We can work by phone or Skype, wherever you are.
In New York City, we can also meet in my office.
See: About Serge Prengel
See also specifics for:
Life Change Coaching | Feel Stuck? | Career Change | Manage Stress
Psychotherapy | Couples Counseling | Anger Management
Following are some frequently asked questions:
What is a session like?
Obviously, there is no such thing as a "typical" or "standard" session.
It depends on what you're dealing with. Fine, you say... but you still
want to know. OK. Here are some descriptions:
- journalist describes
communication coaching with me
- radio interview
about couple counseling
- radio interview about meaning of dreams
The above descriptions cover only a fraction of the variety of ways
a session can be conducted. But there is a common point to all sessions:
My role is to help you see things in a different way, to "get it" in
such a way that you're going to be able to do things differently.
Are you licensed?
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor (New York State)
- Licensed Psychoanalyst (New York State)
Where is your office?
119 W 57th St - Suite 918
New York, NY 10019
This location is convenient to both East Side and West
How long is a session?
A session lasts 53 minutes (e.g. 10 AM to 10:53 AM).
How much does it cost?
For corporate work (consulting, training, executive coaching), the fee is $650 per hour, with a minimum fee based on the project.
For individuals (and couples), the fee depends on when the session takes place.
The lowest fee ($260 for a 53-minute session) is at
10 or 11 AM, and 2, 3 or 4 PM.
The following times are occasionally possible:
- 8 AM: $390
8 PM: $490
- Weekend: $650
Phone sessions: The cost is based on my time zone , not yours.
in New York: Eastern Standard Time.
Returning clients: Your fee is halfway between what you used to pay and the current fee. For instance: You used to pay $240 at 10 am; the current fee at 10 am is $260; you pay $250.
How do I pay?
Use a personal check or company check.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Is this tax-deductible?
Coaching fees may be tax-deductible, as expenses of continuing education undertaken to maintain and improve
business and professional skills. Please consult your
Is this covered by insurance?
I do not bill your insurance. You pay me upfront, and you then submit your claim to your insurance.
My services would only be covered by your insurance if your plan allows you to use out-of-network providers. To check with your insurance whether my
services as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor are covered (and how much of the fee is covered), call Customer Care (this phone number should be listed on your insurance card).
Please note that your insurance may only cover in-office sessions, as opposed to phone or Skype sessions.
How do I know this is what I'm looking for?
If you're interested, the next step is to see how well we can work
together: Will I really help you make the changes you need?
It's easy to see for yourself: contact me for a free consultation, a 10- to 15-minute phone conversation. See contact info below.
Use the online form
to tell me about you. I'll call you for your free
phone consultation, usually within a day or two.
If you prefer, you can call me directly, at
If I can't take your call right then, I'll call you back at a mutually
Do you do groups? workshops? public speaking?
Yes, to all three categories.
I have been running groups on many issues such as feeling stuck, changing habits, coping with divorce... My office (NYC) is comfortable for groups of 4 to 8 people. If you can form a personal growth group with friends and acquaintances, please contact me.
I also conduct experiential lectures and workshops (half-day, full day and multi-day), in New York City as well as in other settings. If you want to organize such an event, please contact me.