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  • Rebecca is truly a gifted therapist. I cannot give her enough praise.
    While hearing impaired, Rebecca is perhaps the best listener and communicator I have met. She is very patient with me and always ready to give unbiased feedback. Rebecca is honest with me, sometimes when the truth is not the easiest for me to hear. I appreciate that very much and she has a way of doing so such that it is not harsh nor hurtful but very constructive.
    Rebecca is also a fantastic teacher. It is not uncommon for me to have a session where she does a lot of the talking. She is a wealth of knowledge. Using concepts she acquired in her clinical studies plus real-life experiences, Rebecca often helps me to understand why I think or act a certain way, and how I can potentially employ a different, more sound approach in the future.
    It is very clear to me that Rebecca genuinely cares for her clients. She takes a true interest in my life and well-being while remaining professional.
    I would highly recommend Rebecca for therapy services.
    I have found Rebecca's billing service to be slow in sending me invoices; however, I think this is just part of a small practice setup. Appointments also tend to not start right on time though Rebecca has never shortened my appointment to get back on schedule. I usually have a later evening appointment and suspect that appointments gradually get off schedule throughout the day.
    - Lauren B.
  • After meeting Dr. Nicosia and stepping into his office, the first thing that I appreciated was the way the conversation went. He listened far more than he talked, much more so than most doctors I've been to. After the initial dialogue, he showed me several simple exercises designed to circulate energy and heighten senses and awareness. Easy exercises, like tapping around the body and breathing a certain way and doing some eye movements. After this, he gave me his diagnosis, that perhaps I was deficient of tryptophan, an essential amino acid, and that could be the cause of my symptoms. He sold me a supplement directly from his office, although it is something you can pick up at any pharmacy.
    It has been about three weeks, and I've been able to sleep very well without experience any of the symptoms that I was dealing with. I feel like a totally new person without having to worry about fatigue and depression resurgence. During the follow-up, he indicated that tryptophan was something that my body didn't quite produce enough of, and that I'd likely have to use the supplement regularly (though he recommended once a week, instead of daily which I had been). The exercises didn't seem to make a noticeable difference for me, so I didn't keep up with those after a week or so. In any case, Dr. Nicosia got to the root of the problem in one session, and without any medications or shots in the dark. This simple of a solution might not work for everyone, but it was one that other doctors were incapable of identifying.
    - Justin C.
  • This provider is extremely professional, experienced, wise, thoughtful, and compassionate.  She has been helpful to me in managing stress and developing effective strategies of stress reduction.  Highly recommended.
    - Jane D.
  • Dr. Nicosia told me that his technics are rooted in ancient ideas but I have discovered now that they have very modern studies and trials ( me being one! ) that use the methods of positively 'balancing' the energy in the body. I was very low when I went in for my appointment. Some recent experiences in my life had left me feeling somewhat hopeless and sad. I had had the advantage of getting some preliminary information and prep from my friend, so I'm happy to be able to do that for other's here, so that I knew what to expect to some degree. I have been back a number of times now and realize that it isn't a one-size-fits-all approach and the techniques can seem unconventional, but they worked for me so incredibly well that after the initial visit, I didn't question it much. That first day he "tested" my energy by having me hold my arm straight out and asking me questions. It seemed a bit different, but I'm writing all of this out because it worked amazingly well and I wanted to share. After some chat and the arm testing, Dr. Nicosia had me fold my arms and breathe. From there he guided me through a series of me tapping on myself in specific spots ( under the lip, collar bone area etc...) and a series of eye movements and at points asked me to visualize the problem I was having during the eye movements. It may very well sound crazy to you, but it worked. Without getting too personal, let me say that my relationship with my wife had just ended. I felt horrible. I couldn't really function very well or interact well with other people. I was very, very down. After a series of these exercises it was as if 5 years had passed from when my wife left. That's the best way I can explain it. When I thought about it, it could still make me sad, but nowhere near as much as just earlier. I've read some on this energy psychology now and it is suggested that the techniques bridge a highly emotional sensation seamlessly over to the logical portion of the mind and the brain processes that emotion much more quickly, almost subconsciously applying rationale logic to charged emotion. It HAS worked for me tremendously. It is drug free and has been very effective. I hope me writing all of this helps someone out there who needs it.
    - jay g.
  • I didn't like him. I mentioned to him that a while back I had gone to a particular doctor that is now retired. As we were talking, he would always say "I bet Dr. so-and-so would say this..."

    From what I had read about cognative therapy, we should've gone into particular things that were bothering me, but we never got to that. I just didn't feel like I could make a connection with him.
    - Isabelle K.
  • Each, and every appointment with Rebecca is fulfilling from start to finish. She is a great listener, and always provides me with different perspectives, practical solutions and attainable goals. I always feel so much better after every appointment with Rebecca. She is truly excellent at what she does.
    - Janel D.
  • I started feeling better after the first visit. Ellen was very easy to talk to and offered suggestions for things I could do to make my life happier/easier. I have a toddler and we spent a lot of time talking about parenting. She gave me lots of tips for dealing with my son. She also pointed out that I was pretty socially isolated - at work and at home - and she encouraged me to get out more. When I talked about my desire for more alone time, she validated that my feelings were perfectly normal. It was really nice to have someone like Ellen to listen to me, validate my feelings, and give me easy-to-do suggestions. Ellen was very nice and always gave me a warm feeling. She was always on time for our sessions and billing was easy. On the first visit, she used my insurance card to fill out a form. On that and subsequent visits, I paid my copay in cash.
    - Chandra M.
  • I worked with Dr. Klein for 6 years. She is the best therapist I have ever had. She is very live and intuitive. She is a wonderful listener. She has a great memory. I refer a lot of people to her when they are looking for a good therapist. She was really instrumental, and I am feeling a lot better. She is thorough with me, and takes the necessary time. She is very articulate and wise. I found that she could summarize my feelings very accurately.
    - ERIKA L.
  • She provides a free initial visit. Sessions run a full hour, if not longer. She is hard of hearing and has some short term memory loss (suffers from chronic lyme disease) so you have to speak up and repeat yourself a lot which can be frustrating. She is a very good therapist though.
    - Delaine S.
  • Ellen is SO EASY to talk to. She is non-judgmental and open minded. She has a way of leading you to discover different ways to think about a situation without making making you feel bad or inadequate. I always feel better about myself and my situation after time that I have spent with her. She has a good sense of humor. She accepts my insurance and is easy to schedule appointments with. (No email or web page, though, but I guess that is not unusual in the mental health field!). She has office space downtown as well as in Wexford.
    - Laurie M.
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