Need a creative companion? I’m here.

Want to make creative expression part of your spiritual practice?
Anxious to set loose your creative spirit?
Paralyzed by self-doubt or perfectionism?
Experienced but feeling stuck?
Needing fresh insight on a project?
Wondering how to share or sell your writing?

Hire me as your creative companion. 

I’ll listen with care and compassion. Ask stimulating, intuitive questions. Offer playful perspective and sometimes a dash of know-how. Encourage, with patience. Explore and catalyze your creative process. Believe in you and the stretch of the journey you’re on. 

Download details about Phyllis's companioning.

Bring forward your expressive self without apology.

What Clients are Saying

What’s a companioning session like?

Each session is a casual 55-minute one-on-one conversation held via FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, or Zoom. It revolves around your creative questions, your “stuck points,” your passions, your fears, and your visions.

To ground our discussion, we might read a poem or other short text, listen to a piece of music, or write together in response to a prompt. Then we’ll dive in. We’ll talk straight. We’ll probably laugh a lot. When a word or idea “hits home,” we’ll honor it. Every session will be its own unfolding universe. Have no expectations and it won’t disappoint.

What I’ll ask of you:

  • Respect my time. Show up promptly. Don’t cancel at the last minute.

  • Come prepared. Know what issue you want us to explore

  • Communicate with me clearly and in timely fashion, as needed.

  • Trust me and the companioning process.

What I’ll do for you:

  • I’ll treat you with respect and give you my full attention.
  • I’ll help you hear yourself.
  • While I may tell you about some aspect of my own creative journey, I’ll always keep your journey front and center.
  • I’ll consider everything you say confidential unless you grant me permission to share it.

What I won’t do:

  • Act as your therapist or counselor.

  • Assign or assess your work.

  • Serve as a critic or an editor.

  • “Lesson-plan” in advance or be “on call” outside of sessions.

Download details about Phyllis's companioning.

The Fine Print

Pricing

  • $100 per 55-minute session, $375 for four 55-minute sessions.

Payment Options

  • Use the buttons above to purchase either a single session or a set of four.
  • Pay via PayPal or credit/debit card.
  • If you wish to pay by check, please contact me.
  • Please include your contact information when prompted and I’ll contact you to arrange a convenient time for us to meet.

Scheduling

  • Upon receiving payment, I’ll contact you to schedule your session(s).
  • I try to avoid evening and weekend sessions, if possible.
  • Please be aware that I’m on Central (Chicago) Time.

Refunds and Cancellations

  • Any purchased session(s) must be used within 12 months after payment.
  • Refunds (less administrative fees) are available only in emergencies.
  • You may cancel a session 24 hours or more in advance and reschedule it at no charge.
  • Sessions cancelled within the last 24-hour window can’t be rescheduled or refunded.

Termination Policy

  • I reserve the right to end a session or a companioning relationship at any time.

Questions? Please email me.

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