I’m easily reached via email (TabithaRoseBennett@protonmail.com) or text (1-206-504-1316). I do my best to respond quickly to emails and texts; please note that I do not accept voice calls without prior arrangements.
When I’m with a client, my phone’s ringer will be off and set to “Do Not Disturb.” I value our connection and your time, so I will not be on my phone during a session.
I am delighted to meet new people, and I do screen new clients. Please be ready to share either provider references or other bona fides before our first meeting. For more information on why I screen, how, and what I do with that information, please click here.
Please do your best to be on time. I understand that life (and Seattle traffic!) can be unpredictable, but if you’re running late or need to cancel, please notify me as soon as possible. My phone will always be nearby and charged before a scheduled appointment so that we can reach each other.
Please respect my neighbors by parking where indicated and keeping your music at a low volume when arriving and departing.
Please avoid heavy colognes or other scents. I am unfortunately very sensitive to tobacco products, so if you’ve smoked recently, I will invite you to brush your teeth or use mouthwash, and possibly shower when you arrive.
After I’ve welcomed to my space, please take a moment to remove your coat and shoes and get comfortable. Turn off your phone, and know that I will do the same. I ask that you leave your phone in the outer room, in a coat or pants pocket, or at the very least face-down to avoid any accidental image captures.
Once we’ve had a moment to say hi, please leave your donation on any table and then excuse yourself to wash up. I prefer not to discuss the donations and would much rather not spoil the mood by having to ask for it.
If I express unwillingness to participate in a particular activity, please respect that boundary. I will often give only one warning after setting a boundary; I will end the session if that warning is not heeded.
I do not give refunds for any reason once a session has begun. The only possible exception is if we’ve agreed on activities not included in my usual rate; in that case, please keep the additional amount in a second envelope (or separate in some way). If I’m unable to accommodate your special request for any reason, the second envelope will of course go home with you.
You’re welcome to keep my number to book future appointments, or to assist in giving references to other providers.
A note on reviews: Thanks to FOSTA/SESTA, reviews are now much more hazardous and most websites have shut down their review sections, if not the entire site. If you feel it necessary to write a review, please discuss it with me in person prior to posting.
Punctuality is important. If you will be more than 10 minutes late, please contact me immediately. Depending on circumstances, I may be able shift your appointment back, or see you for a shortened visit. Please communicate with me as soon as you know you’ll be late so we can see what we can do. If I cannot accommodate you due to your lateness, I will consider this a short-notice cancellation as described below.
If you cancel on short notice (less than 12 hours, depending on when we scheduled the appointment), are running so late that we can’t make your original appointment work, or fail to show, I reserve the right to charge any amount up to the full donation, at my discretion. If you reschedule within a reasonable amount of time, I’ll apply half of the fee to your next visit. If you are unwilling or unable to make amends, I will regretfully post alerts to the appropriate places.
If I have to cancel on short notice, or am running too late for your schedule to accommodate, I will do my best to let you know as soon as I possibly can, reschedule as soon as I’m able, and I will make it up to you.