There were so many things my therapist helped me with, like learning to manage my medicine and showing me how to be safe in the shower – I appreciate that so much. I knew I could trust her and her advice. She went beyond just giving me therapy; she gave me knowledgeable, professional advice, but above that, she gave me friendship – something I value so much at this point in my life.
My therapist was so patient and really took the time to explain my deficits and my treatment to me in ways no one else has. When I was nervous to try a new approach, she took the time to sit and talk with me and I felt like she really listened. I went from having falls almost every other day to not having a fall in the last month. I really used to be afraid to be alone in my apartment, but she taught me so many ways to safely manage my energy levels I’m not worried anymore.
When I first moved to my community, I was depressed and having a really rough time. My therapist came in and listened to my fears and validated them. She asked me questions about my interests and encouraged me to participate in activities and social events. I can happily say she helped show me that moving into a new setting doesn’t mean your life is over. She made my new community feel like more like home.
Our therapist has worked to improve and enhance my husband’s physical, social and mental processing skills. She works to make her clients feel as if the exercises are their ideas, instead of a therapeutic routine that must be completed. My husband’s daily life and personal skills are becoming easier for the both of us. He always looks forward to working with her.