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Comments from Our Clients

We are so blessed to see lives change every day, to see families restored, to see individuals find renewed hope and health, and to see God's purposes for each person rediscovered.  Following are just a few of the testimonials and thank you's we've received over the past few years.  Names are used only with consent of the client; all other quotes are annonymous as requested by the client to protect their confidentiality.  

 

From former Day Program clients

"This program helped me do a lot of processing of my past.  It was as helpful as I could have hoped for."  Justin B.  5/30/14

 

"Thank you for helping me gain perspective again in my life.  I came to MC day program and discovered words like depleted and burnout and left MC with words like balance, boundaries and 'take time for me.'  Thanks to all the staff at MC from admission to discharge!  Michael D.  5/23/14

 

"I appreciate the group therapy sharing/feedback - beautiful how a community can form from vulnerability and openness.  The good-bye ceremony was a wonderful gift and blessing - I felt like I was able to share from my heart and receive the blessings and encouragement of others."  Megan L.  5/7/14

 

"The Meier Clinic Day Program has changed my attitude from feeling discouraged to enthusiastic.  The process has given me awareness and coping skills as life is changing."  A. B.  5/1/14

 

"Thank you all for everything you do here.  These past three weeks have truly transformed my life and I am finally experiencing healing.  Keep changing lives!"   Katie M.  4/28/14

 

"This is an awesome program.  It is very challenging in a positive way.  The input, education and insight by those leading it are very helpful.  The teaching is practical and something I can continue to implement.  I felt the counselors were sensitive but not afraid to be direct and honest."  Luann P.  4/1/14

 

"I entered the Day Program not knowing what to expect. I felt the weight of the world was on my shoulders and I was discouraged, lonely, and afraid. Three weeks later, I am not only leaving with renewed hope, but with tools to make productive life changes. I was blessed to go through this program." Todd S. 10/22/13

 

"This was an amazing program. It exceeded my expectations. I feel that I got a tremendous amount of support and help with my diagnosis, as well as other issues that I realized I suffer from. I would highly recommend this program to anyone struggling with mental illness. The faith component was absolutely essential in my recovery." Alexis B. 9/12/13

 

"Your program and the caring people here saved my life."  Joseph 4/19/13

 

"Thank you.  This is the best day program I've ever been in.  And I've been in a few others."  Claudia 4/12/13

 

"All of the therapists were wonderful - compassionate, caring, and insightful.  They were amazing in their ability to ask just the right question or make an observation to help us to take our own steps toward healing and wholeness.  I am grateful for each one of them."  Mary Anne 3/28/13

 

"I made great strides toward healing while I was here.  Everyone was concerned, caring, and helpful."  3/15/13

 

"The Meier Clinic served as a great place for recovery.  From this program, I was introduced to many tools as well as just life essentials that I never would have known."  Ian 1/30/13

 

"This is an amazing program which I feel extremely blessed to have had the opportunity in which to participate.  The outstanding curriculum shows the dedication of the entire staff to the emotional and spirtual health of all those enrolled.  You have put joy back in my life which I thought I had lost forever!!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart."  Melissa 12/20/12

 

"The staff was so real, down to earth.  I felt like they were always for me and not against me.  Thank you so much."  Johna 12/19/12

  

"(My counselor) can get such wisdom out of scripture and help me see things from a different perspective - slight shifts.  Everyone I worked with was so gracious and caring.  I feel 'heard' and that is so big for me.  I've learned to trust 'the system.'  I believe you guys have this thing down to a sceince (not black/white thinking).  Thank you all!"  Rhonda 10/18/12

 

"I came here feeling like I didn't know who I was any more. I wanted to fix it all on my own without God. I am leaving today with a strengthened relationship with Him and a huge feeling of HOPE! I've learned so much with help from the counselors and have goals to keep working towards." Kailah 9/14/12

 

“If you know of anyone who is struggling with anxiety/depression etc., I highly recommend Meier Clinic. It was truly an amazing experience. . .The last week I was there, the anxiety and depression had lifted. . .I learned so much about allowing myself to feel and experience my emotions, being honest before the Lord and processing them and expressing them in healthy ways. . .I learned so many things it is really hard to describe it all, but mainly to trust the Lord again, even in the midst of pain. . .My experience at Meier Clinic has been among the most meaningful and healing experiences of my life. There is no way I could ever express in mere words the blessings I received. How each person I met became so dear to me and helped me along the climb out of the pit of anxiety/depression. . .I truly felt so loved, valued, safe with everyone at the clinic . . .Here it is two years later and I am walking strong in the Lord, filled with His joy and helping others to find healing as the Lord led me to healing. I will never forget my wonderful experience at the Meier Clinic. . .” Teresa 9/10/12

 

From Outpatient clients and friends

"I cannot say enough good about (my therapist).  She helped me tremendously!  I am an entirely diferent person becaue of the way God used her in my life!  I have grown so much and in so many ways! . . .I thank God for leading me to Meier Clinics. . ."  Amanda 1/9/14

 

"Wow - what a difference!  I'm so blessed to have come here and gotten to work with (my counselor).  She has truly helped me in more ways than I can express.  God bless."  Kelly 4/23/13

 

