I came to see Geri because I was struggling with family relationships and found that I was having massive panic attacks several times a week. When I arrived at her home office I was immediately comforted by the welcoming, comfortable and relaxing environment. Geri is great at sensing if its been a good or bad week and is quick to get right to the point of the problem. Sometimes I think its been worse than it has in reality and its nice when I can just express what I need to and release the tension that sometimes seems so suffocating. I am always grateful for the way she helps me to work through what is going on in my mind and how she helps me to speak out loud things that I may not have seen so clearly without her guidance and empathetic viewpoint. I always leave our sessions with a renewed hope that I will be ok, uncomfortable feelings wont kill me and that I have somewhere to go when its gets overwhelming.
After a year or so of our young son seeing a counsellor, it became apparent that it wasn’t as effective as it was in the beginning. Our son was 7 when we started this journey.
I began to search for other services and found Geri’s website. We were experiencing great behavioral challenges with our son, anxiety, panic attacks, anger outburst and rage, sleep disturbance, power struggles, manipulation. What was different with Geri was the process of counselling both the child and the parents. While our son had his sessions, she was able to help him understand and recognize his big feelings and taught him techniques to deal with them. He loved going to see Mrs. Geri! During our parenting sessions Geri was able to give insight on why these behaviors were occurring and provide us with understanding and skills to address the behavior.
I feel her lived experiences combined with her education and knowledge is what truly helped us to understand and better deal with our situation. I had many lightbulb moments that opened my eyes to things I wasn’t seeing before and in turn, this helped our family overcome our challenges. There were often times when I was in crisis and was able to reach out for support, via text or email, Geri always responded very quickly. I’m forever grateful to Geri, her expertise and her wisdom.
Susan mother to Mason
"I cannot thank Geri enough for the work that she has done with me and continues to do. From our first appointment Geri created a welcoming and judgement free space that made me feel more than comfortable delving into all of the difficulties life was handing me, and since then she has helped me to understand both the relationship with myself and the people surrounding me. She has aided me by teaching me strategies to navigate situations of conflict and by giving me guidance and view points that I was unable and sometimes simply unwilling to see, all while supporting and encouraging me to keep my own health a priority in my life. I genuinely feel Geri's care and want for me to find peace in my life, and she has been a large step in helping me to get there."