I know it can be a difficult decision for some people to enter counseling. Below are some testimonials from former clients that have been in treatment with me. I hope their words help you to make the best decision for you.
"Working with Melanie has been a life changing experience. The changes are more widespread than I would have ever imagined. Melanie introduced me to the tools that I needed to take care of my emotional health and supported me patiently as I learned to use them."
"I cannot say enough regarding Melanie's counseling skills and ability to reassure and comfort me when I was on the brink. Melanie proved to be a lifesaver when I found myself in dire straits after my marriage fell apart. I can't thank her enough for helping me through this difficult and life changing time. I am excited to say I am happier than ever thanks in large part to Melanie." Service Category: Psychotherapy Year first hired: 2005 Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity."
"I have to tell you, this past year went so well for Kira. She Graduated!! She didn’t get one E or D on any of her report cards. She also made some really wonderful and meaningful friendships. She worked at a Pizza place, Dolly’s, for about 9 months, and did a wonderful job being there on all her scheduled days. And she just recently obtained her Driver’s License. She really came into her own. I loved watching it all unfold. She had a smile on her face more often and was truly a pleasure to have around. I will miss her tremendously. We really became close. The only thing I wish we had more of was TIME. I can’t get over it. I know that in time I will be okay, but I will miss, on a daily basis, her insight, her laughter and her willingness to really be there for me or anyone. I know for a fact that she will do so great in the Air Force. She seemed to really want this and handled it all with such maturity."
"Thank you for being there for her. The changes in her have a lot to do with your attention and willingness to really listen to her. She was reaching and you were there to help her look deeper into herself- you made her feel so worth it. For that I will always hold you in high regard, and will never forget you. Thank you again."
"Working with Melanie has been a life changing experience. When I began counseling, Melanie’s unwavering faith in my ability to heal gave me the strength to continue moving forward until I was able to hold that faith for myself. Her calming and non-judgmental demeanor made it possible for me to bring some very difficult emotional issues into the open. I have learned to look at many aspects of my life in new and healthier ways. The changes are more widespread than I would have ever imagined. Melanie introduced me to the tools that I needed to take care of my emotional health and supported me patiently as I learned to use them."
"As the year is winding down I am reflecting about all that I am grateful for. I wanted to share my gratitude with you. I hope you know how highly I value your skills and support. I think that you are a very gifted therapist and I hope you realize how much of an impact you have had on the way I view myself and the world. I feel like I have grown so much during our time together and in the past year I am feeling like I am really starting to enjoy the benefits of all of our hard work. I am going into 2009 feeling excited and curious about where continued growth will lead me."
"Things are going really well. The anxiety I had over leaving therapy went away after a week or two. I still have challenging days, but not anything that I can't handle. I can't thank you enough. I know you might feel like you are just doing your job, but it really is so much more than that when you are the one on "the couch". I had a lot that I needed to work through, but I think I also needed to see that there are people in the world that can be trusted. It took me time, but eventually I felt that I could trust you. It was definitely a life changing experience."