"(My counselor) was an absolute gift in my life from God.  She was instrumental in helping me work through obstacles and improve my life.  We worked together to give me life long tools to sustain my progress and stability.  Finally, she has brought me even closer to Jesus and I will be forever grateful."  Christie 1/11/13

 

"We were very pleased with the service and the results of the therapy.  Christian counseling works.  We feel very blessed that our daughter was able to get the help she needed with a Christian perspective."  Sydney 11/11/12

 

"(My counselor) is a VERY special person in my life.  She is faithful, has excellent boundaries, and gives practical and Godly counsel. . .she puts her heart into helping me. . .she counsels with actual suggestions and ideas.  EMDR has been so healing.  It's like God shining his 'spotlight' on deep seeded scars from my past.  I always feel 'better,' more hopeful after a session. . .Whenever I think of (my counselor), I see LOVE."  Ginny 7/16/12

 

"(My counselor) has been a God send.  He is insightful, very perceptive and, most of all, loves me as a person and wants my best.  I went from absolute bottom to a healthier place than I've ever been."  Eli 1/4/12

 

"Just started counseling last month, and am very pleased.  Had never done this before and was apprehensive.  My counselor was very quick to pick up on my issues, is insightful, has a sense of humor and has established a relaxed atmosphere.  Am very pleased with his Christ-centered approach and find out discussions and reading very helpful.  An answer to prayer."  John 7/31/11

 

"Through my therapist's careful application of faith-based principles along with a CBT treatment orientation, I have made meaningful progress in the past two months."  Luke  6/30/11

 

"I love my therapist!  From day one, I felt as though I was truly being heard!  I felt her compassion and eagerness to help ease my grief and anxiety.  I would and HAVE recommended Meier Clinic to anyone seeking therapy!"  Jennifer E. 1/23/11

 

"I came due to depression.  I was having no energy and didn't care about anything. . .The program has been wonderful.  I have learned more about myself. . .I'm feeling much better about myself.  I feel like I have a friend at Meier Clinics."     Debra D.

 

"My counselor has a great innovative way of making me think about my issues.  It's been years of searching to find a counselor I could trust."

 

"My counselor is caring, personable, professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, non-judgmental.  I was placed with the most appropriate counselor for my needs.  There are many helpful programs to ensure treatment of issues."

 

"When I was at my lowest, I found hope again here. . .I now have a renewed faith that all things are possible.'"

 

 

 

Share your Experience

Are you a former client, a friend or family member of a client, or a pastor or professional that has referred a client to Meier Clinics and experienced the life-changing power of Christian counseling?  We would love to hear your story and be able to share it with others.  It could be the encouragement that another person needs to take that initial step to start their road to recovery.

 

Please send us an e-mail with any information you would like to share such as how counseling impacted you, what services were received and when, how you are doing today, words of wisdom or encouragement about Christian counseling care.  Please be sure to let us know if we may use your name or if you would prefer to remain anonymous.  What you share may be posted on this website or used in other Meier Clinics publications.

 

Thank you for helping us help others by sharing your experience at Meier Clinics. 

Help Others

If you would like to help others receive care through Meier Clinics like you or your loved one did, please consider a DONATION to Meier Clinics Foundation.  One hundred percent of donations go to underwrite charitable or discounted care for those who need help but otherwise could not afford it.  Our staff and our clients thank you for helping us help them find renewed hope, health, and joy as God intended. 

 

"Before I became a patient of Meier Clinics in Chicago, I went to a different therapist.  Although I had improvements in some aspects of my life, I still could not overcome my anger, anxieties, fears, and paranoia. . .I felt like I could not talk about my faith during therapy, which is a big part of my life. . .During my therapy at Meier. . .I realized how powerful God's word was when I noticed that I was becoming less angry and less anxious. . .(I was taught) about the importance of forgiveness and love even towards those who have hurt me. . .When I first walked in to Meier Clinics, I never imagined that my life could be like it is today. . .With God's help through Meier Clinics, I have overcome my depression and my fears and have learned how to handle stressful situations especially at work and at home. . .Thank you once again. . .for your tremendous help and wonderful services."   (name withheld at client's request) 

 

 Young Man

 

"Thank you. I was really blessed by all of you. Forget the new I-phone. I want a Meier Clinic action figure set! God bless you." Dana 9/2/12 

 

 

 

 "I was treated at the Day Program in 2002.  I just want to say that Meier Clinics was a prayer answered.  Even though I am an experienced Christian counselor, I couldn't seem to solve what was going on inside of me. . .My life has been completely changed."  Mick S. 

 

 

 

"I just wanted to drop a quick note off and give you an update on my life.  I'm doing awesome!!. . .I am still learning constantly and it's still a struggle.  I just have to give over to the Lord.  He has truly shown me what freedom in Him is and it's wonderful!"     Melinda 

 

 

 

"(My counselor) is a VERY special person in my life.  She is faithful, has excellent boundaries, and gives practical and Godly counsel.  . .She puts her heart into helping me (and others).  What makes (her) unique to me is not only her active listening skills but that she counsels with actual suggestions and ideas.  EMDR has been so healing.  It's like God shining His "spotlight" on deep seeded scars from my part.  I always feel better, more hopeful after a session.  She is God's precious gift to me and my family. . .Whenever I think of (her), I see LOVE."    Ginny 7/16/2012