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I was skeptical as to whether or not I would be able to be hypnotized. Kate has a magical voice and a soothing presence that put me at ease and guided me to the ultimate relaxation in minutes. I asked for Kate's help with smoking cessation and to ease anxiety, while boosting my activity and nutritional value so that I do not overeat bad food while quitting. She opened my eyes to tools that assist during anxious times and I have used them since the session I attended. I have not had the desire to smoke since the session and I have found myself at the store with a basket FULL of fresh fruit, I have never craved fruit. I feel amazing and look forward to experiencing the energy and healthy eating that is beginning to feel normal for me now. I recommend Kate wholeheartedly, she is wonderful.
Lauren is fantastic. I recommend her to many of my clients for anxiety and insomnia, especially. she is very healing.
Spoiler alert: Whether you have some issues or are just trying to live up to everything you think you are, or could be -- Kristen is the coach that you need in your corner. She's exceptional at listening, pinpointing issues, and not letting you get away with BS either. I'm a tech employee who felt she was looking for a therapeutic unicorn. Read to the bottom to see what crazy things I finished by the end of Kristen's Firestarter package! How I found her: I came to Thumbtack looking to quickly find someone to help me parse through some personal struggles. I'd just finished with a therapist (who frankly wasn't invested in helping me) and the thought of "shopping around" for someone who at least cared required more emotional energy and time than I had. Thumbtack took care of the "quickly" part, but after having brief intro conversations in the "therapist" section, I came to a grand realization. No knock to therapists or anyone who likes therapy, but those sessions only made me feel better because it solved one half of the problem. I could gripe with a confidant. However, after my therapy series matured, I kept getting more and more frustrated each time (instead of less) because we were stuck rehashing past until we finally worked to the present. By then, it felt like I was shelling out cash just to talk about my day without any real future / forward looking momentum, and that missing half was critical to me. That's where the idea to search for a "life coach" came in, but I couldn't tell who was a hack and who wasn't since life coaching is not entirely grounded in a universally recognized certifications. Kristen had the best and most relevant reviews so I checked out her website and found we had a couple of odd details in common that coincidentally had radical impact on some of my life perspectives. Living in Japan as a foreigner, etc. Our first session was a lot of getting to know each other and my interests and what goals would make my life feel fulfilled. Kristen listened well (I really respect that) and helped me ask better questions about what kinds of goals I wanted, how to take manageable steps to get there, and how to tackle the little demons that inevitably arise. Be prepared that she'll push you hard if she feels like you're skirting around an issue, but she's intelligent and intuitive enough to know where your limits are so that you don't leave each session feeling eviscerated. She's a coach, not a babysitter and she really wants you to go all in to achieve your goals. Each session ends with you giving her honest feedback about what she can do to improve. You'd be hard pressed not to leave the session with an inspirational glow and a feeling of real growth. :) We did weekly email check-ins at first to monitor my progress and set up accountability partners that weren't Kristen (my spouse, friends, etc.). We met up wherever I liked and I could see her as frequently or infrequently as I wanted, which was excellent as my goals have been project based. I'm glad to say that by the end of the Firestarter, I was able to program, design, animate, illustrate, market, monetize and publish two mobile games that are now for sale in worldwide marketplaces. Note that I couldn't even write a line of code / didn't know how to do any of these things before I met Kristen and I probably never would have had the confidence to try. ;) Also worth mentioning that since we worked on not only my dreams, but issues too, working with her improved other parts of my life. I'm making excellent, speedy process towards my macro level goals and I'm glad to have Kristen in my corner as the person who can help me see clarity no matter how unclear the future seems. Very excited to continue working with her. : D
These questions are horribly premature I have only had one therapeutic session So the ability to asses effectiveness and quality of treatment is non existent. Please ask later.
I've made incredible progress with Spomenka - she's honest, direct, while still being kind. She does EMDR therapy which is unbelievable!
Hi, we live in Flint, Michigan. My mother was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Not surprisingly, she was distressed and very anxious. We went looking for a non-drug, anti-anxiety therapy, and a friend suggested hypnotherapy. She also suggested Allison Grace...who lives in Shoreline, Washington. Who knew that hypnotherapists can treat clients via telephone or Skype? Now we know. Allison hypnotized my mother, who is 84 right over the phone. Not only did she treat her anxiety by making her feel " totally at peace" and "in harmony with the world" (never heard my mom say that before!), she also treated other symptoms such as leg pain. After the session, the pain would be gone. Ms. Grace can tailor her therapy to whatever the situation or symptom. Thank you, Allison!
I have a great group therapy. It's great talking to someone about everyday problems.
Thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU!!! Without this service I would have never met Amanda. She got out of me something I couldn’t tell myself/admit to for the last 9 years. It’s been painful to think about answering the questions she asked, but those are feelings I never allowed myself to have. I just wanted to thank her for a genius concept and execution. Amanda has been a life changer and a freedom giver. I was initially curious as to how I would feel communicating over Skype, but it was surprisingly comfortable (especially since I could remain in my pajamas at home). Amanda was super easy to talk to. I really have no time to get away from work for traditional therapy and I’m very excited to continue with this!