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What Do Our Clients Say?

I have been a patient of Barbara Paolo for almost 2 years now. When I first began seeking therapy with her there were many overwhelming stresses in my life. There were many uncertainties I needed to gain clarity on. I was extremely unhappy with where my life was leading me. I knew I needed to make some very difficult choices. I needed a professional to help self-question myself. My situation at the time felt hopeless. I was in a bad marriage. I had a mother-in-law that was emotionally abusive to both my spouse and me. I was a new mother to a one year old and wife to a husband that was out of work for the second time in five years. The negative influences and people closest to me were smothering my true ‘self’.

Through hard questioning, reflection and compassion, Barbara gently guided me to the path I needed to take for my young son’s wellbeing as well as my own. She never conveyed what I should do. Barbara’s questioning led to self-examine and eventually assisted in making my own decision(s). Thanks to her commitment, effectiveness and professionalism, I can now say I have found my ‘old’ self that had been defeated and deflated. My poise has returned. I am a confident, doting mother to my son and have reconnected to my old friends.

Today my life is busy; however, it is full of optimism, happiness and possibilities. Barbara was and is a dynamic influence in facilitating my come back…to the life I was meant to experience and embrace.

Yes, I still have stresses, anxiety, and doubts at times; however, I can cope more easily with these bumps thanks to her coaching. Barbara is an incredibly compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated therapist. Everyone should have a Barbara Paolo in their lives.

- Linda V


When I first began seeing Barbara, I was an active alcoholic and drug-addict who also suffered from bi-polar disorder. Barbara never judged me; rather, she guided me toward sobriety and mental health. With hard work and perseverance, I am now twelve years sober, hold two Master’s degrees, and am working in the career of my dreams. My relationships with friends and family have been repaired as I continue to work on myself, and, while I may not always love myself, I really like who I am now. I could never have gotten here without Barbara.

- Lisa


When I first began seeing Barbara, I was an active alcoholic and drug-addict who also suffered from bi-polar disorder. Barbara never judged me; rather, she guided me toward sobriety and mental health. With hard work and perseverance, I am now twelve years sober, hold two Master’s degrees, and am working in the career of my dreams. My relationships with friends and family have been repaired as I continue to work on myself, and, while I may not always love myself, I really like who I am now. I could never have gotten here without Barbara.

- Jeanne H.