Frances Badalamenti

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The Practice

Working through my own creative process has helped me realize how we can truly get in our own way. My training in counseling psychology and my own personal work have given me the tools to see these roadblocks with compassion.

This work is a lot about setting goals, creating timelines and discussing accountability.

I work with people who are ready to work through what gets in their way and who have the drive to be guided in that process. I have been trained to hold the space for difficult emotions, to allow others to sit and feel them in that moment. While I am not the practitioner who will assist in peeling away and unpacking those emotional layers, I am the practitioner who acknowledges that those layers exist and I am able to help you forge a pathway through them. In other words, I can see how core wounds prevent us from reaching our goals and full potential, and I can help craft the steps needed to pursue a creative life.

You may want to start a specific writing project like a personal essay or maybe a full-length book but you might not know where to start. I can midwife you through that process and can even offer feedback and editorial support along the way.

Manuscript Consult / Editing Services

I offer a limited amount of book/manuscript consults and developmental editing services. Please email me with a description of your project in question and I will let you know if I am a fit.


Twelve-week Mentorship

Step one: Go ahead and email me for a questionnaire. The information you provide will help me determine if we might be a fit.

Step two: If I feel like I might be able to be of help to you and to your work, we will schedule a free 30min consult over Zoom or phone.

Step three: If it seems like this work is a fit for both of us, I require an initial twelve-week commitment.

This is what you get during the twelve-week immersion:

- Two 75min 1-1 sessions per month / Six sessions in a twelve week period (we will meet bi-monthly).

- Content/developmental editing notes on work that you provide to me prior to our session (up to 5k words).

- After session notes/goals for the following two weeks.

- One interim email check in between sessions to see how the work is going and if you have any burning questions/need support.

- An ongoing discussion of comparison titles for your work and/or a reading list.

All sessions will take place over Zoom or phone. There is the opportunity to continue this work after the initial twelve-week period, which we can discuss.

If you have any questions about this work or if you would like me to send you a questionnaire, please email me.

Note: if you would be interested in a stand-alone brainstorming session (not part of a mentorship), please email me detailing the scope of your needs and I will let you know if I can help.


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