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TESTIMONIALS

 
 

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Some comments my clients have said about me:

 

General testimonials
Brainspotting testimonials
E.M.D.R. testimonials
E.F.T. testimonials

W.H.E.E. (Wholistic Hybrid of E.M.D.R and E.F.T.)

Hypnosis testimonials
Couples Therapy testimonials

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General Testimonials

 

"Meeting you has been a life changer for me. The negative feelings and thoughts that I always had, have now left my daily life and opened the door for a positive attitude for living. Fear and anxiety no longer dominate me and through this journey you have always been compassionate, caring, patient, and encouraging. You have taught me the tools to handle my fears so I could be more independent and take more control of my life. I am stronger, more sure of myself and happier. Thank you very much."  R.C.

“How do you thank someone who has helped you come to terms with some of the most difficult and all-encompassing issues of your life? Finally enabling you to come to terms with them and feel at peace for the first time in many years. That's what I'd like to thank Dave Dodge for. And then he tells me it's just the beginning.” S.S. 

“David has a keen ability to listen to his clients and to offer them “tools” they can use to move from crisis to comfort. (He) helps clients bring clarity to their thinking and his therapeutic approaches and give them a sense of relief. He has helped me to search inside myself for the answers and quickly progress to resolving my concerns and reaching my goals.”  A.M., (Education Professional)

“There's an easiness about Dave. He has a demeanor that helps you to feel at ease, sharing your most personal feelings. Above all he's a great listener. He carefully listens to me and puts things together enabling me to see commonality in things I felt where separate. Insights like that help me to feel better and better, day by day.”  S.S 

 

I want to thank you  for telling me that I'll know when the time is right. That was so helpful as was finding the spot for guilt, and the advice to spend as much time with my Mr Teddy Bear (her dog) as I can. I realized that a lot of my guilt and torment was because I didn't feel he was ready (to put the dog to sleep). We're home today. He's doing well and resting. I've been treating him and praying for the best in whichever way God deems best. You too are indeed a blessing, in many ways, and I'm grateful. Thank you.    J.B.

"Without your expertise in therapy…I never would have survived…you are truly an amazing human being and your caring and kindness are unmatched…know that there is a soul out there that you saved from total despair"  M.R.

“Thank you so much for all your help…I wouldn’t be as able to cope with my life at the moment if it weren’t for all your help…I am so glad you were there for my when I needed someone...”   D.T.

  

“I don’t believe I could have accomplished so much with any other therapist. Your combination of clinical skills and spirituality helped me to sort things out within the context of my core belief systems…” K.W.

 

“You have helped me a lot in our short time together; I have made some good decisions for me.”  E.D.
 

“I feel better out of this one session than I’ve ever felt in therapy better.”  K. C.

 

“Dear Dave, we appreciate your love, support, and guidance.  You’re a special person who means so much to both of us. God bless, Love, K. and V.”   K.L. and V.L.

 

“Dave, thank you for giving me the strength and courage to get through some of my most difficult times.  You being there for me helped me so very much.”  E.R.

 

 “Words cannot express the deep thanks for helping Debra and I.  Things could not be better!”  L. D.

 

“Just wanted to tell you that you are super great as a professional and as a person.”  F.G.

 

I was almost sure that I didn’t want a male therapist, but after I met you, I am now 100% sure that I want to continue with you…you’re a very nice man and I appreciate that…”  J.A.

 

 “Without your expertise in therapy…I never would have survived…you are truly an amazing human being and your caring and kindness are unmatched…know that there is a soul out there that you saved from total despair.”  M.R.
 

Thanks for everything, Dave. I feel as though I’m in good hands under your care.”  P.H.

 

“Thank you so much for listening to me last night. I appreciate it. Angels come when you need them, right?”  K.D.

 

“You have helped me out quite a bit over the time that we have known each other. If I am not half as happy with any of these people as I am with you.”  J.C.

 

 “We worked through it - had a really long cry between the both of us and I say a break through :-) Been using your techniques you told us about and they’ve been working. We went to bed with the hypnosis CD. Again, thank you for being a great therapist!”  A.C.
 

“Thank you for helping me to see the “big picture” and for helping me to let go of those things that inhibit me from attaining my goals”.  C.P.

 

"I was almost sure that I didn’t want a male therapist, but after I met you, I am now 100% sure that I want to continue with you…you’re a very nice man and I appreciate that…”   J.C. 

"You helped my through the hardest loss I have experienced...There were times when the heartache was so overwhelming I wasn't sure I was going to get through it.   You helped me to recognize my "co-dependency" -- I would NEVER have recognized that without your help.  Understanding why it was so hard to let go, made it easier to do."  K.W.

