Thanks for sharing your time with me. I feel that in so many situations, you helped me ‘cut to the chase! I spent the last weekend with my son while my wife was home with our daughter. It was so nice for all of us to come back together and share our weekend stories. My wife said to me that she wishes she could just freeze frame it now. We are all feeling alive and happy. It can’t get better – in a good way. You really helped me get here. I feel that I have found myself again and my love for my wife and children who are also so grateful.
I want to say that you have turned me from a skeptic into a believer. I came at the insistence of my wife and thought after 40 years of marriage I would at least indulge her. I thought it was she who had gotten old and cranky but as our explorations deepened I began to understand for the first time how deeply I had withdrawn from my family and thrown myself into my work. As a professor, I find my work absorbing, rewarding and others tend not to put hard questions to me as you did. It was a perfect escape. I credit your sense of humor, warmth, kindness and intellectual acumen to helping me find my way back to a satisfying and enriching life. Thank you so much for helping me find what I didn’t know I had lost.
Thanks for all of your help this past year Robert. It hasn’t been easy, and there’s a long way to go before it gets easier. You have helped my wife and me to gradually come to an understanding of why our marriage has failed while at the same time teaching us to respect each other and value the strengths we each have. Your guidance kept us from devolving into acrimony on many occasions and allowed us to always keep the best interests of our children at the top of our priorities. We are all getting through this better than any of hoped.
It has been a difficult year for me – the details are unimportant, but I have been well supported by my husband. As I was reflecting back over the last couple of years, I felt remiss that I had never thanked you. My time in therapy with you made the life I live now possible – it was the work I did with you that allowed me to realize a potential that was buried deep within me. Thank you. I hope this note finds you and your family healthy and content.
I wanted to write to you to let you know how grateful we are for your work with (our daughter) B and to let you know how well she is doing. She will be going off to college at the end of this month to realize a dream we all thought would never happen. When she first came to see you three years ago she was severely depressed, anorexic, cutting herself, drinking and abusing prescription drugs. We had all but given up hope and decided to take a chance with you before we attempted to institutionalize her. The work you did with her has transformed her into the bright, caring, responsible and delightful young woman we knew or at least hoped was somehow there.
With much thanks and gratitude,
E & K G
As a single parent, I cannot thank you enough for the excellent work you did with our son L. He had lost his way a number of times and saw various therapists who seemed unable to find a way to work with him. I know he can be quirky and others find him odd at times but underneath he is a bright and sensitive boy. Somehow you were able to get through to him and unlock what we always thought was there. I am happy to report that he is no longer depressed and isolated and has been showing signs of confidence in his schoolwork and with his peers. He has found a responsible job for the summer and he is looking forward to returning to school in the fall to resume his work with you and prepare for college.