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God Bless This Man He My Wife And I Had A Outstanding Ceremony Thanks To Joseph Kolakowski! Even Even With Our Financial Problems He Was More Understanding And Flexible Then Any Other Marriage Officiant I've Spoken With He Is The Real Deal And We Are Eternally Grateful To Him. From William And Chelsie Mcconneghey May God Bless This Man And Anyone Who Chooses Him To Perform Their Ceremony.
In the middle of my first therapy session with Pastor Tony I knew that I made the right choice. He seemed to understand my struggles completely. In fact, he finished a couple of my sentences. I knew right then and there that besides book knowledge, of which he has plenty, he also has heart knowledge. What I mean is, he counsels from the mind as well as the heart. You won't regret it if you choose him to be your therapist. When I reflect on my mental and emotional growth since I have been having sessions with him it fills me with pride that I have grown so much. The same thing will happen to you. Your days won't be so cloudy anymore. It will take work on his part as well as yours, but Pastor Tony will bring you into the sunshine.
He was a very sweet and sincere gentleman! ! He always kept great communication and always kept his word. He showed up prompt and dressed well. He was very respectful and traveled a long way for my husband and I to have our elopement at our sacred home. We loved him and his blessing!!! Very much recommended for all couples and all religions/beliefs. Thank you for joining our blessing in our marriage.
Elyssa is kind, compassionate, and so personable. Therapy w Elyssa is just like talking w a friend-but better!
Reverend Erick Olsen married my wife, Marzena, and I at Roughland Estate in Norfolk, CT on July 14, 2012. Words cannot explain how happy we were with the way the ceremony was conducted. Before meeting Rev Olsen in person the week of the wedding, we had gotten to know him through a couple of skype chats. These in addition to a questionnaire were very helpful in us getting to know each other. While meeting with him in person before the wedding, we found him to be extremely personable and sincere in his desire to help make our wedding special. Rev Olsen was very open in discussing the format of the wedding and to adding anything in that we requested. For example, my wife is Polish and we added in a wedding custom of bread, salt and wine. Additionally, he helped us incorporate in the ceremony some other symbols and metaphors of incorporating God into our marriage. Rev Olsen words during the ceremony were very meaningful especially his prayers about some of the people who could not be there that day. On a personal level, I would also like to thank Reverend Olsen. I was a little bit nervous and he was talking to me a lot and whispering throughout the ceremony words of encouragement. Also, my wonderful wife was a few minutes delayed coming down the aisle and it was Rev Olsen and I at the altar for a few minutes. He had a very controlled, calming influence, allowing me to relax then and throughout the ceremony. Overall, everything was conducted gloriously and we are lucky and thankful that we found him to perform our marriage. When we visit Norfolk again, we will certainly stop for a Sunday service and thank him again! Josh and Marzena Weaver
Husband and I were going through some work related stress coupled with the dynamics of a new insta-family. Lines became blurry, and we became totally fixated on the business, as well as other challenges occurring within the family unit. We knew we had to make some changes and super quick! I let was then that I discovered Amy and several visits later, we were back on track and remembering why we even married in the first place! We simply lost sight of the basics. She doesn't beat around the bush in letting you know! Will help you get the resolve you're searching for by setting you back on your path and merely guiding you along the way. Gave us the tools we needed to be "solid" and as a result, are able to love one another again. We're very grateful for her help, had it not been for her, this review might have had an alternate ending!
