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Judge Rob provided wedding officiant service during our daughter's marriage. Though ours is an Asian style (Indian) wedding, he threw in a different dimension and we were all happy the way he performed the ceremony. He was very friendly and courteous enough to join us also for lunch. Most of our Indian friends were conversing with him after the ceremony and I am sure they will hire Judge Rob for their son's and daughter's marriages. I would strongly recommend Judge Rob to anyone for providing wedding officiant service.
My husband and I needed help with a few issues in our marriage, we have never been to counseling, therapy or coaching and I didn't know what to expect. Matthew made me feel so relax and with only one session I was able to get everything that I was holding back out of my system, he helped me translate to words what I was feeling and didn't know how to express to my spouse. Im very grateful to Matthew and highly recommend him.
God’s timing is a mystery and after a experiencing a long season of suffering, suddenly my circumstances changed when God connected me to Michael Armfield, a spirit-filled, life coach whose skilled advice is guiding me toward restoration. My story is not unique. Like many women, I was emotionally ravaged by a one-sided divorce that ended a 20 year marriage. Consequently, I suffered, having a “good day” followed by “bad days”. I have spent the better part of ten years trying to reconcile my shattered self-image and regain a sense of self-worth. Recently, I reached a tipping point and, finally fed up with the dead-end, deja-vu cycle of self-loathing, over-eating and persistently negative mind-set, I finally realized that I was poisoning my very own existence and God-given potentiality. My negative view of my world and failure to move on with life has exhausted the emotions of all my dear family members and closest friends. My children encouraged me to seek council, which I resisted because I wanted GOD to fix my emotions, finances and waistline. Recently, I began counseling with Michael and, as a result of his astute advice and weekly “homework”, I am finally walking through the graveyard of my past instead of living there day-to-day. His wise counsel and guidance have created a much-needed positive shift in my negative view of the world. I am experiencing the lifting of a mighty burden and starting to live in the NOW. Gratefully, I am recognizing the slow but certain healing of my mind, will and emotions. Sending heartfelt thanks to Michael and Gateway Counseling.
I can't describe how awesome my first session was! We clicked right away and I know she is the right therapist for me. I am extremely excited for my future sessions.
I've never had an experience like I just did with Dr. Ransen. My husband and I have seen quite a number of marriage therapists over our 43 years together. This one initial session with Dr. Ransen helped us more as a couple, and me as an individual,than months and months of past sessions with other therapists.
Robin is an outstanding marriage counselor. She is professional, insightful, knowledgeable and compassionate. We have worked individually as well as in a couples session. We continue to see her as it has proven to be very helpful. I would and DO highly recommend her.
I have known Paul for the last 27 years; first meeting him as a therapist when my ex-husband and I left our church after a Congregational dispute with the husband/wife pastors. Through the years he counselled our daughter after she was sexually abused at 10 by our neighbor. He was our marriage counselor and unfortunately through no fault of Paul's my ex and I were divorced on our 32 wedding anniversary. I finally went back to the church we left after the dispute because they had called Paul as their pastor. Paul is a very caring man, in the position of pastor or therapist. Paul is a very special man in my eyes and in my heart. He saved me my sanity.
Fr. Paul performed our marriage and baptized both our children in the Catholic faith. Each ceremony was lovely. We feel blessed to have had these meaningful experiences with him. He is a very kind and genuine person.
My wife and I are thrilled with Ruth. She has given our marriage a huge lift. We had been movingb in a very negative direction for the past few years and tried marriage counseling before but without any success. Ruth has a very unique way of helping us open up our communication and it has been great.
Excellent therapist. She is currently working on me and my wife so we can better are marriage.
Art is a very professional and kind. I worked with him as a patient a few years ago and felt his style to very calm and unthreatening. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a compassionate therapist.
I found her by the grace of God . She saved our marriage .. We now have a better marriage then we thought we could have . She has taught both my husband and I how to really love each other and communicate our feelings . She also helped us with other issues that were destroying our marriage ..and got through to my husband which I never thought would happen . She saw me many times alone and really helped me to understand myself . We are still in therapy not as often as we were . My husband actually looks forward to going.. We know if we slip we can see her and we come out of her office feeling renewed .. Thank you Riana..
