Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Date: 2/3/1999

How many sessions will it take?

This, of course, depends on what the presenting issue is. The overall average is between 2 and 8 sessions.  Some people need more sessions because of the following factors...  First, how much do you want to accomplish?  For example, do you want to reduce the social phobia to a tolerable level, or do you want to eliminate it completely? Second, there may be multiple issues that have to be dealt with. Often, these other issues emerge only later on in the therapy. Third, how motivated are you to change?   Most people do want to change, but they also have some resistance to changing. As miserable as they may be, there is a certain comfort in the familiar-- and this can slow down the therapeutic process.

Is NLP effective for my problem?

There have been studies done that conclude that all therapies are effective most of the time. Even though it has been demonstrated that different therapies can be more effective in certain areas than others, more important than the type of therapy is how well you and I interact in the sessions.  

What are your rates?

A standard 50 minute session is 300 NIS (New Israeli Shekel) or $90 (United States Dollars).For young teens and children the session is shorter (usually 30 or 40 minutes) and the fee is reduced accordingly.  For coaching, the appointments are often shorter and the fee is reduced accordingly. 

How do I know if I should schedule an appointment--or try to work things out by myself?

You should schedule and appointment if:  1) Your issue is interfering with your ability to function as you would want.  Or, you are in pain and it is affecting your well-being. Plus 2) you have tried to deal with it by yourself and have not made any significant progress.   

Is NLP suitable for religious Jews?

Yes. Here is how I look at it:  NLP is like carpentry... The Torah commands us to sit in a Succah for seven days in the month of Tishrei.  In order to fulfill the Mitzvah I have to know the many laws involved which include the building of the walls.   In addition to the laws about the building of the walls, I also have to know something about which types of wood to select, sawing the wood, hammering nails, etc.  In order to learn these carpentry skills I can go to any carpenter who is good at his trade; the carpenter who will teach me these skills need not be a religious Jew.  Once I have learned these carpentry skills I can use them to build my Succah according to the Halacha.

NLP is not a religion or a philosophy. It does not dictate what I should or should not be doing with my life; that is a personal decision that I must make. I can use NLP to help myself overcome personal difficulties that prevent me from living my life the way the way I have chosen. 

What are your credentials?

In 1996 I began studying NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and became certified as a Practitioner in 1997 and as a Master-Practitioner in 1998 and opened a private practice.   In 1999 I began teaching seminars and workshops.  I chose an experienced Clinical Psychologist to be my supervisor and consultant.  In addition, I studied privately with him. I have been a Yeshiva Rebbe and counseling students for almost 30 years.  

Can women make appointments to see you?

Yes--except for problems relating to sexuality where I see men only.

 

To schedule an appointment contact me by phone: 052-763 7029 or by email: shlomokory@gmail.com 

 

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