Coaching FAQs

What is coaching, concretely?

A coach helps you to:

  1. Identify problems
  2. Design a plan of action
  3. Develop or improve skills
  4. Implement the plan of action, working through the inevitable changes and any obstacles

Why does coaching work?

Coaching works because it brings out your best. A coach believes you can create your own best answers and is trained to support you in that process. Part of my job is to be at least three steps ahead of you, yet be with you. As such, I make requests and suggestions.

What is the fee?

Clients pay me in advance. Payment is by check or through PayPal/credit card on my webpage. Our initial session lasts 90 minutes and costs $500. Thereafter, for In-Transition, Superpower, and Skills Coaching, my fee is $1200 per month;

The $1200 fee includes:

  • Four 45-minute sessions of coaching per month (usually weekly),
  • Email/text availability and short phone check-ins during regular business hours,
  • Research as needed.

For Next Step Relationship Coaching, I charge $500 for each 90-minute session.

How do you work?

My coaching can be done in person, via the telephone, or via videoconferencing. I see or call you at a prescheduled time. Most clients speak with me once per week. Appointments last 45 minutes. Clients pay in advance. Additional time is billed at a pro-rated amount.

What credentials do you have in order to coach?

I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and I am a certified personal coach. References furnished upon request.

What else should I know about how you work?

Please give me 48 hours notice if you need to cancel or change the time of an appointment. Otherwise, you will be charged for the session in full. I will make every effort to reschedule sessions that are cancelled in a timely manner. If you are going on vacation or can’t make a call one week, we will make up the time before you leave or after you return. I’ll call you at the appointed time.

What do you expect of your clients?

I ask that you grant our relationship enough room so that you can reach your goals quickly. What that means is that you share what you’re thinking and feeling and be willing to listen to what I have to say.

Please read the rest of the materials in your Welcome Packet and complete the questionnaires.

About Confidentiality

A coach doesn’t gossip. That means that what you are doing, how you are doing, what you have accomplished, and your personal secrets and confidences are not discussed or hinted at by me to anyone else. From time to time, the person who referred you to me may ask how you are doing. My stock answer: He or she is doing just fine. Period. The same goes for anyone you refer to me.

Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D., ABPP
Clinical Psychologist

Offices in:
  • Mission/Noe Valley, San Francisco
  • Menlo Park, California
  • New York City


Mailing address: 
800 Menlo Avenue; Suite 121
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Email: Robin (at) DrRobinRosenberg (dot) com 

Cal. Lic. #24085                      
Mass. Lic. #4604 
NY Lic. #021395