Male – 14 – Written by a parent
Jeff and Jo when I first brought my son to you I was at the end of the straw. He was out of control and I was ready give up and he wanted to die. He was continually in trouble with the law, on probation and wanted nothing to do with me.
I have no idea what happened in your sessions, but my son is not the same. As a parent you cannot understand the pain we were both going through. After seeing you he began a new lease on life, his grades improved and most importantly he wanted to live.
He is talking to me and is so grateful for the work you had done with him. As a single mother I was not able to afford the help he needed. Not having the burden of having to pay for his lay counseling I just did not know what I would have done. Thank you for giving my son back.
Mother of teenager
Couple – 35 & 38
When we came to Fresh Canvas we had decided to end our marriage of fifteen-years. Our home was so toxic with so much anger and frustration was so ugly. I did not want to come I just wanted to get away from him. We were separated when we begin working with you and Jo. The time you spent with us was priceless.
You were able to help us work through things that seemed to have lasted a life time. Our children were out of control and frightened that we were divorcing. The papers had been drawn up and we were ready to move on with our lives.
If not for you, we would no be together today. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. My husband and I are talking, and we feel we have been given a new lease on life, no words can ever express the gratitude we have for you and Fresh Canvas. Thank you for being there when all seemed to be lost.
Male – 16
My parents made me come to see you. I did not want to be there at all. I depsisded my parents for making me go to counseling. I am grateful tough now that I did go. Jeff, you helped me to realize that the pain, anger and loneliness was not my fault.
You believed in me and gave me hope for the first time in my life. If not for you pushing me to find why I was self-medicating I would more than likely be dead. You helped me to learn that I am not defined by my past and that I had value and worth.
I am so thankful for the time you put into helping me. I want to live, I want to enjoy life, I want to know I matter and I no I do. Thank you Jeff.
Wisconsin Rapids, US
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End Date: 10 January 2017