I believe the best commentaries come directly from the people with whom I’ve worked. Here are some client testimonials (updated regularly):
"Thank you is too small a word for all your great contribution to my life and growth. It brings me to tears typing this up and thinking of all you have done for me, and all I have done for myself to get to this paradise." M
"I wanted to track you down 18 years later to thank you. You were extremely helpful to my family in our grief - encouraging us to set up traditions to honor ____. We have kept those traditions going. Please know that, on this family, you made a most wonderful impact." F
"it's too bad that there is only one of you...I had amazing treatment. I've had many therapists and you were by far the best." T
"How can I share how much your help and guidance has improved my happiness and well being over the years? My time with you is the greatest investment in my growth and development." J
"When I first came to you I was desperate for help with my anxiety and panic attacks. The tools you taught me are now part of my everyday life and help me so much to cope with my anxiety. You are a gift to anyone you work with..." M
"Our relationship is much stronger since we began our work with you. We now know fighting is okay, as long as we do it in a healthy way. We have more work to do, but we feel confident we'll get there with your help. Thanks." T & R
"Thank you for being there and supporting our mom as she struggled with cancer. Your support, friendship, and laughter brought light into a dark part of her life. You were an angel watching over her. Your visit to the hospital brought her comfort during her last moments. You meant the world to her." S & W
"I've seen other mental health professionals but Chris, by far, helped me more than anyone else. Her warmth and compassion created a safe place to share and explore my feelings. Using her ability to recognize underlying issues she often suggested how I might reframe my thinking of events, which was particularly helpful. I would highly recommend her to anyone...."
"Our family respects you for the incredible contribution you made to our lives. Know that you are leaving a great legacy of helping so many. Our work is done and we will miss you. We recommend you to anyone. Thank you."
"My heartfelt thanks...for showing me the little girl hiding inside, for showing me the hurt I never felt, and for helping me make a way out into a wonderful new life filled with friends. My life is so much richer now." S
"Your boundary exercises were profound. I was homeless in my body for all of my life. You helped me find a home within. Words cannot adequately express my gratitude." N
"Chris worked with me for months and I was able to solve and deal with the issues going on in my life. I cannot thank her enough. She takes her time and is empathetic and patient..."
"Thank you for helping me. Your words kept me going. I hadn't laughed in a long time. I wouldn't be in this positive place without your help, your willingness to stay with me." A
"I hid from life for so long I didn't know how to do anything else. Today, I make different choices. I'm clean, working on quality relationships, and going after my dreams. I've gone back to school for my doctorate, and I see hope in my future. You were the reason this was all possible." P
"I feel strong, centered, balanced, calm, peaceful. I learned how to react differently. I am thankful everyday that you were in my life." L
"I started very reluctantly and defensively. Once trust was established, I wanted to see the therapist every day!" T
"I never realized therapy could bring out my laughter. I was in so much pain. You reminded me how to laugh again." K
"I thought I'd let you know I am following the career path we discussed. I am in an accelerated program and loving it. I truly believe I was meant to follow this path. You pushed me hard to challenge myself, and your guidance, support, and encouragement have given me a more fulfilling life. I was meant to do this, and I know I will thrive in this career." T
"Chris helped me work through two devastating life events. Not only did she teach me new coping skills, she guided me away from maladaptive thinking and the negative responses to triggers...I am grateful to Chris for helping me embrace the good things that life has to offer. I have already recommended her to others." ANON
"..thank you for everything you have done, shown me, taught me, and taking the time to help me. Thank you is not enough to express the gratitude I have..." V
"I don't know if you'll ever know what a difference you've made in my life. Yeah, probably I could have made it on my own, but it would have been much harder. You helped me find my confidence and showed me how to believe in myself. There's been no greater gift." V
"I am happier than I've ever been and content knowing that I can deal with life's adventures with grace and ease. You helped me build those skills. You were the perfect blend of kind acceptance, questioning, cheering, validating, and kick-my-butt. Until next we meet... E
"Chris was wonderful to work with. I felt safe and comfortable very quickly. We prioritized issues and re-visited them frequently to make sure we were on track. When I considered whether to delve into a lot of childhood issues she helped me work thru whether it would be helpful for me. She introduced a lot of new information and coping techniques that were unfamiliar to me but have been very helpful."