If you want to receive an immediate understanding
about why you shoplift, discuss your upcoming
court case or wish to discuss a personal issue that is
troubling you which may be related to your shoplifting
behavior, you can speak confidentially to an experienced,
Coach from our national non-profit organization.
Your Personal Coach will listen to your story, answer your
questions, offer explanations and recommend a focus for
you which can change your perspective, influence your court
case, speed up your recovery and help resolve the shoplifting
issue for you.
|If you are a parent or
spouse, sibling, other family member or
even just a friend of someone who shoplifts and would
like to learn more about how you can help your loved one,
you too may schedule a confidential session with a Personal
What is a telephone coaching session all
A telephone coaching session focuses on the following issues
- A description (by you) of your current situation.
- Questions asked (by your Coach) to help him/her
better understand your “special situation.”
- An explanation (by your Coach) of why people
(who are not career criminals) shoplift in stores and how
your “special situation” has led to your shoplifting
- Your response to your Coach’s understanding
- Recommendations (by your Coach) of what you
can do now to help influence your court case ( if you have
a current charge pending ), prevent a future incident and
specifically, where you can go to receive different kinds
of confidential self-help and support services whenever
you think you need them.
What are the credentials of a Personal Coach?
Your Personal Coach will always be either a certified psychologist
with a Ph.D. degree who is trained and experienced in helping
people with a shoplifting problem, or Mr. Peter Berlin, the
founder of Shoplifters Anonymous and NASP, who has volunteered
to conduct several sessions each month. For more information
on Mr. Berlin’s background click to go to The
How long is Telephone Coaching?
Telephone Coaching and Support can usually be completed
in 1 or 2 sixty (60) minute sessions.
How do I get started and is there a cost?
We recommend that you get started with only one 60 minute
session and then if you want to continue, you may choose to
do so. If you schedule a 60 minute session but wish to stop
after 30 minutes, you will pay for only a 30 minute session.
Yes, there is a cost. However, as a non-profit organization
we strive to keep our fees low. All our fees are designed
to cover only the basic cost of providing the service.
- The cost for a 30 minute session is $55
- The cost for a 60 minute session is $85
To help you (and your Coach) learn more about you, we recommend
that you complete the FREE Self-Assessment in this National
Self-Help & Support Center BEFORE your Coaching session.
When are coaching sessions conducted? How do I sign-up
for my coaching session?
Coaching dates and times are posted on this website at least
one month in advance, on or before the first day of the prior
month. (For example, October’s schedule will be posted
on or before September 1.) Click
here for available dates and times. To schedule a coaching
session, click on the date and time you want and it will take
you directly to the simple Registration Form.
While it is important not to miss a coaching session, we recognize
and accept that people may have to postpone or cancel a session.
The following Cancellation Policy will help allow the Coach
to reassign the time which was previously assigned to you
or help compensate the Coach for times he cannot reassign.
- Sessions postponed or canceled more than 48 hours in
advance - No Fee
- Sessions postponed or canceled less than 48 hours in
advance - $30 Fee
- Sessions postponed or canceled 3 or more times - $30
- Sessions not postponed or canceled but missed - Full
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