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Doug did a great job preforming our wedding ceremony! Everyone had very positive things to say at our wedding.Oct 6, 2015Verified
Dr. Doug was wonderful. When preformed the ceremony it was like he really knew us. His words were so perfect. I would highly recommend him to any of my family or friends. He made everyone feel so comfortable.May 11, 2015Verified
Although we ended up holding off on pursuing counseling. Doug was very accommodating to what we needed. In that respect I would highly recommend him.Nov 17, 2014Verified
Very great service. We are happy we found someone that was compassionate and understanding. And also flexible. All around great experience for our first time attending counceling as a couple.Sep 1, 2014Verified
We hired Douglas Balzer to officiate our mid September backyard wedding in Vancouver, WA. Our ceremony was to start at 3pm with a rehearsal set for approximately 12:30, Douglas and his wife Jan arrived around 12 and left a couple hours after the ceremony (reception immediately followed). We were so relieved and thrilled that we had chosen to hire Douglas, not only because he was extremely affordable, but because he 'knocked it out of the park'! The custom ceremony he created to enhance our vows, and tell our guests the story of us, was so well prepared and beautiful. We were also pleasantly surprised by the added bonus of Jan's services, as she was a huge help with the rehearsal and choreography of the bridal party. Douglas and Jan worked together with us to ensure everything about the ceremony was orchestrated exactly to our wishes and pulled off without any complications or issues. Lastly, the Balzers are warm and caring people who very obviously love the work they do and take pride in that work to help couples transition into marriage, I would definitely highly recommend them!Sep 27, 2014Verified
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I do 6 hours of graduate level studies every year to keep up with current developments in my field of study and profession.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?When looking for a provider you should be able to make a pre-client appointment to make sure the provider is a good fit to work with you. Of course credential are important, but if there not an intuitive sense of comfort and trust initially you should probably continue to interview providers. This is important to me as a provider. A client or clients must have an innate sense they are able to trust me with their issues and problems. I always recommend let's meet and have coffee to chat. Get to know me. If I am a good fit, great. If not - then we got a chance to meet someone new and have a good cup of coffee.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?I take my work serious and it is not easy. It requires continued investment in continuing education. No one should enter into this profession unless they are ready to really deal with deep issues others are struggling with. You need to be able to process others emotions while being compassionate and empathetic. There is no room for being judgmental in the doctor client relationship.