TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS:


Read my Reviews

(Customer names have been suppressed to protect customer privacy)
  
Jan 28, 2017
 Highly experienced compassionate counselor
“Having never been to therapy before I was a bit hesitant and unsure what to expect at my first appointment with Barbara. The time flew by as it does each session, and I left that first time wondering why I waited so long to get the support I needed for things that had been troubling me for years. She is incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable, easy to talk to and authentic; I HIGHLY recommend her!”
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    Jan 14, 2015

    thank you!

    Thanks for helping me through these tough times! I truly appreciate all your caring feedback and advice.

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    Dec 17, 2014

    So thankful for Barbara

    Barbara’s approach is real honesty with an open mind and heart. She listens and then reflects so insightfully, and takes multiple perspectives into consideration in a way that makes you want to be a better person. Really, really recommend and appreciate her.

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    Dec 9, 2014

    Best therapist ever!

    Barbara is personable and has a great sense of humor. A true problem solver! I rate her 11 out of 10 stars.

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    Nov 23, 2014

    I would rate her 10 stars!

    An outstanding therapist. I had an instant connection with her and she helped me immensely. **********

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    Nov 19, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    Barb is an excellent listener. She’s kind, critical and attentive all at once. Asking the difficult questions with an open generous mind. I would highly recommend working with Barb.

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    Nov 12, 2014

    Supportive, kind and humorous

    Being referred to Barbara was just what I needed as I was working through a difficult transition. She helped me to see things from a different perspective, cheered me on, and congratulated me as I made progress. All of this through tears and laughter. I am grateful for my time with her.

  

May 29, 2014 — Professional & Compassionate

Outstanding attention to my child’s needs and family challenges. Barbara is thorough and very professional and creates a welcoming, safe and supportive setting for her client. Recommend without hesitation!
    

May 19, 2014 — Wonderful help!

“Barbara is COOL. I can tell her anything and she will either listen to me if I need it or give me very sage and level headed real advice and tailors it towards my specific life. She understands my neurotic mind and gives me comfort. Her couch is also very comfortable! A great place to unload my emotions and get wonderful advice. I would definitely recommend Barbara. ” – ML

 


    

May 11, 2014 — Great Help!

Barbara was really nice and understanding to me during a difficult time in my life. There were times where I felt she understood me better than I did myself. I would great recommend her to anybody with mental health issues.  – ZM

 


    

March 21, 2014 – WHAT A RESOURCE IN OUR COMMUNITY!

Familyworks was recommended by a friend for some support our family needed. We had such rapport with Barbara that it was an instant fit after the first part of the first session. I would highly recommend Familyworks for any mental health issues. She is such an accessible person.- L.L.

 


    

March 19, 2014 – HAS YOUR INTERESTS IN MIND:

Words cannot express my appreciation for how I felt listened to and cared for as a person. Barb provides an outside perspective and knowledgeable insight to help find solutions to challenges. Exceptional. – J.P.
    

November 19, 2013 – FANTASTIC!

Barb is truly amazing — an intelligent, warm and caring counselor who is incredibly easy to talk to, for both myself and my teenager. She challenges us in a way that makes us feel understood and supported, while providing incredible insight and actionable advice. I would recommend her for any family counseling. – T.P.
    

November 2, 2013 – INITIAL CONSULTATION

For our initial consultation, Barbara and Phoebe were excellent! Warm, intuitive and caring; I look forward to working with her further. – G.P.
    

October 20, 2013 – COLLEGE BLUES

Barbara has not only helped me to understand my emotions, but gives me thoughtful and useful advise as to how I can use my time. She is wonderfully funny, and very down to earth. I can tell her anything. She has helped me develop and mature into a person that I love.  – M.L.
    

February 19, 2013 – INDIVIDUAL SESSION

Very very helpful. I always find Barbara to be available and open. She helps me see more clearly through my problems and gain a clearer perspective. I highly recommend a visit!” – N.D.

    

February 16, 2013 – FIRST VISIT!

Barbara is warm, relaxed, and skilled. She asked good questions, and helped me to feel really heard and supported. It was a promising first session. – Y.I.
    

February 1, 2013 – GRATITUDE!

Thanks for your wonderful wonderful therapy.  You have made such a difference in my life.  I feel much more grounded and confident.  While, I have officially “graduated”  — I may need a tune up every once in a while so I will schedule –maybe in a month or so.  Thanks!  I will always be grateful to you for your honest and clear and intensive work! – D.C.
    
June 22, 2012 – SHE INSTILLS CONFIDENCE!

Ms. Boutsikaris is wise, informed, gentle, yet forceful. I have recommended several people to her and the fact that she was no longer taking on new clients speaks volumes of how loved and sought after she is. – P.H.
    

March 28, 2012 – THE BEST!

Barbara has helped me change my life and learn to take care of myself. She’s understanding and caring. – C.M.
    

March 27, 2012 – SHE IS THE BEST!

I have worked with other therapists in the past and none have come anywhere near to being as insightful and as helpful as Barb. I always leave feeling stronger and more empowered than when I walked in. I’m her biggest fan. – Jen
    

October 20, 2011 – IMMENSE HELP!

