FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long will the Storied process take from start to finish?

That may depend on your package or plan but the final product is typically delivered to you within one month of the session. For shorter interviews, the turn around time may be faster. If you are thinking of an interview as a last minute gift for someone, please reach out and I will do my best to get it prepared in time for you. 

Do I have a chance to listen to progress and provide feedback?

After the interview, we'll have a discussion about what you want to highlight, or what you want to take out.  Please read this information sheet for more information.

You said you spent years as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker - will this be like therapy?

This is not therapy, however, I will use the skills I have developed as a therapist to help draw out your story. It is not therapy but it may feel theraputic.

How much does it cost?

Please see PACKAGES page for pricing information.

I love the idea, but what sort of stories make sense to share?

Any story that has meaning for you or others. Some people have a specific story in mind, but others aren't sure what story to share or may need a little inspiration. Here are some examples:

  • A full life story to give your children and grandchildren.

  • Your children’s birth stories to give them as a gift.

  • A birthday or anniversary gift sharing what you love about another person and the stories that illustrate that affection.

  • A compilation of short interviews to give as a retirement gift to a beloved work colleague.

  • A compilation of short interviews to give as a wedding gift to a newly minted couple.

  • The story behind your business to share with potential customers.

  • End of life stories to share with loved ones when you are no longer here.

  • A memorial compilation with stories of a deceased loved one to share with future generations.

  • A ‘how we met story’ to share with a partner or lifelong friend.

  • Siblings sharing stories of what they love, admire and have learned from their parents and how they have navigated challenging times together.

I want to give a Storied gift card to someone but I am not sure how to explain it to them?

With every e-gift card the recipient will receive a link to our information sheet explaining what a Storied interview is and how it works. I will answer questions for them during the pre-interview consultation call as well.  

What sort of questions do you ask during interviews?

I ask different questions based on the person or the package as well as the length of time booked. For examples, please read our Life Story Questions, Birth Story Questions or Gift Questions sheets.

How does Riverside work and what about in-person interviews?

Visit Riverside to watch a short video on how it works. You will need a computer, headphones and internet.

If you live in the Portland, Maine, area we can meet in-person for your interview. If you would like to conduct the interview in your own home or at another location outside of Portland, Maine, mileage will be charged at the current IRS approved reimbursement rate (currently 62.5¢ per mile) as well as any applicable travel expenses or per diem fees. Please please email or call me to discuss further details.

I have a different question that is not included here.

Feel free to email me at becca[at]storiedme.com or call at 207-712-7651. Thank you!

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