Why in the world would I offer my services in a concierge model?
People wait until they are in a panic and feeling deep despair for a long period and then someone finally nudges them in my direction. I’m grateful but — it takes so much time and energy to turn a sinking ship upright and make it safe…..it is so much less taxing on everyone if we begin the work by inspecting the boat before you leave the harbor.
When people get hold of me in crisis, there is a $3500 retainer fee and $250 per hour for every hour after that. The time includes every bit of communication and coordination on behalf of that client. It gets expensive — for me and for that client……because it takes so much to unravel the problems and suggest the solutions and begin the process of corrections.
My focus is on overall well-being. My dedication is guiding people into a healthy mind set and life practices that quell angst, anxiety, manage stress, and fight depression.
Healthcare is changing and has been for years. The model was once one where it was simple to be able to take care of health concerns with a physician that you are familiar with and to have either a small fee or an insurance coverage that gave you freedom of choice and easy coverage. At one point in time, Medicare afforded wellness visits but that has disappeared.
Things have changed.
In today’s climate, there is a different reality in place. There is a push for us all to be well — avoid illness.
Getting appointments scheduled is time consuming and often means wait periods to see someone.
Increasingly more practitioners are feeling the pressure of having to perform for either the hospital or company that owns their practice or the insurance parameters or the government regulations. All understandable in an honest effort to regulate and make healthcare efficient BUT it doesn’t help the patient/client nor the professional who simply wants to alleviate the pain of the person requesting their help.
Many physicians have turned to the Concierge model and some mental health professionals are doing the same. We want to offer help to people in a private, flexible, effective manner. In my case, one flat fee for access that is across all platforms of communication using the phone, computer and in person options. When you feel concerned, stressed, depression creeping in, overwhelm happening…..just imagine having me at your fingertips 24/7/365 quite literally.
Take a short trip over to the page to learn just a bit more and then get started–the guarantee is that you’ll begin to feel better very very soon!