"I came for therapy when I felt like my life was going in a downward spiral. I was suffering a hard breakup, loss of a job, could not afford to continue my education, and had to move in with my family because I had no where else to go. I had no one to talk to, and started to feel depressed. I googled therapy, and the city I lived in, and started to check out websites of therapists. When I came across your website, I saw your friendly and warm smile, so I decided to contact you for an appointment.
Since meeting with you, my life feels like it has more direction and is back on track. I'm starting to figure out who I am and what I'm all about. It's definitely a process, but I feel that my life has turned around since I began counseling. I feel that I have a more positive outlook on life, and more direction. Kei you've been extremely kind and helpful to me. I have found it incredibly easy to talk to you, and be open. I find your approach at counseling effective, and enjoy the challenges and suggestions you give me." S.H.
After saying “I do” for the second time around I expected that life would be happy and easier. I was completely unprepared for the difficult and daunting task of blending families. When we came to you I was at my wits end struggling with step-children, my own teenage children and even my new spouse. I was very low and didn’t know where to turn!
From the first call you immediately put me at ease that what our family was experiencing was normal and treatable. Your balanced approach and sunny disposition made us all feel comfortable about opening up and sharing the issues we were experiencing.
We are now working on ways to better relate to one another. With your guidance our communication has improved 10 fold and my stress level has dramatically decreased. I know we have more work to do but I definitely feel that we are on the right path.
Thank you Kei! D.B.
Wanting change was what brought me to you. Waking up down and sad with a negative perspective was wearing on me and the people around me. I needed help processing my feelings despite a very devastating event in my family. I felt alone and emotionally exhausted. It was difficult for me to make the decision to finally talk to someone but I am eternally grateful to my fiance for encouraging me to meet with you. It certainly hasn't been easy, but I'm learning to listen to myself and learning that I can give out positivity and optimism.
Kei, thank you so much for listening to me, teaching me and most importantly, empowering me to change! J.R.
We initially came to therapy because we were at a point where we couldn't talk to each other. We had a major communication problem and needed help understanding each others perspectives. We needed to be on the same page but at the time we weren't even reading the same book. It was an extremely stressful time for us both.
With therapy, we are learning to really HEAR each other, listen to what the other person is saying, empathize and understand that there are ways to handle things so that we both can have all the things we want from our marriage. I think we were both surprised how quickly there was progress. The sessions make sense to both of us. The therapeutic assignments are something we can both commit to and feel comfortable practicing outside of our sessions.
We had gone to another therapist previously and although there was progress, it never really helped. Thank you Kei for your logical and rational guidance. It has helped us tremendously. We are talking again and feel less stress in the marriage. NB/NB
My husband walked in one day and said he wanted a divorce. This was a completely and utterly devastating experience. I had never in my life felt so weak, so low, and in such pain. After weeks of depression and an inability to get myself "together" I realized I needed to seek out professional help as soon as possible.
Therapy has given me a safe place to talk about my feelings and experiences without judgement. I've learned through therapy how to use this event as an opportunity to learn about healthy and unhealthy patterns in relationships. I'm learning to love and trust myself again through this process.
Kei your friendly nature and genuine sense of empathy make it easy to open up. I appreciate your giving me a fresh perspective on my "stories" and how you challenge me to want better for myself. AH
I want to thank you for everything that you've done for me.
I know that you're not a medical doctor and you didn't physically save my life. But, I feel that you have helped me save my emotional life.
With your help, I had a safe & confidential place to work out my thoughts & feelings in which I was able to do the hard work and come to my own conclusions on what was the right thing to do. I also am thankful that you asked me the hard questions, but at the same time, didn't always provide me the answers (even though at the time, I wanted someone else to tell me what to do) -- I had to provide the answers myself, and as a result I was able to develop the confidence that no problem, no issue was impossible to solve & overcome.
Of course, I expect that life will continue to throw challenges my way, but for once, I have hope & confidence in myself to overcome these challenges, and most importantly, not be afraid to ask for help when I need it.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart. MF
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