"I will be so much clearer about myself and my expectations going into another relationship when it comes along."  T.K.

"You helped me to see the path I had traveled to get to where I was when I met (personnal information)  ...  and even though it still hurts sometimes…I can understand it, let go and move on. And yes, even be grateful to him for helping to bring me to this level of self awareness."  H.O.

"You gave me the room to figure it out and come back to process it with you.  You kept me on track at times when I didn't want to go any further -- and empowered me to know when I needed to take a break until I was able to peel another layer."  R.M.

"You were one of those that held the light for me.  I am deeply grateful for having had your help."  T.W 


You've been very big in my life...you've helped me so much."  L.G. 

"To the greatest therapist in the whole wide world...thank you for being a part of my life, and for being there when I needed you the most."  C.M.

"I am feeling much better now...thank you for your help, support and your techiques...I got to feel better much quicker than I thought I would."  R.B.

"After a client finished working on some of her deepest abandonment issues with her mother, she said, "I feel acceptance...forgiveness...it doesn't bother me anymore."  J.M.

"You're a wonderful man...you do such good things for people...you helped me let go of some my issues that were causing me problems and I thank you very much for that."  S.B.

Being "afraid of heights" and worried he "would fail" an upcoming fireman's test where he had to repel out of a building at great heights, a fireman said, after the test, "It went really well. I did it and I didn't even flinch. It was great. I did it four times actually, the last time just for kicks..., I appreciate your help and thank you very much."  J.P.

While speaking about the improvements they saw in their adolescent son's behavior after being in therapy with me for a very short time, these parents said, "A lot of people have commented on and are very impressed with his change in behavior and how's he more able to look you in the eye while speaking with you appropriately...and the school committee was very impressed in how he presented his case, as was the Principal and Vice Principal in their separate meetings with him...which enabled him to be transferred back into regular school next year."  M.N.

"I know in the social work/counseling business you often don't get the validation of knowing the outcomes or impact that you had on those you helped...So I am happy to tell you that you had a major impact on my life."  K.W. 

"Thank you for giving me the strength and courage to get through one of the most difficult times in my life. You being there for me has helped me so very much."  E.R.

 

"I can't thank you enough. You helped me more than you know."  D.O.

"Thanks for working with us Dave we really appreciate yoru gift and your heart!"  N.L.


“You have helped me a lot in our short time together; I have made some good decisions for me.”  E.D.
 

“I feel better out of this one session than I’ve ever felt in therapy better.”  K. C.

 

“Dear Dave, we appreciate your love, support, and guidance.  You’re a special person who means so much to both of us. God bless, Love, K. and V.” 

 

“Dave, thank you for giving me the strength and courage to get through some of my most difficult times.  You being there for me helped me so very much.”  E.R.

 

 “Words cannot express the deep thanks for helping Debra and I.  Things could not be better!”  L. D.

 

“Just wanted to tell you that you are super great as a professional and as a person.”  F.G.

 

I was almost sure that I didn’t want a male therapist, but after I met you, I am now 100% sure that I want to continue with you…you’re a very nice man and I appreciate that…”   J.A.

 

Thanks for everything, Dave. I feel as though I’m in good hands under your care.”  P.H.

 

“Thank you so much for listening to me last night. I appreciate it. Angels come when you need them, right?”  K.D.

 

“You have helped me out quite a bit over the time that we have known each other. If I am not half as happy with any of these people as I am with you.”  J.C.

 

“We worked through it - had a really long cry between the both of us and I say a break through :-) Been using your techniques you told us about and they’ve been working. We went to bed with the hypnosis CD. Again, thank you for being a great therapist!”  A.C.
 

“Thank you for helping me to see the “big picture” and for helping me to let go of those things that inhibit me from attaining my goals”.  C.P.

 

“…you had a major impact on my life …I am deeply grateful for having had your help…”     K.T.

 

A client wrote me the following letter: "Dear Dave, I have been under the care of Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and Top Specialists who were showcased on "60 Minutes". All of these people have had an instrumental part of my success as a person. With that being said, in my opinion you are a True Healer. You diagnose the source of the pain and heal without medicine. You heal from the inside out. Not just masking challenges in life with some pill. In the time I've been with you in therapy, I've searched myself far greater than I have ever imagined and came out the other side with a big smile. The work you do is very difficult yet you make it into an art. You say just the right thing, with just the right tones in your voice which makes things all that much easier. I can be having a really hard day and within the first 5 minutes (of our session) you know what's bothering me and why! ...that is a special gift...The World of Medicine has its place in the world. But they should be the ones learning from you. You're the Man. Thank you."  L.D.

