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6 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
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George MacIlwinen is the Horse Whisperer of young adults struggling to find their footing in their transition to adulthood. Our son had a history of difficult medical problems in childhood that prevented him from achieving developmental milestones and left him as an anxious young adult, depressed, over-medicated and isolated. Over the years we ran through many therapists and programs and our son had grown skeptical of their effectiveness. All that changed when we met George MacIlwinen. George's contributions to our son's life and our family's life are so extensive, it would take pages to catalog them. First and foremost, George understood our son like no one had before, he understood the trauma that our son had experienced and the gaps in his development. Most important, he saw our son's potential and his prospects for a good future. Therapeutically, George is a creative and independent thinker. He has an over-arching philosophy, but within that he is adaptive. For our son he followed a holistic approach incorporating experiential therapy and psychotherapy together with a strong emphasis on healthy life habits including reduced medications, physical fitness and diet. He has also been especially proactive in helping our son develop social skills. Personally, George is calm, empathetic and friendly. He's genuine with an easy smile. He is an excellent listener; he's insightful. George models the healthy behavioral habits that he advocates. He's a natural mentor and educator and has provided invaluable counseling and guidance to our son and to us. George MacIlwinen is an amazing therapist. Meeting him has been one of the single best things that has ever happened to our family. It's a great pleasure to recommend him to you.Aug 4, 2015
George MacIlwinen is a compassionate, caring and highly skilled therapist with extraordinary insights into ways to improve his clients self-awareness and interpersonal skills. George is clearly well trained, but his approach is not sterile or clinical in the sense of rehearsed or stale responses. Instead, he is an excellent listener and observer who develops his comments and observations patently, delivering his insights carefully and without causing his clients to react defensively. As with the best in his profession, he leads others to see a path rather than passively listening without direction or becoming too assertive or controlling. I would highly recommend George for those seeking to address psycho-social issues that interfere with ones potential, life fulfillment, and personal and professional relationshipsJul 28, 2015
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?I chose between a Business/MBA or Psychology degrees. I knew that my heart was in working with humans relationally/emotionally/spiritually and the field of counseling/health was the way to do that effectively.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Psychotherapy, counseling, life coach, fitness/strength personal training.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?Psychotherapy works. Patients do get better, long-term. The manner and training of the psychotherapist is important to this process.