MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
There are times when comprehensive behavioral healthcare needs to include a pharmacological intervention in addition to therapy services to achieve the best results for the patient.
First and foremost, I feel it is important to thank Dr. Tianna Rooney, director of Perspectives as well as our therapist. Not only for being an invaluable asset to helping my wife and I (which I will get to in a moment), but for creating a mental, emotional and relationship health practice that’s mission is to provide extraordinary care and help people change their lives. I can think of no better way to really express our deep appreciation and gratitude for the services at PTS. In all God’s honesty, if it weren’t for Perspectives, I don’t know where our marriage would be right now, but I can say with the utmost certainty, it would not be in a good place.
I contacted Perspectives Therapy Services some time ago in a complete state of fear, desperation, sadness and confusion. Almost overnight, it had seemed that my marriage to my wife had disintegrated to a point of no return, and I found myself in a virtual state of panic with nowhere to really turn. I had both heated and calm discussions with my wife over where we were going as a couple, and I had scheduled an appointment with a divorce attorney for a Thursday afternoon. I was emotionally crushed from the inside out and to the deepest part of my being at the thought of letting go of my wife and family, but saw few alternatives as issues that had haunted us since before we were married had only gotten worse.
In my internet search for a family law practice I had also come across some listings for family and marriage counseling in our area. In what was really a last attempt out of desperation to find a solution better than what I was facing, I called a few marriage counseling offices and left messages for someone (ANYONE) to call me back. It was later that same afternoon that a compassionate intake specialist from Perspectives returned my call.
I was listened to intently. I revealed that I was afraid both for the immediate and distant future regarding my marriage. This caring stranger spoke with true empathy and honesty, which soothed me enough to find an inner strength that I needed to have in those moments. Coincidently, it is that same inner strength today that is growing that gives me hope for the future. From that phone call, we scheduled an appointment for my wife and I to meet with a marriage therapist the next evening, a Thursday. I never did show up at the divorce attorney’s office that day.
Our therapeutic journey has been phenomenal. That is no exaggeration. The level of comfort and ease with which my wife and I have been able to open up lines of communication with our therapist’s help has been amazing. We are learning things from one another and about one another, some so very basic and simple and others that are incredibly deep and personal. It’s embarrassing to admit that we couldn’t find a way to communicate to one another without help. But it is an honor and a pleasure to say that we’ve begun to find ways of doing so with our therapist’s insightful and meaningful help. It is almost seamless and at a level of understanding I can’t explain in words, and it comes from the direct interaction and intervention of her talent and caring. My wife and I are grateful beyond words.
We realize we have a long and probably hard road ahead of us. That is just the facts. But we both have a new confidence and hope within ourselves and for one another. We are rebuilding our relationship from the ground-up, re-engineering and rethinking how we interact with one another and relate to one another, mindful of one another’s needs, dreams, aspirations and wishes, as well as our shortcomings and faults that not so long ago nearly destroyed our relationship. In our first meeting with our therapist, I told her that I loved my wife deeply and truly. My wife validated me and asserted that she loved me as well, but just couldn’t see any way that we could ever repair the damage that had been done in our relationship. That is no longer the case. We owe our hope and new beginning to Perspectives Therapy Services. With the utmost sincerity and appreciation I personally will be forever grateful.
Before my first appointment at Perspectives, I was petrified. I was a person who never wanted to seek therapy, and I had done everything I could to avoid the therapy “option”. Now I know that going to therapy is the greatest gift I have ever given myself. With my therapist’s guidance, I found the strength, the courage, and the self-respect to change myself and fully realize the life I wanted to live. When I think of how far I’ve come because of therapy, I feel so, so grateful and amazed. Thank you Perspectives!
We started therapy for my 8 yr old daughter who was struggling with her emotions, temper and physically lasting out at me when things don’t go her way. Her therapist brought so many different view points to the table and has opened my husband and my eyes to the dynamics and communication of our family. We are learning better parenting techniques not only for our daughter in therapy but for our other children. My daughter’s therapist has helped her become aware of her behavior in fun and playful ways. Her therapy sessions are an hour she looks forward to during the week. Thank you for what you have done and are doing for our family.
I had been to therapists before and never really bought into the process. Having gone through my life with unresolved issues of grief and loss, I finally made the decision that I needed to heal myself. By going to Perspectives and working with my therapist, he helped me to change my life for the better. He helped me to understand what I went through and how I could work to correct it. I feel whole again and feel that I’m finally able to be who I’m meant to be…me! I am so thankful for feeling like I can actually handle whatever life throws at me. Thanks!
I feel like at Perspectives Therapy I’m being listened to. I feel like I can tell my therapist anything and I won’t be judged. Whatever I say will be kept between me and her unless I say otherwise. Therapy is helping me a lot and I can’t think of a better place to seek help. I’ve been able to say things to my therapist that I wouldn’t tell anyone.