What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
None. Every client is unique.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I spend hours every week, reading a dozen professional journals in my field and related fields. I was trained at Cornell as a psychologist in 1979, before I returned to graduate school 25 years later to be trained as a specialist in couples and individuals therapy, so this came very naturally to me. I was then trained and Board Certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy, which is amazingly powerful when used in the right way and for the right reasons.
Reading about the most current research in therapy & counseling is the only way to remain up-to-date with recent advancements worldwide. Nowhere in the world are there types of therapy newer than what I do now.
It is a rare day when I don't learn something very important from my clients.
I correspond with Master Therapists weekly, all over the world.
Finally, I take Continuing Education courses almost every year, to ensure that my skills are sharp and up to date.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
If, after the first hour, you declare that it was a total waste of time, then there will be no charge. Not one penny.
I know of no other therapists who offer such a guarantee or any other.
I also help some desperate homeless families for free, every month.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Not an unusual story. It all began with just one brilliant and inspiring professor in college in 1969. Once hooked, the rest flowed naturally.
What types of customers have you worked with?
About two-thirds of my clients are couples who know that something has gone amiss in their relationships.
I also treat many individuals, either with powerful solution focused therapy or with amazingly effective hypnotherapy. Ready to quit smoking? One hypnotherapy session is enough. I am licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy and I'm Board Certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Regardless of method, the goal is always the same -- quick and enduring solutions.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Recently I heard from a 75-year-old client who had just been diagnosed with advanced cancer, and was told that he must take a newly-available drug that would be most likely cure him and make chemotherapy unnecessary. Unfortunately, he had never in his life been able to swallow a pill. The new medicine came in a capsule that had to be swallowed whole, and he couldn't do it, even though his life was at stake.
I agreed to see him on a Sunday (a first for me) because time was so very tight. After a single hypnotherapy session he was able to swallow the capsules, which cured his condition and did not require the agony of chemotherapy.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
At least 95 percent of people who visit therapists are not mentally ill, do not need cures, and have no need for drugs.
At Delray Holistic Therapy, we understand that mental disorders require "cures" and are very rare seen outside of hospitals. We understand that problems in living are common, and they are not diseases that must be cured. Problems in living affect all of us at one time or another, and they cry out for solutions, not cures. Delray Holistic Therapy is the place for solutions.
Therapy & counseling are not medical specialties. I don't look for illnesses, and I don't attempt to "cure" you. If problems that trouble you vanish quickly and permanently, then I have done my job well.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Ask how long treatment will take, and an estimate of the total charge. Hourly fees are meaningless unless you know approximately how many hours therapy will require. My clients need just 2 to 5 sessions. Sometimes just one. Yes, really. I have no long-term clients, because I often ask clients if they've gotten what they wanted and if it's time to fire me! The sooner you do, the sooner I'll know that I succeeded, because you no longer have any reason to see me or any other counselor.