[ Frequently Asked Questions ]
What is relationship coaching?
Relationship coaching offers an exploration of past, current or future romantic relationships through one-on-one work with a qualified coach. Clients are guided through a series of questions, reflections and exercises designed to help them get crystal clear on what it is they are seeking in their love life. Rather than waiting for problems to arise and seeking help as an intervention, relationship coaching can be a protective, preventative approach to relationship wellness.
How does coaching differ from therapy?
Coaching with Dr. Meghna Mahambrey is a purely educational experience that helps clients acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve their relationship goals. Therapy is a more comprehensive service provided by trained clinician who are qualified to diagnose and treat more serious issues such as domestic violence, infidelity, substance abuse, mental disorders, trauma, etc. Coaching is ideal for those who are simply looking to grow as a person and enhance their partnership through an educational lens. For more information on the difference between therapy, counseling, and coaching, check out this article.
Who is relationship coaching for?
Anyone who is eager to learn more about themselves and their partners, gain insight through meaningful discussions and fun exercises, and develop interpersonal skills to navigate romantic relationships more effectively. Singles benefit by mental and emotional preparation prior to entering a relationship, couples benefit by strengthening and enhancing their current relationship, polyamorous partners benefit by learning how to navigate multiple relationships simultaneously, and partnered individuals who want to attend alone benefit by having a safe place to discuss details of their their relationship privately.
What makes Meghna a unique coach?
Dr. Meghna Mahambrey is an award-winning instructor, TEDxColumbus speaker, and bonafide relationship expert who earned her doctorate from Ohio State University focusing on romantic relationships, sexual satisfaction, and the evolution of marriage. Having taught college courses on intimate relationships and human sexuality for over a decade, Meghna is known for her eloquent and articulate teaching style. She has also attended trainings by The Gottman Institute (author of Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work), Esther Perel (author of Mating in Captivity), and Dr. Gary Chapman (author of The Five Love Languages).
What will coaching sessions consist of?
Meghna's coaching style is relaxed and fun, making sessions feel more like casual conversations than clinical appointments. Sessions will include meaningful introspection, thought-provoking exercises, and concrete action steps. Meghna will weave educational information through sessions by highlighting research findings that are relevant to the clients' questions or concerns, offering real-world examples of what other singles and couples do in similar situations, presenting evidence-based strategies to help clients reach their relationship goals, and throwing in her own two cents based on personal experiences and observations. Clients should come with an open mind, prepared to honestly examine their attitudes and behaviors in love. As the coach, Meghna will provide guidance and structure for your experience, but you are ultimately the architect of your love life - the results are in your hands.
How much does relationship coaching cost?
Coaching sessions are available in packages of 4, 8, or 12 sessions; check out our packages and pricing. Please note, we do not accept insurance. One-off sessions are not available. Packages are non-refundable and non-transferable. Payment is due in full prior to the first coaching session (monthly payment plans available upon request).
What are the scheduling logistics?
Meghna currently offers coaching sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings between 6-9pm as well as the first Saturday of every month between 10am-2pm. You will have the freedom to schedule sessions at your convenience using her online calendar. Attending every other week is recommended, and you are encouraged to schedule all of your sessions as soon as possible, as her calendar books quickly. The default format for coaching sessions is in-person, however you may request virtual sessions if you live outside of Columbus, have difficulty securing childcare, there is inclement weather, etc.
I'm feelin' it! Where do I begin?
Please carefully review the SPARK coaching agreement, then you're welcome to purchase a package. Welcome to the SPARK family, Meghna looks forward to meeting you!