Center for Solution-Focused Training 
Therapist training, supervision, organizational consultation, and therapy

Joel K. Simon, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

 

FEEDBACK FROM CLIENTS

 

"What seemed like a complex, overwhelming situation became much simpler once I had stated my "best hopes" to Joel and explored the important things for me to notice on my way there. As Joel says, the transformation happens between sessions, and although I wasn't sure if anything had happened by the end of our meetings... I found that it was surprisingly effortless afterward to make choices that brought me to a place of clarity and strength. It only took two sessions for me to move through some grieving and feel confident on my own two feet, which surprised me given all that I was dealing with. I gained confidence in my ability to cope, and my coping skills immediately improved exponentially even though 'the situation' didn't disappear overnight."

"I was encouraged to think for myself and utilize the resources that were within my reach to find help and answers to very difficult emotional circumstances.   Joel has been instrumental in allowing me to see for myself that brief therapy is excellent and an incredible tool to use throughout my life, not only during crisis. The best teachers of our society are those who help others to think for themselves in a healthy and positive manner in order to ultimately better our world.  When I think of Joel and his approach, a wise proverb comes to mind.  "Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he (or she in this case) eats for a lifetime." I never thought I could apply that to the emotional and mental health field, but I truly believe this is what Joel has shown me.  Thank you, Joel, for giving undivided attention, asking the right questions and remaining objective.  Excellent therapy, I highly recommend it!"

"Learning to think before any action takes place. Before responding I now think more about the situation that is at hand, then respond. Joel was easy to talk to. I felt comfortable with him, so it made it easier for me to say what I needed to say. He brought things out of me by asking questions I might have forgotten about. I learned to think first; once you do that, things seem to unravel a different way. If for any reason I need to talk again, I will call Joel. Thank-you for your help. My life has changed for the better"

"Joel helped teach me how to deal with my problems without his help. His exercises were extremely helpful and things I would not think to do on my own. I realized that the way I was going to get the most out of therapy was to follow his instruction and face my problems. It is important to make sure you do your home work outside of therapy if you truly want to get better. Joel thinks outside the box. I honestly can tell you that the assignment he would give me after therapy worked like magic. I left every session feeling better and full of hope. In order for you to get the most out of therapy you must be honest with him and yourself. I owe a lot to Joel. He helped me through the most difficult time in my life and I am better today for having met him."

In terms of your best hopes for therapy, where are you now (*Things are worse, *No difference, *Slight improvement, *Much better, *My best hopes are reached)?
My best hopes are reached
What happened during your sessions that was (were) most helpful?
Questions asked during therapy session helped me think more clearly.
What would you like others to know about your work with Joel?
He gets right to the problem and doesn't drag out the process.
Do you have any other comments or suggestions?
I want to thank Joel for his help in my recovery.

In terms of your best hopes for therapy, where are you now (*Things are worse, *No difference, *Slight improvement, *Much better, *My best hopes are reached)?
My best hopes are reached
What happened during your sessions that was (were) most helpful?
I think my thinking and tactics for dealing with my particular situation were "refocused" in a positive way. This new way in seeing things (although, I must admit, came about without me putting much thought into it/realizing it) has put me on a right, more focused path.
What would you like others to know about your work with Joel?
That he challenges you to strive for the best solution(s), and you do it at your own pace.
Do you have any other comments or suggestions?
Joel was great and, if the need arises, I would see him again.

"Joel gave me the tools and the confidence to make positive changes in my life, to find my inner strength, and to overcome serious anxiety and depression. He challenges you to overcome your obstacles through his suggestions and if one is motivated to follow through with them they pay off in the end".

In terms of your best hopes for therapy, where are you now (*Things are worse, *No difference, *Slight improvement, *Much better, *My best hopes are reached)?
Better
What happened during your sessions that was (were) most helpful?
The time Joel takes to evaluate his notes and comes back with some solutions and goals in mind for you to focus on until next session.
What would you like others to know about your work with Joel?
He's really a great guy. Very calm and relaxing I felt very comfortable. He also appears to be very organized. His desk isn't piled high with notes and bills. The office is imaculate.

"I couldn't be happier with the whole experience. Joel really gets you to think about your situations and life. He truly helped me within two sessions. I really suggest if you feel like you need to talk to someone you should talk to Joel Simon. I am very happy to have found him."

In terms of your best hopes for therapy, where are you now (*Things are worse, *No difference, *Slight improvement, *Much better, *My best hopes are reached)?
Better
What happened during your sessions that was (were) most helpful?
"Joel helped me to gain insight into the heart of the problem and enabled me to view the problem from a fresh perspective."
What would you like others to know about your work with Joel?
"In a few short weeks, Joel enabled my wife and I to try a more constructive approach toward dealing with the problem. He is very empathetic and engaging."

"Joel is the most effective therapist I have found, and for that reason I give my highest recommendation."

 

 

 

 


 

 

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