 

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                                           Brainspotting

                             Testimonials:

 

"You are one of the best Brainspotters on the East Coast"  Lisa Schwartz, Expert in Brainspotting, Consultant, Trainer and Creator of Resource Brainspotting with Attachment and Dissociation

 

 

 

Dave, thank you….it (brainspotting) was exactly what I needed to help me get to the root of my weight and shingles. I am all better…. I was just so amazed how I had that strong pain come out of nowhere and it then released. Amazing!  Karen Paolino Correia

 

 

 

"I am very grateful to you for this brainspotting stuff...It, and you, saved my life...I can't believe I got to do it...other people need to know about this"    J.A

"This (brainspotting) turned me around, from a very dark place, in a relatively short period of time. I can't thank you, and it, enough".    R.C.

"Thank you for everything...I really appreciate your helping me let go of my fears and negative thoughts.. it (brainspottting) really helped me tremendously" K.P.

"I can't believe how much more energetic I feel and how much more creative I am just by letting go of my negative feelings towards my brother (by using Brainspotting).     T.S.


"You're doing absolutely beautiful with my husband...he is changing on a very deep level."     P.T.

"This therapy (brainspotting) has completely changed me from when I started...I was a mess an now I feel good about my life..the brainspotting was very strange in the beginning, but now I realize it gave tremendous results. I am really grateful for everything you've done."      C.F.

A couple years after therapy, I client called to express his thanks for the therapy, stating, "I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the therapy I had with you. You were great and the techniques that you use, especially the Brainspotting, was incredibly effective...and all of my issues that I worked on back then are not my issues anymore...they never came back...like you said, they are gone forever once you work on them. Thanks for everything."  L.E.

Another client called me on a number of occasions after her triathalon events, telling me how much she is improving and how much better she was getting because of the (brainspotting) Performance Enhancement techniques we used in her therapy sessions."  K.C.

"All those negative feelings, all that craziness in not in my body anymore. I can't believe it. The brainspotting helped me to simply let go of those feelings, and thoughts, that were bothering me about my father. That's incredible."  A.W.

"I've been to a lot of therapists and out of all of the therapists I've been to, I like this type of therapy the best because I felt better right away after using it." M.C.

"You have done a great thing for me helping me get better with this brainspotting method. I feel extraordinarily well. I'm happy that I met you and that I could work with you."  R.S.

A client that I have been working with in relation to his fear of driving on highways called me one day and said, "Do you know what I'm doing? I'm going 60 miles an hour on the highway...we're making progress...I got to and from N.Y.C. without having to stop a thousand times...I want to thank you for all your help. You're really doing a great thing for me, getting me back on track. I really appreciate it. Thank you very much."  D.W.

"You're excellent at what you do, probably the best because you're the only one that has been able to help me with my issues. The methods you use, although they seem very simple and straightforward, prove to be incredibly effective in their ability to release negative thoughts and feelings. Thank you!"  J.T.

 

“I just wanted to let you know that I feel that the Brainspotting really helped me today. I felt so much better this evening. I’m looking forward to continuing. Thank you.”  P.D.

 

“A hour after one session where client processed some PTSD issues regarding car accidents earlier in her life that prevented this client from driving on the highway for ten years – client texted, “…Guess who just got off the highway! All thanks to you.”  S.J.

 

“Dave - I have been meaning to email you to not only thank you but tell you how I feel it was exactly what I needed to help me get to the root of my weight and shingles. I am all better… I was just so amazed how I had that strong pain come out of nowhere and then it released (and never came back). Amazing!”  It took about 3.5 weeks to completely clear out. I also have used the hand on the heart connection in parts therapy because I found it so profound. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you to give back all the love and support you shared with me….”  K.P. 

"I didn't think that I would like it (the Brainspotting) but I like it...very much...I feel good."   D.L.

 

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                            E.M.D.R. Testimonials 

                     (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

 

"Ever since you taught me the bilateral tapping (of E.M.D.R.), I have never had a panic attack since, even though I would have them quite frequently before that." G.T.

"E.M.D.R. released a lifetime of negative beliefs I had stored up. It allowed me to recognize that I was not responsible for all the bad things that happened in my life. It gave me back a feeling of worthiness and is allowing me to repair and work on my relationship with my husband and family! I have never felt so FREE!" M.U.

