2. Echoes of the Soul Couples & Family Counselor
- 14 years in business
- 58 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Santee, CA
"I initially contacted Dr Verna to help with marriage counseling. I have been to several therapists over my 50 plus years for a variety of reasons. I had been frustrated with the way counseling is handled through insurance companies. Counselors move to a different practice, leaving me to start with a new therapists. An hour never seemed like enough time with previous counselors.
The we found Dr. Verna and her husband working as a team. This was perfect for our situation. Ours was very complicated. Blended family issues, mental illness and violence from stepson, damage from parent alienation..... the list goes on. Frankly, it was quite a mess. We had all been scarred. We were not thriving. We had a lot of open wounds.
Dr. Verna got right to the heart of the matter. She could see that we often needed more than an hour and made sure that we had more time if needed, 2 hours sometimes. It was so helpful to not be cut off due to the "clock"ticking in a crucial moment.
We are still in the process of family counseling. My 15-year old daughter recently had an episode at school. she was triggered by past issues and was finally realized she needed therapy. She was adamant about not wanting to talk to a therapist about anything! (I tried...she refused)
Then she met Dr. Verna. She connected so quickly with her. Hugs all around. My daughter was so comfortable in their loving home environment verses the typical clinical setting. I feel like I am witnessing a miracle. Dr. Verna is an Angel here on Earth. WE are still working through some important issues and will continue until we have healed.
Paying out of pocket (not going through insurance) has saved us both time and money. As I mentioned, I have been through therapy before. I have made more progress in a shorter amount of time than the traditional route. Dr. Verna and her husband have been a life saver for our family. A, D, and S"