Client ImpressionsPlease take a moment to read these thoughtful answers to 5 questions
1. How has your experience here been different from any initial apprehensions you may have had?
“I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about confiding in a male therapist, but I needed to hear a different perspective and now feel very much at ease.
“A feeling of openness, comfort and acceptance from the moment you walk in.
“After briefly attending sessions with Dr. Benanti, the stigmas and stereotypes of therapy were quickly erased. Our time together is often a highlight of my busy week, a respite to rejuvenate and re-center my life within an often chaotic world.
“My experience is far more nurturing mentally than I thought it could be.
“My initial apprehension was my doubt that anyone outside my marriage would be able to understand what was happening inside my marriage and be in a position to help. That apprehension was erased very quickly. Not seeking Dr. Benanti’s help would have been a huge mistake.
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How would you distinguish your experience here from other similar experiences you have had?
2. How would you distinguish your experience here from other similar experiences you have had?
“Dr. Benanti has an ease and humor that makes me feel I’m with an equal who happens to be more educated, experienced and understanding of this life than I am. His wisdom runs deep and stays with me as I go through my day.
“What distinguishes my experience with Dr. Benanti from other experiences I have had can best be told by the simple fact that I now truly look forward to my visits. They are a time of retreat from everything else and a time of reflection on what really matters.
“My experience with Dr. B. has helped me more that any other experience I’ve had with therapy elsewhere.
“Other places do not come close to the quality of information you receive from Dr. Benanti. His depth of knowledge is obvious and he knows how and when to use it.
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How would you describe the manner and effectiveness of Dr. Benanti?
3. How would you describe the manner and effectiveness of Dr. Benanti?
“Very effective in a warm and caring way. Very patient and understanding, gentle manner.
“Dr. Benanti is calm and easy going but knows how to cut to the core of the issue rather than spending time on the peripheral problems. He never places blame but knows how to ask the questions that make you realize how your actions/words may not have been appropriate.
“I love his stories and examples. They make it easy to understand and apply what I’m learning about myself.
“Extremely professional, yet at the same time, informal and relaxed. I can be pretty stubborn and sometimes I’m surprised that I find myself changing… almost like the therapy is sneaking in!
“The warmth and informality of the counseling has really helped in making the conversations and learning productive. The counseling is such that I never leave a visit without having learned more about myself, understanding better what is going on around me regarding the issues, and receiving practical advice in how to deal with them.
“Incredibly professional, knowledgeable, helpful, wise and non-judgmental.
“The manner by which I am helped I would describe as nurturing; really a growth process. As far as effectiveness, I find that I take away something from each session and apply it in my daily life.
“Dr. Benanti is perfect for what I need in my life…to help get me to a better path in life. I truly feel his compassion and caring. I am not just a “client”.
“Kind, gentle (mostly), loving, caring and respectful.
“Dr. Benanti’s caring and compassionate manner make one feel safe and comfortable allowing for true healing to take place.
“Through my relationship with Dr. Benanti, he has flowed to and from roles of mentor, coach, friend and fellow traveler. He has the ability to become exactly what I need in that moment and the wisdom to know which aspects of his personality are being called forth.
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What has been among the most valuable benefits you’ve received in coming to The Center for Optimum Living?
4. What has been among the most valuable benefits you’ve received in coming to The Center for Optimum Living?
“Stronger sense of self and awareness of my behaviors/choices both good and bad for me. Learning to trust my inner voice and express myself.
“I am less burdened, anxious and emotionally upset by situations now. I also feel more emotionally centered and grounded. I am more adventurous and enjoy my life much more. Stress is much less.
“Warm, open and non-judgmental support.
“The most valuable benefits I receive from the counseling at the Center for Optimum Living is first a better understanding of myself, those around me, and the issues I’m dealing with, and secondly how I can best deal with them to improve my life as well as theirs. I am a better person today because of it.
“Better health – mentally and physically. I’m not religious, but I feel more spiritually grounded.
“With the help of Dr. Benanti and the Center for Optimum Living, I have been effectively tending to my life as it is and living with more inner stillness and conscientious awareness.
“Among the most valuable benefits I’ve received by coming here is the inner growth that I feel and mostly the outer growth which is encouraged and well received.
“Dr. Benanti doesn’t focus on fixing one particular problem, but instead teaches you life skills that enable you to handle a multitude of issues.
“More peace, more acceptance of myself, improved overall physical and emotional health.
“I feel like I have regained control of my life. I am better in every way since I have started coming here. I am stronger inside so any outer stress stays “out there” most of the time.
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Please add anything else that you think would be helpful to someone considering our practice for themselves or their loved ones.
5. Please add anything else that you think would be helpful to someone considering our practice for themselves or their loved ones.
“I am grateful for all Dr. B. has taught me. His loving nature and walking beside me in tender loving care is much appreciated. Many areas of my life are much better then they were before.
“Without hesitation, I attribute much of the happiness in my life directly to my experiences with Dr. Benanti at the Center for Optimum Living.
“The process of getting through all my messed up situations has sometimes been long and grueling, but well worth it. A sense of calmness and self-awareness that was either completely absent or rarely present when I first walked in his office is now with me more often then not.
“The Center for Optimum Living is a very special place. From the minute you walk in to the reception area, you are immediately calmed by the peaceful music, the sounds of running water from a fountain. Dr. Benanti is very professional, well-educated, sensitive and caring. He makes you feel comfortable discussing whatever is on your mind. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
“This is so very different from the traditional therapy I’ve had. This nurtures a feeling of being “special” and important and much more than only the problems that I identified myself with.
“No Website or advertisement can accurately describe COL. My advice is to schedule a visit, it will be well worth it.