Below are some comments from a few clients. I hope it gives you an idea of what professional counseling & therapy might be like for you. Enjoy!
I want to thank you for your guidance. In our 4 brief visits I caught a glimpse of myself, and it is a very powerful tool for change. Like seeing oneself on closed circuit TV — the interactive kind — where one can consciously forge a new path as you stumble away from the old, worn one. The thoughts, "homework", you gave me serve as powerful reminders of where I began, and I review them often to reinforce where I'm at now, and where I'm headed.
One never knows where one will end up, but I'm truly enjoying the ride more now.
Good morning! I started my day thinking how grateful I am that the Lord brought you into my life. You are truly a blessing, and your guidance and participation in my healing has been a gift that I will always treasure. I am a different person than I was when I first got to know you, and my marriage is on much more solid footing, too! Thank you for your investment in me and your care and concern for me. It has meant more than I can express.
May God continue to bless you always
First of all I want to THANK-You for giving me my daughter back.
She had been seeing a counselor for 3 months and was not getting any better with her social anxiety problems. Exasperated, I asked a friend if she knew of anyone good who might help my daughter. She referred us to you.
In our first telephone conversation you had mentioned that my daughter would need help in person, and I wanted to schedule 6 sessions in advance. But you said, since she was a young teenager, she might be helped in 3 sessions, but that we could re-evaluate after 3 sessions.
I was in disbelief, because I had mentioned she hadn't been helped in 3 months of therapy, but I had faith in my friend's faith in you.
Well, after the 3rd session, my daughter was cured of her social anxiety. For me this was a happy miracle. Before she wouldn't considered talking to people or say hi to anyone outside the family, even kids her own age. However, after her 3rd session with you, she was talking to everybody. As if the social anxiety was never a problem.
I asked my daughter what happened, and she said you helped her see what early childhood incidents factored into making her so anxious, and that she was able to get some healing with those tough incidents with the EMDR style of therapy. Julie it is wonderful to have a carefree daughter back in the house. And guess what? She even has a boyfriend now that we really like. It's hard to believe.
Thank-you so much.
Comments by Client AC
When I first came to see you, my wife had decided she wasn't in love with me anymore.
She suddenly wanted to leave me after 20 years of marriage, and all I could think about was what happened, and how could I have not seen this coming, and how could I put this marriage back together.
Ours was a tough situation because unbeknownst to me at the time when I first came to your office to see you, my wife was having an affair. As you know, I found out the hard way. But despite all that, I still wanted to reconcile and get my wife back if it was at all possible. Julie there were times I really thought it was definitely over.
Well, after several months of therapy with you for both my wife, and me we were able to put things back together. The emotional ups and downs were so tough and dealing with the issues in counseling that got us there was tough too. But we hung in there and so did you. You helped us learn how to love each other. It's now 2 years later, and I am so grateful for the help you offered us, and we have such a happy marriage now. It was well worth every penny to save my marriage. Julie thanks again.
Comments by Client EG
My wife and I wanted to both thank you for the awesome help you gave us in working through our marital challenges.
Without your efforts and counseling techniques (EMDR) we probably would not be together today. The costs of divorce are extreme. When you consider all the negative factors, your help in keeping our family together was the best value of all.
Comments by Client JK
I can't tell you how many times I've meant to call you and just let you know how much my husband and I have appreciated the help you offered to us. I apologize for just disappearing on you, it's just that we have been doing so well now. We have been meaning to contact you and let you know how much your help had benefited us.
I wish I could put my finger on exactly what you did that helped, but I think it was just your caring, and understanding nature that made it easy for us to talk to you. You also helped us see each other through more caring eyes.
I finally feel I have that special relationship with my husband I always wanted. Although things are not perfect, I couldn't ask for a more loving and reassuring husband. Which is something I really need.
Thanks for putting us on the right road. You are thought of fondly, and I hope all is well with you and your family.
Comments by Client DO
Thank you so much for all of your help when dealing with my anxiety/panic attacks. Before I came to you, I spent endless days and nights wondering why I had such a high level of anxiety, which always resulted in a panic attack.
It was comforting to speak with someone with your level of knowledge and experience. As a result, you were able to help me recognize the thoughts, past experiences, and behavior as to why I was having the anxiety.
During our several face-to-face talks, I learned how to "deal with myself" and how to cope with these issues. I have finally begun to deal with this so well, that now, I no longer have any panic attacks. Many thanks again!!
Comments by Client MG