IFS & Mental Health Coaching
Jerry Givens (he/him) is an Internal Family Systems Level 2 Coach, Yoga & Meditation Educator, and the author of the bestselling book Essential Pranayama: Breathing Techniques for Balance, Healing, and Peace. Jerry combines the integrative benefits of Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), yoga psychology, and secular spirituality. His approach is compassionate and client-centered, allowing the system of the client to lead where each session goes. Jerry has used IFS and yoga for his own personal growth and healing since 2006.
Jerry identifies as gay, cis male, highly sensitive, and mixed race (Black and caucasian). His identity informs his compassion and openness to folks from all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, levels of ability, and neurodiversities. He believes in guiding sessions with compassion, non-judgement, and openness to all thoughts, sensations, and emotions. All parts of your system are welcome.
Build confidence around big life changes, such as starting/ending relationships, switching careers, and growing in your profession
Move past blocks that keep you stuck in unfulfilling patterns
Start to build constructive life habits
Heal from past experiences that leave you feeling limited
Maintain a healthy (for you) lifestyle with accountability and goal setting
Sort out confusion and limiting beliefs
Experience greater Self-knowledge and access to inner resources
About Virtual Coaching Sessions
Sessions are held via a private Zoom link provided by Jerry
Appointments are typically Tuesday-Friday between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Pacific Time Zone)
Availability may vary
All sessions are 60 minutes long unless otherwise stated
Scheduling of your appointment will occur during or after your consultation call (see below)
Jerry sees clients on a weekly or bi-weekly. One-off sessions are available only for existing clients. See FAQs for more info on this policy (below).
Free 20-Minute Consultation Call
Click here to schedule your free 20-minute call
This call is an opportunity for you to ask questions and for you and Jerry to get to know one another. It's also a great opportunity to talk about what you're hoping to get out of coaching and any goals you have
Scheduling this call does not obligate you to work with Jerry or vice-versa
Pricing & Payments
Frequently Asked Questions
How many sessions do I need?
Jerry works with clients on a "rolling basis" without a defined expectation of ending. How long you stay an active client can depend on many factors including the needs of your system, your goals with the work, current life events, and a host of other factors. Often clients will stay on for years at a time, working through various blocks and burdens in their inner system.
Can I see Jerry "as-needed" (not consistently)?
The true impact of this work is felt through ongoing c sessions, either weekly or bi-weekly, depending on the need of the client. One-off sessions or inconsistent sessions prove to be less useful and more about informing than getting any deeper work done. For this reason, Jerry only sees existing or past clients on an as-needed basis.
Is Jerry available for in-person coaching sessions?
Jerry is currently only seeing clients remotely at this time.
Does Jerry work with couples?
Yes! Jerry works with couples, using both IFS and talk-coaching, helping to deepen intimacy, improve communication, and navigate changes in the relationship (both romantic and non-romantic relationships). For more on Couples Coaching, click here.
Do you do Sliding-scale?
Jerry works with a limited number of clients at an income-adjusted rate (sliding-scale) based on the client's economic needs and the availability in Jerry's schedule. While it's his hope to make his work accessible to as many people as possible, the availability of an adjusted rate will vary. Email him for any questions.
Do you accept insurance?
Jerry does not currently take insurance. He accepts HSA payments, as well as work-assisted wellness plan payments (see your employer for any wellness benefits you may have access to).
What is your Cancelation Policy?
Please note there is a 48-hour cancellation policy. Should you forget or skip your coaching session, you will be charged for the session in full. However, if an unforeseen event or emergency requires you to cancel and Jerry is able to reschedule you within the next few days, you will not be charged for the missed time.
How is IFS Coaching different from IFS Therapy?
Jerry is a Level 2-trained IFS practitioner and educator, trained by the IFS-Institute like many other qualified IFS mental health professionals. Equipped with this knowledge and experience, he uses the full breadth of the IFS therapy model in his coaching sessions, working with all parts. With that said, there may be certain clients that would benefit more from working with a traditional therapist and in those cases, Jerry will encourage you to seek them out. For more about what IFS Coaching sessions look like, please click here.
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Listen to Jerry's feature on the Authentic Dad podcast, where he discusses his journey with yoga, Internal Family Systems, and his most recent book. Give it a listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Check out my new spotlight on the TaskRabbit blog, The Hutch, where I discuss my journey to becoming a coach, tips for newbie yogis, how I unwind at the end of the day, and my favorite kind of ice cream!