How to use PayPal for Coaching 
or Psychotherapy Sessions  

Acceptance Mark

1.     Go to PayPal on the Internet at:

2. If you already have a PayPal account, just click on ‘Send Money’ which will send you to a page that looks like this: 

Send Money  

Send Money allows you to pay anyone with an email address.

Common uses for Send Money:

  • Pay for an auction item
  • Split a restaurant bill or rent
  • Pay for an online purchase (or send money to your family or friends)
  • Pay bills online

Just enter the recipient's (my) email address ( and the amount you wish to send. You can pay with a credit card or through your bank account.

 ***Please note: If you choose to have PayPal pay through your bank account, there is no 'service' charge. If you choose to have PayPal pay through your credit card, they charge you a small percentage (3%).

You must add that percentage to the total you are sending to me.

The recipient gets an email that says "You’ve Got Cash!" Recipients can then collect their money by clicking a link in the email that takes them to

Sign up today for your free Personal Account!

My email address is

Or just click here to go to the "Send Money" page
then click on "see demo" in the upper right hand quadrant.

3.     If you do not have a PayPal account, you will need to register for one. It is fast and free. There are no service charges to set up the account. You will click on the link entitled  “sign up today for your free PayPal Account!”

4.     Fill out the registration form entitled Personal Account Sign Up.

5.     You will then have the option to pay by credit card or by checking account. ***See note above.

6.     My email address is

7. I will notify you, by email, when I have received your funds.

  Thanks for helping to make our coaching or psychotherapeutic relationship more efficient!!


Melissa L. Thornton, MBA, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Personal and Professional Coach

5 Poplar Street, Trumbull, CT 06611 
24 hr. confidential voicemail and FAX: 203-268-5437
802 Back River Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
24 hr. confidential voicemail and FAX: 207-633-6566

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