-MEK, October 3, 2013

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“I have grown tremendously, and I now am able to realize I have some faults, and I am not always perfect, but I am a capable and competent individual.”

“My husband and I began our relationship with Cheryl Frommelt in 2007. We had been married for 6 years, and were not successful at conceiving so we sought assistance through infertility treatment. When we began our sessions, our intention was to get us through the long, bumpy and uncertain road of what was ahead of us as we tried to conceive. It didn’t take long to realize our relationship was damaged, as it turned out we were right were we needed to be. Cheryl helped us to feel normal and provided us with the support we needed during this roller coaster of an event. We saw Cheryl regularly, and fortunately, we successfully conceived. Due to some restrictions of my pregnancy, we were not able to come to our sessions for the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy. I remember walking in saying “Oh my goodness, when we needed you the most, we couldn’t see you”, and I was going on and on about everything that we experienced, and Cheryl said “But look at you, you made it through on your own”. It wasn’t until then we truly realized how much we learned and gained from coming. Cheryl had been providing us the tools we needed, and we didn’t even realize it until we stepped back and realized we deed indeed make it through on our own. After the arrival of our son, it wasn’t long before we realized we needed some assistance adjusting to parenthood, and being full-time working parents. Cheryl’s technique always helps us get to the root cause, and realize our problems were often triggered by something underlying that was not resolved. One of the characteristics I appreciate the most about her is that Cheryl will help you realize your actions may have caused certain situations. Sometimes it was tough to hear, and even tougher as the realization sank in. There were some days I couldn’t wait to get to our session, and I longed for the comfort of her couch. I would go in thinking I was a horrible person, and come out understanding what lead me to make the decisions I had, and that I was not perfect. Within the last year, and with the agreement of my spouse, I began personal counseling with Cheryl as there was some issues identified I needed to work on. I have grown tremendously, and I now am able to realize I have some faults, and I am not always perfect, but I am a capable and competent individual. I find myself going into our session bringing up situations, or issues I encountered and explaining how I handled it. For one of the first times in my life, I feel like I am thinking about life from a cause and effect approach, and realizing prior to making a decision, the potential outcomes of my decisions. Cheryl is very well-balanced, and always provides the right amount of care or nurturing while being completely professional. Over the years, Cheryl has become more than a therapist, but rather a trusted ally in my life.”
-MEK, October 3, 2013