"The EMDR therapy was wonderful -- and helped me get to the root of many of my male relationship issues...You helped me to face my feelings of abandonment when he stopped talking to me and later committed suicide". N.P.

 


                              E.F.T. 

                    (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Testimonials

 

"I just had to call you to tell you…this tapping stuff is just so freakin’ powerful…I’m using it (and) I’m actually doing quit well on my diet...It’s keeps it up in the front of my head to watch what I eat…”                                      

“I can’t get over it…it’s such a powerful thing…I’m really psyched about it...I use it at night before I go to bed…”   

  
“It’s just amazing…I can’t get over it…it’s such a powerful thing…”    M.N.

 


                                 W.H.E.E. 

                              (Wholistic Hybrid of E.M.D.R and E.F.T.) 

"I'm finding the WHEE rather amazing especially considering its simplicity." A.R.

At her last therapy session a client said, " I can't believe I've worked through all of my issues with this method. Seems crazy that something so simple can do all that...and, since I clearly know how to do it now, I can work on other issues that come up down the road."  D.H.

"This seems to be too simple but I do feel better every time I do it."  E.N.

 

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                                Hypnosis 

                              Testimonials

“After leaving your office last week where we had the smoking therapy/hypnosis session, I went down and smoked my usual cigarette on my way home still in daisy mood.  I bought a pack and smoked until Thursday around 6.  So, no thoughts about it.  Lot of stuff going on with children, taxes, financial aid for college, etc.  Friday, I woke up and just didn't get to buy my pack and the day went by and I haven't had a cigarette since then.  Strange thing, someone 
walked up to me on Saturday smelling like smoke and I starting gagging, almost vomited right there in front of her.  Now if you picture the scene it was a bit funny, as she didn't understand why I had that reaction.  I felt sick the entire day.  So now, I'm afraid to have a cigarette.  God has a strange way of working....”  R. E.

In the middle of a hypnosis session to stop smoking, a client came out of the hypnotic trance stating, "I know I'm never going to smoke again." When I asked him how he knew that he said, "Because I now know why I started smoking and I don't need to do it anymore."  D.M.

                        Couples Therapy 

                            Testimonials

 

A couple of years after I had seen this couple, I received this phone message from the husband, "I just wanted to call you up and wish you a Happy New Year. If it wasn't for you we probably wouldn't be married and I wouldn't be enjoying my kids as much as I am. Thank you for your help. Much appreciated."  L.D. & D.D.

"We appreciate your love, support, and guidance. You're a special person who means so much to both of us."  K.P. and V.P.

"When I came to Dave..., I was at one of the lowest points in my life and looking at the imminent break-up of my marriage. Dave was extremely supportive and non-judgemental as he helped me to explore the important events and relationships in my life, and how they had contributed to the way I was feeling. With Dave's encouragement and techniques, I was able to understand situations...and re-shapre the way I thought about them, and about myself. Because of my work with Dave, my marriage is flourishing, my self-belief has improved, and I have tools to help me evaluate my feelings and turn negative energy into positive."  R.B.

"Words can not express the deep thanks for helping Debra and I. Things could not be better! Thanks to you Debra and I will be spending our 1st real Christmas together."  A.B. and D.B   

"Thanks for working with us Dave, we really appreciate your gift and your heart!"  N.L.


Other client comments: 


"How do you thank someone who has helped you come to terms with some of the most difficult and all encompassing issues of your life...finally enabling you to feel peace for the first time...that's what I'd like to thank Dave Dodge for." S.S.

"There's an easiness about Dave. He has a demeanor that helps you to feel at ease, sharing your most personal feelings. Above all he's a good listener. He carefully listens to me and puts things together, enabling me to see commonality in things I felt were separate." S.S.

“I cannot thank you enough for the techniques you showed me (Brainspotting and E.M.D.R.) and how you truly helped me with some of the issues I have been going through. I have been feeling so much better and my mood has really lightened after such a short time. I didn’t fight one time with my family (over the holidays) and I am no longer feeling so angry at my ex. I appreciate all the help." E.A. 

"This process (Brainspotting) makes me feel like the plug has been pulled out of the drain and all the bad stuff is going out, never to be seen again.” R.S.

 

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Dave Dodge, L.C.S.W.
Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
(914) 242-3484
Skype and telephone sessions are also available
Skype name - dave.dodge11

Please also visit my other website for more information on how I can help you.

I am a therapist with over 40 years of experience working with people to help them resolve the issues that are creating problems in their life. I am Certified and trained in a number of alternative therapies that are quicker, easier and much more effective than talk therapy in releasing one's issues.