My husband and I were fortunate to receive Pre-Marital Counseling from John Pierre. At the time we were engaged and knew that we wanted to come into our marriage armed with as much knowledge as possible to have a successful and life-long bible-based marriage. During the counseling sessions we learned so much about ourselves as individuals. We also realized very early on that we were entering into the most important decision of our lives and this decision would determine the direction and course of our lives from the moment we say I do. Mr. Pierre is a no holds bar, tell it like it is, honest man. He made us look at each other from how we were raised, our thoughts, actions and decisions leading up to that point and their possible effect on the impending marriage. As the counseling sessions progressed, we began to understand marriage for what it truly is while simultaneously assessing our realistic expectations based on our values and goals in life. The knowledge we gained through our counseling is priceless. Seven years later we still use the tools we learned in our pre-marital counseling. The one tool we repeat and even teach back to others from Mr. Pierre is "Explore." If you want to know what that means and how it will make your marriage one to be reckoned with, you need to book family counselor John Pierre, we give him five stars (x2) and two thumbs (x2). You are in for a treat!
My husband and I have been to other therapists in the past and Orly has been the only one to really make a difference.
"Luna was a refreshing change from those my son had worked with in the past. She was very compassionate, but was also realistic and matter-of-fact. Her approach was fresh and innovative, not preachy or patronizing, which we had seen plenty of in the past. She did explore the underlying causes of my son's addictive and self-destructive behavior ( and these always exist), and helped him understand these. But while she was caring, understanding, and supportive of his feelings of pain, she did not allow him to hide behind these or use these as an excuse. This is very important, as all addicts play the "blame game" as a way to deflect taking responsibility for their own behavior. We had family counseling, as any addiction becomes a family disease, and all members play a part in the problem. Luna was the most knowledgable and skillful therapist I had ever worked with. She is effective, and again, very understanding and compassionate. She helped me to see my part in my sons disease, and, most importantly, gave me encouragement and hope for the future. Another significant, if not the most significant, difference in Luna's counseling, is the directive nature of her therapy. It is good to listen and let a patient or family member vent their frustrations and feelings, but that is not enough. Addiction is a complicated and frustrating disease. If we all knew how to improve the situation, we would be doing so already. What the addict and family members need is clarification of positive steps and how to accomplish them. Luna was superb in this area, and both my son and we left each session with clear identification of areas to work on and specific direction as to how to implement improvements. This was key to my sons success. My son entered treatment 2 years and 2 months ago. He has been out of any formal treatment and halfway house living arrangements for a year. He has been sober most of that year, with a few "stumbles" during that time. Nothing long term, and I know he will never fall into that lifestyle again. It is remarkable to see the growth and change in him. For the first time since he began drinking, he wants to stay sober, which is something he never wanted to do. He credits Luna as the single therapist who could reach him and show him that this was not only desirable, but achievable. I would highly recommend Luna for therapy for any individual and/or family who is grappling with an addiction, or any other detrimental psychological issue." MC, Chicago, IL
My husband and I have always needed help communicating. We just opened a business which is very stressful and were fighting all the time. Dr. Sussman is as described in his profile which is exactly what we needed! He is comfortable, experienced, professional, keeps on point, genuinely concerned about solving your issues, always on time and you never feel rushed to get out of your session. After only 3 sessions we are communicating 100% better and a lot less fighting. We are both completely satisfied with Dr. Barry Sussman.
I was was a groomsman in the wedding of my cousin a few months ago were Minister José Vilanova was the Officiant. It was a beautiful ceremony. Minister Vilanova made the ceremony both inspirational to all single guest like myself who at the thought of marriage makes me pause. After hearing his thoughts on the sanctity of marriage i feel much more at ease when the time comes for.me to take my vows. Minister Vilanova also attended the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner too. He was very attentive to both my cousin and her bridegroom. Making the pre-jitter nerves more relaxing. Also, giving a toast to the soon to be newlyweds and their families. He was professional, humorous, witty, and on time. I would recommend him to anyone of any faith or lifestyle to have him as their Officiant.
This year 2014 you will live healthier and have a more fulfilling life. As solution-focused therapists, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and find solutions. Change is your constant companion; it will be continuous throughout your lifetime. You may be married or not, renting an apartment, buying a house, made a friend, a friend may have died, believed in something and have become disillusioned. Through all of these, you are tested. By making changes and applying new techniques and approaches, you will live a more fulfilling life. We have been working with children, adolescents and adults for the past 20 years, in a variety of therapeutic settings. We help individuals, couples and families reach goals which lead to effective communication, parenting, problem-solving skills and increased self-confidence. I am currently the President of the Broward Mental Health Counselors Association. Let this year be your year!
I can help you and your family with Communication and Problem Solving Skills as well as with Conflict Resolution so you can deal with the challenges and stresses of everyday life.
I am a family therapist assisting individuals with substance abuse, communication skills, conflict resolution, emotional distress, behavior modification, career and education advisement, and as well as spiritual growth.
I focus on how the person can get complete freedom from their situation, as oppose to learning how to just cope.