We brought our our then teenage daughter to Dr. Gluck after I gave the third degree questions to his staff to find out exactly what his claim were in this area, and based on my daughters issues what he can do for her etc. His staff guaranteed me that he has treated all the issues my daughter had and that it would take only 1 to 5 sessions but the average was 2-3 sessions. At $325 a session, with it not being covered under insurance, this was a big investment but worth it if it worked.
First session I went in with my daughter to go into detail about her issues and hear from him what he felt he can do etc. He spent the session smooshing us and physically complementing us and calling my daughter princess and showing us the photos of his daughters and his beloved dead wife who died of breast cancer. Everything felt fake but we were desperate for help and my daughter said he seemed really nice and wanted to try and continue. I told her dad that Dr. Gluck made all these promises like he was God himself and was oozingly wonderful but I got a weird feeling in the pit of my stomach. My husband said he is not for helping me but for our daughter and if she felt comfortable then that was all that mattered. I was out numbered so I took her to each session and paid very close attention. My daughter shared with Dr. Gluck how I felt about him during their 3rd session, and he told her he did not give a crap what I thought he only cares about her. He continued to undermine me to her to the point that he was creating a rift between her and I.
Along with this, he was talking to my daughter very sexually and she was only a teenager. He told her point blank that she needed to get laid. My daughter told me this because he felt it was a bit creepy but then defended Dr. Gluck saying he tries to be her friend and maybe he is just trying to be cool and on her age group level. I told my husband that this was highly inappropriate and unprofessional, after all she is in there alone with him and he is supposedly hypnotizing her. My daughter told me she never feels hypnotized but that Dr. Gluck promises her in every session that he will cure her, she just needs to keep coming back and he will cure her 100%. After months of weekly therapy, and thousands of dollars, my daughter herself told me she figured out, on her own, that he is nothing but a scam artist as she caught in him so many lies and stories he told and that he would then tell more stories that contradicted his other stories. When she told him he is not helping her as promised he told her she needed medication and he can send her to a Doctor who he uses to dispense prescriptions to his "patients". My daughter questioned his suggestion for pharmaceuticals when he said he can cure her with hypnosis and that there is never a need for pharmaceuticals. He said she needs them and they will make her feel much better and he would sit with her while she takes her first pill and help her through it.
I can go on and on about all that he did to where I think he is a scam artist, fraud criminal, sexual predator, a liar and a whole lot more. He did say he had a bunch of degrees and was giving my daughter psychotherapy as well 10 minutes of hypnosis at the end of every session. He also told us about his regular Victoria Secret models who come to him. This was not a case of a failed experience but something a lot more sinister. I use the word sinister literally. This guy is actually sick in the head. He knows what he is doing. He preys on the desperate and vulnerable. He makes promises and holds the carrot of wellness in front of their nose. He figured out just how to get vulnerable people to spend $325 for a 50 minute session week after week after week. He is a master manipulator. He needs to be in prison...hard core prison.
Oh and for those who don't know it, he also started a dating business where he claims to have 30 plus years of 'personality profiling' and is capable of matching people to find their perfect match. Also claiming to use his own patient data base since it is his patients asking him to match him up with other patients. Highly doubtful but he put a full page ad in the New York magazine. not sure his dating service ever took off but this guy is all over the place, and each time he claims a whole new set of degrees and expertise that looks good for that new venture. 30 years of clinical hypnosis claiming to have put in more clinical hours then anyone in the world (how would he even know that?) then he has 30 years experience in clinical personality profiling for his new dating service. You get the point. By he way, if you see a good review, I would bet money on it that it is fake. He is behind it.