important.
You will see that I also have a different financing and payment structure for my work. I am not accepting new insurance clients. I will continue to work with existing clients to accept certain insurances until the end of 2021: Aetna/Meritain/Trustmark and United Healthcare/All Savers/United Behavioral Health/Optum. With those insurances, I charge fixed fees according to their schedule, and I do more traditional “therapy” and take notes because I must. I will end this way of working when the year 2021 ends (or sooner if possible).
What is Mentoring?
A mentor is (from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary): 2a: a trusted counselor or guide (a mentor) who, because he is detached and disinterested, can hold up a mirror to us— P. W. Keve. An elder is someone who has the experience of learning from suffering and breaking out of the whole set of patterns that cause suffering, and can offer that resonant frequency to you, along with a space to feel and express yourself.
Mentoring work is done entirely on a gift basis via your donation of: a sliding scale based on your income.
I offer both individual and group work in the office. In groups, I work to facilitate teaching people how to create real relationships with people, in real community settings: small groups of no more than 10 people.
I will take NO notes, and our time together will be entirely spontaneous based on what you’re bringing to each appointment. I will keep your ‘confidential information confidential’ but, will recognize you on the street and treat you like a person. See the paragraph below or the Fees Section on the Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.
I am offering my mentoring and elder services on a donation basis.
How donation/gift/offering works. I offer you 60 or 90 minute individual appointments, 1.5 hour group sessions, and retreats, on a gift basis. In exchange for my gift to you, you make a donation/contribution/gift to me in recognition of the value of the work to you.
One simple way of making a donation is based on a sliding scale: you could offer one-thousandth of your annual salary for a one-hour individual session (so if you make $20,000/year you could offer $20 per hour etc.).
As we build trust in our relationship, after a period of six to twelve months you could switch to offering me an equivalent gift or service that I need, that takes you one hour to create or complete: gardening in my permaculture garden, preparing me a wholesome plant-based meal, technical help recording webinars, etc. (For clarification, I do not accept bodywork, physical therapy, chiropractic, massage or other personal-contact therapy for gifts/donations/offerings.)
Find out what this means by setting up a fee-paid, introductory consult by contacting me here. If you choose to work with me, be prepared to continue your self-inquiry between sessions, discovering the truth about yourself; and the reduction in suffering that you seek