I took my father to new New Beginnings for counseling. He was an illiterate man who was a victim of severe child abuse that left him handicapped for life and having PTSD. The counselor we saw gave him reading and writing assignments even though he knew my dad was illiterate. When I helped my dad with the assignments, the unlicensed student counselor accused me of wanting counseling for him and him not wanting it. On his last visit, he was unwell and wanted to end early. The counselor accused him of not wanting counseling and got very impatient with him and I. My dad ended up in the hospital two hours later with double pneumonia. I wrote the Director and found no resolution. I found my dad another counselor through The Counseling Source and my dad saw her for the rest of his life (that first pneumonia was the sign of a swallowing problem that slowly took his life over the next three years) and my dad proved how bad he wanted counseling by the wonderful relationship he built with his Counseling Source Counselor and the hard work he did to dig into severe child abuse memories. His counselor called me to tell me how sad she was when he recently passed away. She had grown to love him so much that his death broke her heart, so obviously he wanted counseling. He just didn't want it from someone like who he got at New Beginnings who thought God could make him read and write at the snap of a finger or get well at the snap of a finger. This was no way to treat an old man
Posted: 7/17/2011 • Link to this review
My wife & I used New Beginnings counseling on several occasions. We have found them to be very professional, caring, and helpful people. Our income is limited, and on occasion they have help us with our fees. They allow us to pay based upon income, otherwise we could not afford professional counseling, and it is not an overstatement to say their Spirit based counsel has strengthened & saved our marriage, which seemed headed for disaster.
Posted: 7/18/2008 • Link to this review