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TESTIMONIALS

Family Relationship Academy

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"Rachel is honestly the best and most successful therapist I have had. Including Rachel, I have gone through 5 therapists, and there's no one I connected with like I did with Rachel. I find that Rachel is very encouraging, and kind, while also telling you exactly how it is. I find her advice always to be helpful, and her voice to be calming and reassuring. I feel as though Rachel comes off as more of a friend to people than just a therapist". (S.K, 21)

 

 

"I strongly recommend Rachel Attia as a therapist.  She has help guide me in my life to a more efficient and calm reality.  I am grateful for my strides in social aspects and in interpersonal communication.  She is excellent in steering you in the right direction with family, especially children.  I haven't had a mother influence in my life and she has a great impact in how I mother my own children and it has only been positive.  I think she has great work ethic and is flexible on when to meet for a session.  I am able to FaceTime with her or have a phone session.  This saves me so much time and energy and I still feel the benefits of the session.  I have recommended Rachel to many people.  As she says, "Those who really want change will commit to therapy".  I am grateful for all the change propelled by our sessions." (N.T, 32)

 

 

" I felt comfortable from the first session. I was able to express how my feelings without any filters. I was able to cry, which was a big deal for me. I never felt that I need to hold back anything, worried that Rachel will criticize me or that I would feel judged. I started seeing Rachel because I felt confused and stuck about my life. I felt I lost my self-confidence, and self-worth, I didn't feel motivated and was negative about everything. After the first session I started feeling hopeful, and I got some clarity about where am I and where do I want to be. Rachel empowered me, helped me get my motivation and confidence in myself, and to think positively". (F.A, 31)


 

"I started therapy with Rachel in summer 2015 and I've been seeing her on and off since because I live in Italy for part of the year.

When I first went to see her I was going through a very bad time, I was filled with self-doubt, anxiety and insecurities. She helped me understand my personality better and helped me cope with difficult family situations. I see now that a lot of advice she has given me has helped me in everyday life. She has helped me see that I'm not always the one at fault in disagreements and that nobody can make me feel a certain way without my consent. Going to see her puts me at ease with my insecurities and helps me focus on the positive rather than on the negative in day to day situations. I am looking forward to continuing therapy with Rachel because I know that it can only help me improve the way I see myself and the way I face challenges." (D.Q , 20)


 

“Before working with Rachel, I was seriously depressed and experiencing suicidal thoughts. After working with her, I learned invaluable techniques that helped me beat back my depression and anxiety. I learned how to live my life without as much fear, and for that I am forever grateful! I can now take a bus or other public transportation without having an anxiety attack! Social interactions are no longer the hurdle they once were thanks to the different ways of thinking that Rachel has taught me, which makes my life much easier and my goals more attainable! Because of our work together, I learned how to believe in myself, face my fears, and keep working towards my goals even during bouts of depression.” (J.S, 22)

 

 

“Rachel worked with my son for several years while our family was going through a difficult time.  She brought a great deal of understanding, compassion, and level-headedness to the many challenging situations that my son shared with her.  Rachel along with my son created strategies for how to deal with these challenges and then she would follow up to see if he was having success carrying them out.  Based upon the results, they would adapt.

 

My son was a very shy and socially awkward boy who had trouble making friends, but together with Rachel they came up with ways for him to deal with his daily struggles. Because he trusted her, he was not afraid to implement them.  Today, although he still has his challenges, he is much more outgoing and not afraid to express himself, and even had a leading role in the school play.  She really helped him to learn how to adjust and feel more comfortable.

 

My son is able to identify and express freely his feelings on various topics that are part of his inner struggle.  This is hugely significant because it would be so detrimental if he were to hold them in.  Thanks to his time with Rachel he can do this and now it is his nature.  

Also, he is more confident when dealing with his peers and has started to make friends and sees that he is able to contribute in a valuable way.  Finally, he is able to trust.  He knows that there are people, other than his parents, who he can talk to and who care about him.  His therapy with Rachel was so beneficial and has helped him to become the person that he was meant to be.  She is the best!”. (T.F, 40)

 

 

"I strongly recommend Rachel Attia as a therapist.  She has help guide me in my life to a more efficient and calm reality.  I am grateful for my strides in social aspects and in interpersonal communication.  She is excellent in steering you in the right direction with family, especially children.  I haven't had a mother influence in my life and she has a great impact in how I mother my own children and it has only been positive.  I think she has great work ethic and is flexible on when to meet for a  session.  I am able to FaceTime with her or have a phone session.  This saves me so much time and energy and I still feel the benefits of the session.  I have recommended Rachel to many people.  As she says, "Those who really want change will commit to therapy".  I am grateful for all the change propelled by our sessions." (N.F, 32)

 

 

"Rachel is a kind, knowledgable compassionate person.  She listens and analyses the problem and gives appropriate guidance. Sometimes, she uses her own experience to provide a solution. At one point, she went out on a limb to help us even when the child refused to see her. The child was rebellious.  We found ways to exert some control with Rachel's help. We are now more likely to set limits." (P.W, 58)

 

 

"I had sought treatment for my two children, while going through a difficult divorce. The unfortunate events in our lives caused my children to become confused and angry. I was receiving repeated phone calls from school relating to behavioral problems and grades.

 

Although the school provided some counseling it didn't seem to help. I was being advised by School counselors to transfer my child to a school for children with behavioral problems and to consider medication. At this time my daughter was in counseling with a therapist who supported the ideas of the school counselors. I am not an advocate of medication and believed that my child's behavior was situational & did not justify medication. Deciding to switch therapists I found Rachel Attia. From the first meeting with Rachel, I felt we were on the road to recovery. Rachel was so supportive to me & my children. Rachel worked closely with my daughter  (& later with my son) in individual therapy & soon asked her to join a girls group that she ran. My daughter willingly went to therapy with Rachel and the group twice a week. Rachel is compassionate and caring, her expert methods helped my children to express & process their emotions & feelings. Rachel also taught me how to help my children. She explained methods that would help my children deal with the pain of divorce and raise their self-esteem.

 

When I brought my daughter to Rachel she was 12 years old & seeing a probation officer. Now, at 16 my daughter is a model & a star athlete, who holds national & state records! My daughter was recently chosen to represent her school in Albany where she met with senators & lobbyists! My daughter & son are both trustworthy, respectful and receiving A's and B's in school! They are socially and emotionally beyond their years. I am so proud of them both! I recently encountered her school psychologist, she said to me, that in the many years that she has been in her profession, she will never look at a child the same way again, because of my daughter.

It was a long hard road & took a lot of work, but I owe it all to the support & care that was so compassionately and genuinely given to my family by Rachel Attia." (D.D, 49)

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