Testimonials From Past Clients
Positive change is possible, and many clients have proved that time and time again
Couples Therapy Testimonials
“My husband and I got more done in 3 sessions with Dr H than in several years of therapy with multiple therapists.”
I came to the retreat feeling very hopeless, and I am leaving with a lot of tools and feeling that eventually everything will be alright.
Hello Dr. H. I hope this finds you well. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the work you did with us. Our daily check ins continue and things are going well for us. Sometimes the check ins are short and sometimes they are longer, but they are always heartfelt. The best part is that we actually listen to each other. I can honestly say that I have not felt this close to my husband (physically and emotionally) in years. We are so grateful to you!
Forever grateful for the help and insight you gave us to heal our relationship. We had a pretty bleak outlook for awhile, and going through the course and continuing to use the communication skills you taught us has changed everything for us. Never stop dating your partner great advice, finding time to be a couple and not just mom and dad or one without the other has made a huge difference in things. You gave us the tools to change the entire course of our lives, and we will be forever thankful. I couldn't imagine life without my husband now, and he shows his appreciation to me like never before, it's always going to be a work in progress, but it most definitely worth the work now. Thank you again!
We tried to come up with something that we thought would improve our time with Dr. H. but we couldn't come up with anything. Thank you for all the help!
“I just wanted to say thanks for the good session today. It’s great to have the practical exercise. Looking forward to using it.”
“Your work with us has done wonders, and I am so grateful. Thank you!”
We would highly recommend Dr. H. We took part in an intensive couples therapy retreat. The 3 days we spent with him were insightful, very interesting, challenging, and pushed our relationship to uncomfortable places at times. What he taught us felt foreign at first and was difficult, but in the end proved to be a much more effective way of communicating. He is very easy to talk to, a greater listener and made us feel very comfortable, as If we had known him for quite some time. While we might have been exhausted by end of each session, we left feeling more positive and hopeful for our future.
My husband and I learned how to be more open and honest. Dr. H. taught us how to communicate and listen deeply. We take time for our relationship now. We have check ins almost every day and we truly enjoy sharing our celebrations and things to work on with each other. It's been almost a year since we worked with Dr. H. Although we still have difficult times periodically, the skills we learned help us talk our way through them more effectively and respectfully than we did before.
We have been doing amazing well since we all met, I didn't see this coming for us back then, but my wife and I have become so much better in so many ways in our relationship. I can't pinpoint one thing that helped the most, but what you taught us I still here in my head when I'm trying to communicate with her. Her feelings for me have grown all over again and I couldn't be more happy and appreciative for that. Thank you so very much for everything you taught us, and in helping us keep our marriage whole.
"Thanks so much Dr H! it really was a pleasure working with you. We are really happy to feel so connected and intimate again, and we’ve used the communication skills to discuss a few more difficult things, with a really positive outcome!"
Thank you so much for your call and your kind words. We have had a lot of “I’m Sorry, we can not help,” in the last two weeks and felt discouraged with humanity. Be well, knowing you gave someone hope. We look forward to our next meeting.
Thank you again for what you have done to help my marriage and family. Yes, these are quite stressful and uncertain times. We’re on the wave and will riding it out the best we can, and now we are definitely in a better place than before.
This is the best money we have ever spent on our marriage, and I have real hope now.
Our virtual weekend session with Dr. H. was more personal than I expected it to be. I worried that the screen between us would diminish the effectiveness of it, but it really didn't. He was "present" and wholly aware of how we were doing and what we had to work on. He noticed little things too, like the blanket that I had on my lap every day, a comfort that I wouldn't have had if our sessions had been in person. His gentle probing was non-threatening yet elicited honest responses from both of us.
Individual Therapy & Neurofeedback Testimonials
“As of 30 years ago, I’ve been suffering from chronic panic attacks that would hit me at any given time and place. Last year I experienced a severe panic attack while heading to spring vacation with my family. I felt horrible and my wife and kids for the first time saw me experiencing and attack and never knew that this happens to me because I managed to hide it from them. It was than that I decided to accept my condition and seek professional help. Although most doctors would treat this disorder with pills, I chose not to contaminate or become addictive to pills and seeked an alternative solution. I found Dr. H while searching thru Google and decided to give it a shot. Since the fist day I met him he encouraged me that this condition is treatable with the right training. Once I started my treatment, I seldom suffered from any attacks and now I feel like a normal person being able to work and do all those little things that I limited myself because of fear of a panic attack. I highly recommend this treatment, it really works and Dr. H walks you thru it with a positive mind.”
“My daughter has had 5 neurofeedback sessions and she just told me that she is feeling better. She thinks the treatment at LifeWise has helped her brain. About 5 years ago, she had a severe reaction to a medication, which left her brain in a compromised state. She said her brain has been slowly recovering on its own over the last 5 years but doing neurofeedback at LifeWise has accelerated her recovery just in the past few weeks! She believes in neurofeedback now even though she had a bad experience at another office, and I just want to thank you so much for helping her out!”
