The National Center For Men provides telephone consultations by advocate-counselors experienced in a variety of issues of concern to men.
Counseling is strictly confidential.
Our approach is to help you in a way that is both practical and supportive. We offer expert analysis of your problems and we look for creative solutions. Consultations are thorough and usually intense. We cover a lot of ground in two hours.
You can find more information about NCM advocacy-counseling on our Counseling Information Page.
The fee for counseling is not tax-deductible because it is a fee for services rendered, not a charitable contribution. We charge for our services so that we will survive to counsel people who will need our help next year and the year after that. When you retain NCM, you will be getting valuable help for yourself at the same time you will be helping others.
Our counseling service is usually overbooked and there may be a delay of a week or two before you will get to speak to an NCM counselor. If you need urgent assistance, please call us when you enroll and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Fee ScheduleWe offer three kinds of initial consultations, priced at $180, $120 or $75.
The fee for our customary, initial consultation is $180. This includes the time we spend reviewing documents, case histories and summaries you send to us, a two hour telephone conference for you with an experienced NCM advocate-counselor, and one follow-up conference. We request a small, tax-deductible donation of $15 in addition to your initial counseling fee but you do not have to make a donation to receive NCM counseling. You may omit the donation, if you wish. There is never an additional charge for document review or a follow-up consultation. Additional consultations beyond the follow-up, if you require them, will be billed at $90 for sessions which will last at least one-hour.
The fee for an initial consultation of about two hours, without an extensive, prior document review or a follow-up, is $120. If you choose this consultation, you are encouraged to send us a detailed e-mail summary of your concerns and questions, along with a narrative history. We recommend this option if you have a new case or if you want our help with problems or issues not connected to any specific case. (You can also schedule an "intake-only" session with us if you don't want to prepare an e-mail summary... call for details.)
A shorter consultation for a reduced fee of $75 is also available if you want a more informal session. We don't prepare informal sessions in advance. They are appropriate if you already have a handle on your problem but have a few remaining questions you want to discuss with us or if you could benefit from a more general discussion of men's issues. Lower rates are available for our clients with low incomes. Call our office.
When sending documents, please send us reasonably sized e-mail attachments or mail documents to NCM at 117 Pauls Path #531, Coram, NY 11727. Include a SASE if you want your documents returned.
Once you have completed your enrollment on this page, please use our contact form to send us case summaries and your contact information, including your telephone number. Documents and other attachments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will call you within a few days of our receiving your material to schedule a telephone conference at your convenience.
If you live in the New York metropolitan area, we can make referrals to excellent NCM attorneys. Please let us know if you will want a referral. (NCM counseling is not a substitute for the representation or advice you can get from a lawyer.)
Do you have questions about our advocacy-counseling? We encourage you to call our office before you enroll. Call us at 631-476-2115, M-F from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, eastern time.