Our Process

To begin the exploration process of whether this is the right service for you, and the right time in your life, we ask that you complete the Contact Form in the Contact section of this website. There are two ways to engage Sitting In A Tree, both requiring an upfront payment. We understand that some people are apprehensive about making online payments – especially to a company with whom they’ve never worked – however, due to the volume of requests and inquiries that we receive, this has been determined to be the most effective method of executing our unique, phased approach with both your and Sitting In A Tree’s best interests in mind.

Step # 1:

Request an online evaluation  and phone consultation. This involves completing the Contact Form in as much detail as possible, submitting an online payment of $185 + applicable taxes, and receiving feedback from our Founder (Stacie Ikka) personally, via e-mail, within five business days. At this time, a Client Profile will be created for you and you will be advised whether an in-person consultation is recommended/required. If an in-person consultation is not recommended, we will endeavour to provide you with alternate avenues to explore on your dating journey, and our reasons for not recommending an in-person consultation.

Step # 2:

In-person consultation ($475 + applicable taxes). You may request to skip Step # 1 and go straight to an in-person consultation. This can be done via the Contact page on this website. If you begin with Step # 1 and an in-person consultation is determined to be the next step, your in-person consultation fee will be reduced by the $185 + tax and credited to your file.

The in-person consultation lasts approximately one hour and is led by our Founder (Stacie Ikka) at one of our corporate offices, or at a public location of your choosing.

Please expect an informal, unstructured, two-way discussion and please come “as you are” (i.e. dress comfortably, as you normally would – it’s not a job interview). The purpose of the in-person consultation is for both parties to assess fit, comfort level, dating/relationship objectives, key success factors, expectations and, ultimately, a customized approach.

Please note that the cost of services are not discussed until the in-person consultation (and only in the form of a range and estimate) given that our services are entirely customized.  In the absence of a meeting, it is potentially misleading to provide a reliable assessment of services required and associated fees.

Please also note that Sitting In A Tree does not accept all applicants as Clients. There are several reasons why this may be the case and they are discussed either upon completion of Step # 1, or upon completion of Step # 2. We are results-driven and if we are not confident that we can meet or exceed your expectations, we will tell you candidly so that we can make good use of both your time and ours.

Following the in-person consultation, you and Stacie will determine together whether it makes sense to move forward.  Where that is the case, a program – in the form of a Client Service Agreement – will be prepared for you by Sitting In A Tree and e-mailed to you within five (5) business days of your meeting.  Upon receipt, you will have one (1) week to review the program, to get any questions you may have answered, and to arrange for payment of services.  Please note that most programs start at $5,500 + applicable taxes and that fees paid to Sitting In A Tree throughout the exploration process are credited toward services rendered.

Following an in-person consultation, if it is decided by either party that moving forward is not appropriate, the consultation fee will be credited to your file and will be valid for three months from the date of the in-person consultation.  The Client Service Agreement, however, will need to be revisited and, often, revised – which may affect pricing – up or down.