"I can recognize and accept the pain that is with me, but it doesn’t control me and doesn’t stop me from feeling happy."
"Encourages me to disagree… Reassures me that I can voice dissension or a need if I want to."
"Checks in to make sure something is working or okay with me…Checks to see if something is doing any good."
"[2 years later] the depression is pretty much gone. It took a while to dissipate."
"Great knowledge of a variety of topics ranging from geeky to political to expressive and everything in between."
"Our relationship wouldn't be where it is now without you. Thank you so much."
"During this critical period - which has been marked by loss and change - he has helped me to identify self-defeating patterns of thought, enabling me to develop and reinforce healthier narratives for understanding my life. In my experience, he consistently strives to tailor therapy to suit the patient. While it is clear he uses appropriate evidence-based approaches in therapy, he does so with a manner that never feels clinical. On a personal level, he is incredibly empathetic and has developed a keen insight for how I experience my life. This has gone a long way in establishing a foundation of trust that has been essential as I confronted some very difficult issues.
"My body language or emotions are pointed out in a positive or neutral way. There’s not really a value judgment placed on how I’m holding myself… usually I asked to confirm if there is a guess made about what I’m thinking/feeling."
"Organized, empathetic, easy to get ahold of."
"[My son] is expressing himself more and is improving in his moods."