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“I highly recommend Barbara Smurzynski as a counselor to work with. I have seen her for 8 years now and plan to be a client of hers for many more years. I have learned strategies to control my anxiety in all types of situations. I am a Junior in college now and am close to finishing my degree in Elementary Education at Governors State University. I would have not easily gotten this far without the help of Barb!”
“I have been seeing Barb for almost 2 years now. She had helped me navigate through some of the most difficult times in my life. She has given me the tools to be a better version of myself, as well as teaching me how to deal with difficult situations. I still have work to do, but I am confident that with her continued guidance I will be able to be the best wife, mother, daughter & friend. I am forever grateful for Barb. “
“My life had brought me to a place of traumatic loss. When I found Barbara, I was uncertain of what I actually needed, but knew it was something. From the first moment I met with her, Barbara has had my best intentions in mind. She has been honest and kind, telling me what I need to hear in order to heal, supporting me with grace and confidence. Barbara offers whatever may be necessary at the moment, sometimes it’s a listening ear, other times it’s a story to help guide, or an exercise to help heal. Barbara is real, open, funny, and amazing at her craft. Her insight is fresh and her instinct is natural. She never judges and listens with her whole heart, hearing all the things and I say and especially the things I don’t. Providing support and guidance toward healing and growth is where Barbara’s heart and passion are. It’s beautifully present in all she offers. “
"Because I have always been an advocate for counseling, over the past 15 years I have worked with many different therapists. They were a temporary fix in the darkness of life. Then, I found Barb. She brought light to my darkness. I have been working with her weekly for almost two years and I am now a completely different person. She has taught me how to find the positive in every curve ball that comes my way. I have learned strategies to channel negative thoughts and how to bring my blessings to light. She has become my prayer warrior. She loves me, my husband, and my children and genuinely wants us to succeed. She has, honestly, become family. Barbara saved me. Because of her I am a better wife, mother, daughter, and friend. God knew I would need her so He sent her to me at exactly the right time."
“I have been seeing Barb for a little over 5 years now. There are so many positive traits about barb but to name a few: she’s very patient, super easy to be comfortable around, and has empathy for her clients. Barb has always puts me first no matter what. She’s willing to go the extra mile for you. Everything between you and her is confidential and stays in that room. She is someone I can trust no matter what and will always give me the best advice. She will push you to become better in areas of your life and show you how to make a positive, healthy change. Barb will never push you too much, especially if you aren’t comfortable with it. I couldn’t recommend a better counselor!”
”Finding a counselor is a very personal work. It has to be someone you trust, someone who listens and moves you forward, and someone who is professional. I had tried two other counselors who didn’t match that description, and then I met Barb. In the middle of a divorce, when everything seemed to be falling apart, Barb helped me see how I could piece things back together. She was a steady, consistent, and calm presence in the middle of a storm. Because of our work together, I am in a much better place today! “