“Hi Dr H. Whatever you’re doing in sessions, keep doing it!! The last two days our daughter has been singing and smiling and engaging more than she has in… forever.. since she was a little girl BEFORE the stress of school sucked the life out of her.. (to put it bluntly). On the way home from the appointment, she/we sang in the car and talked and laughed.. it is SO NICE to be able to do that with her and feel that enjoyment again!!!! It feels like this heavy dark blanket is being lifted off of us.. and we can see the sun again and breathe the fresh air. It’s been SO LONG that she has been struggling, so I’m just trying to articulate how grateful I am for all that you are doing for her and therefore our family… 🙂 It feels amazing, and I am so hopeful now. THANK YOU!”
Just a note to say that although I missed my appt this week it was very helpful to speak on the phone with you for 15 mins. My outlook changed after that for the rest of that day, and I’ve been in a good spot since. I’m looking forward to the opportunities my work trip will provide me next week!
“I can’t say enough about Dr. Helfand and neurofeedback. Following years of Lyme disease, a small stroke, and poor blood supply to my brain, I had trouble finding words. I didn’t trust myself to think clearly or to hold up my end of a conversation. If I had any sort of professional meeting, I would write down everything I needed to say, and I’d practice saying it. Even then, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to remember when it mattered. In other areas of life, distance driving was impossible. I’d be nodding off at the wheel if I drove more than an hour, and I frequently got lost, even with the GPS. Afternoons were wasted, because I’d be too sleepy to function. Then I’d be wide awake at bedtime, but too distracted to focus or get anything done. It would take hours to fall asleep, and then I’d wake up constantly and stare at the ceiling. Every morning, I’d wonder how I could possibly get through another day. I was cranky. Ask my husband. Since beginning neurofeedback, I drove from Massachusetts to North Carolina, and I was alert and awake the whole way. I find words easily. I can think on my feet, even in stressful situations. I feel alert and focused, and I have no trouble getting things done quickly and efficiently. I even finished writing two novels that had been mostly done for months. Dr. Helfand is kind and approachable, entirely professional, but with a ready sense of humor. I highly recommend this practice to anyone who wants to reclaim lost parts of themselves, or who just wants to be their best possible self. It’s amazing getting up every day and looking forward to life.”
“I would like to thank you for the amazing difference that this treatment has made in my life. I have found that I have gotten much better in regard to the obsessive thoughts, and I have reached the goals that I set.”
“When I started my treatment with Dr H, I was heartbroken, unemployed, and in a deep depression and unable to complete basic tasks. The results I experienced were not only dramatic, but immediate. After the first couple sessions I was able to socialize again, and take care of myself. Halfway through my treatment I was doing things that I had been telling myself to do for years. I now feel at the height of my powers for the first time in my life, and I absolutely know that doing these treatments was a big part of it. Dr H is so nice and easy to talk to. I always looked forward to my appointments and when the treatment was complete I felt ready. There is no better investment than the health of your brain. I know so many people who could benefit from this treatment, and I was so lucky to have had the opportunity.”
“After just one neurofeedback session my wife said I was a changed man. I was more pleasant, had more energy, and I slept great that night.”
“I was having bad post-concussion symptoms ranging from difficulty sleeping to mental fatigue to a constant sense of brain fog. I went and saw a lot of different doctors and never got the therapy I needed. I found Dr. Helfand at LifeWise and I was initially very impressed with the team, so I started neurofeedback as soon as possible. My brain is now functioning the way it used to, and I can confidently say I feel like myself again. I am so thankful I have met the people at LifeWise and be able to recover from my concussions before I head to college this fall. The neuro-therapy LifeWise provides has significantly improved my quality of life, and I believe it could help many more people with their problems.”
“I just want to tell you what a huge impact you have had on our family. After a lifetime of explosive anger and over-reaction and the rest of it, we have had a full five months of cheerful, gracious, positive behavior from our daughter, and seen her expand her life to take chances and start acting out of curiosity and interest instead of fear. Situations have come up in the past few months that ordinarily would have led to hysterical scenes; she has dealt with them with poise and equanimity. I came to you skeptical but desperate. I am no longer skeptical, and I feel real hope for the first time. I think she does too. Thank you so much!”
“Great place to go if you’re looking for an alternative treatment for anxiety, depression, ADHD and learning problems. Dr. Helfand is a great guy who cares about his patients. Neurofeedback Therapy has helped me in more ways than I ever thought possible. Thank you Dr. Helfand for everything you have done for me.”
“Thanks for all the help this past year. Our son really does seem to be doing better in school and at keeping his mind from cycling through worries.”
Thanks for today! I just had to email you and say that I felt so energized after talking today that I even talked to my boss about some of the frustration I have been experiencing at work and we had a pretty productive conversation about it. It’ll be interesting to see what happens between today and when we meet next but I was so proud that I stood up for myself 🙂
“I’ve been in a pretty good place the last few months, and I’d like to credit you for helping to make that happen. I appreciate the advice, perspective, and feedback you’ve given me, as well as just being available to listen while I get my thoughts out.”
Please note that some details of the testimonials above might have been changed to protect client confidentiality
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