I Wish I Had the Words! In the midst of a major predicament (and for certain in a convulsive state) as my husband announced that was leaving the house I prayed in desperation: I prayed that God sent me the right instrument to help me find the thousands of fragments of a shattered heart. I felt myself in a free fall without end . . . A time when I did not want to raise my head off the pillow - and that I could not see if there would be time when my tears stop flowing. This may seem like an exaggerated representation of emotions for such a minor event however to give you context the agony of abandonment has a profound impact to me due to matters that this letter will further elaborate. In addition, I had been radically changing my life inclusive of stepping down from a very successful and demanding professional life to build a family with my husband. After blindly believing promises that "we would be together no matter what", I felt my heart ripped from my chest without compassion or mercy - leaving behind a sorrow and void that could not be comforted - a wound for which there was no balm. I thought that I was losing my sanity. Just then, when the path became very narrow and dark a web site and an e-mail came across my eyes. May God be praised for that split second (that I will never forget for as long as a live)! I wish I had the words to describe how Fr Charles held my hand from that moment of despair and the subsequent sat backs along the way. With kindness, firmness and keen subject matter expertise and in face of my husbands refusal to join therapy - he has helped me turn the spot light into my own soul - helping me search and reveal wounds that I had thought long gone. Wounds that I had once run away from - but that were there - pretty much buried alive - stifling even my ability to recognize what it means to be loved by someone. Although making clear that both parties own the responsibility of a broken relationship, Fr Charles has placed me in a path of holiness and wholeness - leveraging a unique combination of technical skills (psychotherapy) tailored for my particular scenario. I stopped focusing on my husband and why he would have broken his promises and with Fr Charles guidance I searched for the areas in which I could grow - and how I had contributed to this tragic experience from a fairy tale a beautiful love story uniting three continents into a broken home in just 5 years! Two very well educated and professionaly accomplished indivuduals. Everyone around shoked. The curch community, the friends . . . The feeling of being disonored in front of the same community where I had once felt like a princess honored by my beloved husband! Fr Charles held my hand when I felt blindside on the side of a very busy highway. And I began to realize through our interactions the blessedness of brokenness. I began to see an incredible transformation taking place (still a long ways to go) within myself: I felt a sense of worthiness like never before. The need to cleanse my soul from all wounds has intensified and outcomes have been manifesting themselves inside and out. Within three months my house that had been so cluttered with things all over (there was not an inch of walls empty) became open as I moved everything around and packed and/or trashed the excess away. Before I didnt even realize how cluttered the place had been. This physical manifestation had been a reflection of my soul. I began to see the areas with piles of unresolved pains and sorrows (and looking close at them) and then sorting through what I should let go. All of a sudden I felt that I could begin to breathe! Outside and inside! Another major change has been that I no longer feel compelled to eat compulsively when I feel disappointed or hurt and that the sense of fear of the unknown as it comes to my relationship with my husband has been replaced by trust - full trust and confidence that God is in control and that He is working though my brokenness. I began to seek restitution with other relationships (friendships) that somehow got broken along the way - as I really did not know how to deal with hurts other than "shutting down" (all triggered unconsciously). Fr Charles has been helping me uncover these detrimental traits as well as teaching me other coping mechanisms to deal with unforeseeable disappointments. I wish that I could explain the joy that I felt when I realized that I could handle pain and disappointment in different ways. That we are all imperfect and that we must work through these pains with respect and sincerity - because in reality these are actions and reactions based on how our contextual upbringing filters them and how we receive/perceive them. This testimony may sound trivial and somewhat colorful to you, but keep in mind that we all come from different contexts (which makes us unique and increases the complexity of relationships). This contextual framework requires unique expertise in order to appropriately identify and work through us at our own pace to uncover what is triggering undesirable behaviors. In many cases these triggers (illustrated by my example) are seldom and long forgotten by our conscious mind. Yet, they are present and manifest themselves in ways that are hurtful to us and to our relationships (in many domains) especially to our spouses. Fr Charles placed a safety net around me and I begin to experience brokenness fully - instead of "shutting down" and confront why God is allowing this to happen - instead of placing myself in a victimized role. This work has also helped me re-discover my core: faith. A source of strength and gift from my Godparents. This core has kept me sane and resilient in face of great adversity outside of my control as a child and even finding joy in the midst of great tribulations. Leaning on this connection lost in the business of