Having had a quite difficult childhood emotionally and being a shy child to boot, I've been in and out of therapy for most of my adult life. Having lost many of my older relatives as a child, including my single mother, I was devastated when my first truly successful marriage ended in 2004 when my third wife lost a 9-year battle with cancer. Being slowly forced out of my job to boot threw me into a very deep depression. I had a very sweet therapist at the time who would call between sessions to check up on me and give me a reduced rate for twice weekly visits, but I clearly wasn't getting better. A friend had recommended Gregg years earlier, but I chose the cheaper rate. Penny wise, pound foolish! When I finally switched to him in desperation, it was like a breath of fresh air. He has a fantastic sixth sense that tells him when to listen, when to question, and when to make a profound, yet simple statement. Examples that come quickly to mind are "I'm proud of you." and "You are the CEO of your life." With Gregg's blessing, I recently stopped seeing him on a regular basis, but I know he will be there for me should I ever need his services again. He is simply by far the best therapist I have ever had.
Posted: 12/31/2010 • Link to this review
Gregg has had a profound influence on my life. His penetrating attention to my story, his warmth and the depth of his compassion have helped me overcome pain, depression and fear. His humor, wide range of knowledge and intelligence have lifted my spirits and given me hope. Through my work with him I've come to know and trust myself. It's been an amazing journey. If you are looking for real help, guidance and genuine care, I wholeheartedly recommend Gregg Bernstein.
Posted: 10/22/2010 • Link to this review
Let's face it, it's very tricky choosing a therapist. When I met Gregg, Kudzu didn't exist; all I knew was that I was in a lot of pain. A friend told me, "I just finished doing some really deep, powerful work with someone." And then, I was sitting in a room with a man who greeted me with gentleness and spoke in a way that gave me a sense of hope - that I might actually be able to live a life that's really true for me, and not somebody else's idea of what my life "should be." He delivered on that promise, with a kind of commitment and "stubborn love" when I couldn't find either inside of myself. I know many therapists; I know many people in therapy. I don't know a single one who has the depth of gratitude and sense of privilege that I have, having been Gregg's client. (Oh and PS, I had been in a lot of pain waay before meeting Gregg, and had been with several therapists prior, so previously war-torn and now thriving to tell-the-tale, I offer this recommendation with decades of perspective.)
Posted: 10/03/2010 • Link to this review
As a Psychiatrist, I'm always looking for Therapists I can count on to lay on serious help, especially for my Clients who are feeling extra terrible or who are battling overwhelming circumstances that my pills obviously just won't touch. Gregg is one of my few Go-To Guys. He does excellent work and I get to see people get better, which is the whole reason I get up in the morning and head to work. If you have a therapist you like and if you think you are getting great help, then you are right where you should be. If you aren't that lucky, then it's probably worth your time to call Gregg and ask if he can fit you in his schedule. (He will.) * Pros: His clients get better and they really like him. * Cons: I don't get to be one of his clients.
Posted: 7/10/2010 • Link to this review