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Upon meeting with Belina (at A Woman’s Way to Recovery) I knew, immediately, that I had found my therapeutic home. Belina is a ray of light! Her care and consideration for her clients is palpable.
The environment at A Woman’s Way to Recovery is free of judgement and free of shaming. Belina offers a place of safety where positive attitudes are encouraged to rise and attitudes that feed the negative aspects of ourselves are encouraged to drop off.
If you are a woman reading this review in search of guidance and support, I urge you to make an appointment with Belina at A Woman’s Way to Recovery and embrace a beautiful and restorative experience!
It has been almost a year since I met Belina Fruitman and I cannot begin to describe what a positive experience I have had as a result. Now that I know her and the work she does, I would almost certainly continue therapy with her even if it was not court-ordered. When I first made contact, it was as a result of an internet search specific to the area where I was living. I had not yet gone to court and wasn’t yet convinced I really needed to be in therapy. At the suggestion of my attorney and a couple of other people who were more familiar than I with the legal system surrounding a DUI, I inquired about Alcohol Education Classes. Belina not only took my call, she followed up with me to answer questions and encourage me to attend without any pressure whatsoever. I was on the fence, not being able to decide what I should do. With gentle persuasion in the form of an invitation, I went to my first class. What a good decision it was.
Belina is one of the best listeners I know. She is not judgmental and has a memory that allows for an easy continuation of dialog, even if there are weeks in between meetings. She rarely takes notes that might interrupt the flow, but seems to have a gift for absorbing information and reminding me of statements made that might help me better understand current events. She goes the extra mile, offering help with others in the court system. It makes me feel as if she is a member of my recovery team without having been asked to take that role. Her support is generous. She emphasizes that each of us women deserve respect and a second chance. Then, she provides the tools to work through a lousy situation with pride, dignity and grace. Because of her obviously thorough experience and continuing education, she easily offers a wealth of approaches with a focus on recovery and how it is different for women.
Finally, a comment on the space in which she works: Belina has created a warm and safe room for groups, with a lovely view of nature and access to fresh air. As well, her office is comfortable and private. I look forward to my time each week.
Amongst the myriad of reasons I’d most highly, and without reservation, recommend this organization to assist you with any of your mental health needs, the most important and compelling is the empathy and true compassion shown by Belina Fruitman, the lead therapist. From her first moment of interaction with you, Belina radiates a genuine concern and sincere desire to know and help you. She never passes judgement, and yet, at the same time, Belina will not coddle clients to appease them. Rather, Belina works to guide them to confront their issues head-on, in a gentle, yet direct and proactive way. Providing many helpful strategies, exercises and research readings, Belina leads her clients through their deepest darkness back into their own light of renewed hope.
Belina truly guides woman who have lost their path back onto it, and back on their the road to their own recovery. This is a woman who is not only an expert in her field and a consummate professional, but also, and most importantly, she is a woman who is one of those rare people who truly cares about her clients and seeks to cultivate them as a whole person, encouraging them to live to their highest potential.
As evidence of this, Belina will work to accommodate her clients’ financial as well as schedule needs, often working on a sliding scale, allowing payment plans and scheduling clients for evening appointments as needed. She’s happy to make you copies and lend you materials. She’s never too busy to help a client in need. I’ve seen over 6 different therapists in the past 16 years, and Belina is, by far, the best there is. This is the place to go if you need any help for any area of your life. Anywhere and anyone else pales in comparison. You’ll never regret making a call and scheduling an appointment with Belina. She is a literal life savor to whom I’ll forever be grateful.
A Woman’s Way to Recovery is a magical place. Between the welcoming atmosphere, the superb counseling, and the feeling of safety and sisterhood, it is top notch if you are interested in participating in a positive counseling process. I am so thankful that I found A Woman’s Way to Recovery after I was ordered by the courts to attend DUI classes and therapy. I entered the DUI program feeling pretty broken, disillusioned, and like I was all alone. As I worked through the program my inner sparkle came back, I gained skills to help me stay sober and mend many of the broken pieces of my life, and found that I shared many common experiences and feelings with other women, which reduced the feeling of being all alone.
I highly recommend A Woman’s Way to Recovery for any woman who is struggling with addiction, despair, personal problems, legal issues related to alcohol or drugs, or feelings that alcohol and drug use are negatively impacting their lives. I truly believe that positive change is possible for every person and with support these changes are more likely to be realized.
Testimonials taken from Yelp reviews.