life - I find myself once again submitting myself to God and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide me through Fr Charles. Fr Charles commitment to couples and to successful marriages are unprecedented (check his research and publications). I also understood why the broken promises had such a devastating effect on me: I had placed my husband in a place that belongs to God only. I had made him my god just to discover that he is as weak and imperfect as I am. Perhaps he had done the same towards me. Marriage is a path to holiness. Two imperfect beings walking side by side towards salvation. How much I wish that we had been better prepared with this message imprinted in our hearts before our marriages! How many of us do not really understand the roles of a husband and a wife in marriage as well as the purpose of this challenging and great rewarding path! I cannot change the past but I have full control over the future and how I leaned from what has happened in the past. Is this a painful exercise? Yes, a very painful one as any path of brokenness is. The difference when we have such a rare instrument such as Fr Charles is that we can fully benefit (constructively) through this painful pathway - like a vessel of clay being reshaped into something much more perfect and beautiful after being smashed down. Fr Charles through Gods intervention functions like the potter's hands. And he always checks how fast the wheel should spin - following our own pace. I wish I had the words to express what a blessing I have found in Fr Charles. I wish that I had met him many years ago before I got married. But I also know that everything happens in Gods timing and must trust His wisdom. Fr Charles has continually prayed for my husband and for myself. To know that someone is praying for you brings strength and assurance that helps each difficult day go by with the hope that tomorrow will be a better day. Fr Charles has helped me restore my confidence in Gods wisdom and understand that by working within myself I will be a much better person to His glory. It is easy to say these words but I am walking through this path now. Very, very different story . . . I appreciate Gods provision for me. I wish I had the words to express the joy I feel now to trully accept myself as a godly creation ("God has my picture on His fridge" like Fr Charles said) a friend, a wife and a servant in Gods Kingdom. All I can say is that if something is not right in your path right now - seek help - Godly help. And it is a very rare combination of skill set that Fr Charles brings to par. I pray that you will be as blessed as I have been. I know that I have a very long ways to go in the path of holiness and wholeness - and that this path encompasses spiritual growth and a renewal of mind and emotions - and this is the holistic approach adopted by Fr Charles. May God bless his ministry to individuals and couples. I will wholehearted support Fr Charles mission in any way I can - and I pray that God continue bringing our way instruments with precious gifts such as Fr Charles! If you feel lost, wandering hurt and in despair - I pray that you find the right instrument guided by the Holy Spirit to renew and empower you in a path of holiness and wholeness. I pray that God reveals through these instruments how you should change, grow and develop - casting away those things that stifles your growth your freedom to realize your true, holistic and balanced potential. I pray for my beloved husband (whom I love and miss dearly) that God opens up his heart to experience the true peace and joy that can only come from within. I pray for Fr Charles and for his ministry: that it continues growing in number and positive outcomes - and that together we turn around the devastating divorce statistics and strengthen our families and couples considering marriage the cornerstone of our society. At last, I pray that you place your trust in God - that whatever He allows to happen is for our good and our eternal glory! As you embrace marriage as a path towards sancti
When I first met Susyn she described herself as a self-esteem expert. Having struggled with this issue most of my life I marveled that there was such a thing and decided there and then that I wanted to work with her. That day I had a glimpse of what is now a part of my own reality. Her presence exuded confidence in the most grounded and authentic way. I have been working with Susyn Reeves for two years and can say with total certainty that it was one of the best life changing decisions I have ever made!! I have experienced many forms of therapy and self-help programs. Some stay so focused on the story you never get out of it...or the office...others throw so much at you it feels like a set up for failure. Susyns' programs meet you where you are and take you as far as you are ready, willing, and able to go! Her daily messages are seeds of wisdom to nibble on throughout the day. Whether I just open them to grab the message or complete the full days assignment there is impact. Overtime these daily nuggets have become wisdom integrated into my language and life. Working with her individually is a powerful transformative experience every time. She is a formidabke ally in my journey to create a life I am in love with. Her process challenges you without shame to be authentic and accountable for your life and encourages you to go for your dreams.
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I provide a unique therapy service as I travel and make house calls, and I also do therapy sessions in a client's home. I am a CT State licensed clinical social worker with 31 years of experience. I provide smoking cessation services, peak-performance counseling for athletes and individual, family and couples counseling.
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