Barb has been of immense help, providing me with the tools to improve my marriage; help me to see things objectively; and find a way to be the complete person I’ve always wanted to be. – J.B.
    

October 13, 2011 – FAMILYWORKS REALLY WORKS!

Barbara is approachable and friendly. She is easy to talk with. The environment is relaxing and comfortable. The therapy dog and the cat made it seem like we were sitting in my living room. – H.S.
    

September 2, 2011 – A DIFFERENT APPROACH

At the end of the second couples session Barbara had already shown me more insight about my relationship than I had gained from years of counselling with others. She has a very strong presence during our sessions, and uses that strength to move thing along. I am glad we chose her… – D.B.
    

August 11, 2011 – WHAT A GEM!

Barbara continues to provide insightful support, with a charm and candidness that inspires transformation. She has guided me through changes I didn’t always think were possible. I always feel the change from within. And most importantly, her genuinity comforts me; her work is anything but cold. – H.W.
    

May 2, 2011 – PROGRESS

Thanks for helping me sort out next steps for the future. There were clear guidelines on what we need to do in order to provide some structure within our household. – P.P.
    

March 19, 2011 – VERY WELCOMING

Today was Day 1 for me, and I’ve not done any counseling in many years. Barbara was very warm and welcoming and I felt very comfortable and encouraged by her easy manner. I like the way she wants to approach our sessions, and feel hopeful about making some changes in my life, with her help. – P.H.
    

March 10, 2011 – BARBARA IS AMAZING!

I have been meeting with Barbara on and off for the last 15 years. Everytime I see her…her wisdom and true compassion for helping others is clearly visiable. I would recommend Familyworks, Inc. to anyone searching for some support and direction in this chiotic world. I am very blessed and thankful to have met her! – S.D.
    

February 17, 2011 – COUPLES COUNSELING SESSION

I have been meeting with Barbara on and off for the last 15 years. Everytime I see her…her wisdom and true compassion for helping others is clearly visiable. I would recommend Familyworks, Inc. to anyone searching for some support and direction in this chiotic world. I am very blessed and thankful to have met her! – K.G.
    

January 28, 2011 – AMAZING

Barbara has been the reassuring voice in my head since I started seeing her about four months ago. She’s an incredible listener, and pushes me to examine the role I play in my own life. She has an easy, relaxed – but professional – style that is a good fit for me. I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for positive change. – S.W.
    

December 11, 2010 – LETTING GO

Barbara has counseled me through my darkest time of being a parent of a child with a drug addiction. She helped me realize that I have the tools to survive within myself, and truly the only person I can take care of is myself. She guided, and supported me in making clear expectations for our home, and gave me the guidance to follow through if these were not met. I am now celebrating my beautiful 19 yr. old that has been clean for 10 months. I have learned to let go. – B.L.
    

November 14, 2010 – 1st Visit

Barbara is very kind, funny and a great listener who asks questions that will make you think! Def. recommend her services! The atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxing. – J.R.
    

November 11, 2010 – HIGHLY RECOMMEND

I have worked with many therapists in the past and Barb is by far the best. From my first meeting with her I knew it was going to be a good fit. She is very caring, an incredible listener, never judges, and a wealth of resources. I have worked with her as an individual, as a couple, and a family. I have learned so much about myself and able to face my challenges with her support. – B.N.
    

November 9, 2010 – A FAN OF FAMILYWORKS

I have been very pleased with Familyworks. Barbara’s direct and thoughtful style, along with her “systems” approach, have helped me see new points of view and better understand my family’s dynamics. I’ve really enjoyed the work we’ve done together. – S. P.

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“It was SO good to see you. Where did you learn how to be so effective? I will not ignore the fact that you have a natural innate way to feel for people and help them with personal realizations.  Thank you.  We gained so much from our session with you that we have risen to a higher level  – of respecting each other. I have yet to make an appt because our relationship got so much better since we saw you, but I will…You’re the best!” — L.W.

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“Barbara is very kind, funny and a great listener who asks questions that will make you think! Def. recommend her services! The atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxing.” — J.R.
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“Thank you so much for all of your support, understanding and resources throughout this process.  I am truly so grateful. See you tomorrow!” — S.F.
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“Barbara is very nice. it was great to check in with someone-now all of the things that were stuck in my head are all out.” — A.N.
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“I have been very pleased with Familyworks. Barbara’s direct and thoughtful style, along with her “systems” approach, have helped me see new points of view and better understand my family’s dynamics. I’ve really enjoyed the work we’ve done together.” — S.P.
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“Barbara, it was so good to see you and really great to be able to share with you what is happening and get your thoughtful feedback.  Thanks for helping me talk through some of my fears and allow myself to be excited about this really exceptional person I am going to marry.  If we decide to do any counseling prior to our wedding, we will be sure to give you a call.  I really appreciate being able to check in with you from time to time – you are so good at what you do, AND it is so helpful to work with someone who already knows my history.  Thanks!  See you soon.  Best,  S.”