Who I am and what I offer

Who I am


My name is Adrian Engstrom von Alten. I often shorten it just “Adrian Engstrom” for the sake of convenience.

It blows my mind that I’m here, alive, in process on this Earth, and I don’t think I’ll ever really wrap my head around it.

I’m a person just like you, buffeted by all of the great forces that people everywhere have been subject to: ignorance, hatred, and desire. I’ve participated in the wheel of suffering. I’ve been hurt by other people and I’ve hurt other people. I’ve forgiven others and others have forgiven me.

For as long as I can remember I’ve wondered what to do about suffering, and at this point I have some working ideas.

What I offer

1 on 1 coaching

Buried in your current experience, no matter how painful or confusing, are the answers you need. You already have them. My job is simply to create a container in which you can reveal them to yourself. I do this by staying with you as your experience unfolds, and offering curiosity, acceptance, and compassion.

I work via Zoom. My first session with you is always free. For our work together to be effective, we need to have mutual trust and connection. The first session allows you to feel whether we’re a good fit and build a foundation for later sessions. After the first session you’re under no obligation to pay for future sessions.

I usually work in 55-minute sessions (though we can go longer than that if the work calls for it). My rates are $75 per 55-minute session, or $600 for a package of 10 sessions.

Groups, Courses, & Workshops

I also facilitate small groups and lead courses and workshops.

I facilitate a type of small group called “Honesty Salons,” taught to me by Susan Campbell. These groups contain about 3-8 people and usually last for an hour and fifteen minutes. In these sessions, participants try to deepen their connection to themselves, to the present moment, and to others.

Participants can use these groups as a form of therapy, as mindfulness training, to understand and get unstuck from personal patterns, to work through fear, to feel more authentic, and to make friends.

I currently lead a free weekly Honesty Salon on Fridays.

Would you like to try a free first coaching session or attend one of my Honesty Salons? Contact me!

Contact me