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Testimonials

I had never been to any kind of therapist or counselor before. I was one of those guys who never thought he needed counseling. After my job transferred me to the Tri-Cities area I began to realize that my marriage was suffering. I had lost a lot of my self-motivation and self confidence. My wife finally talked me into contacting Jody. I felt comfortable with Jody after 5 minutes of meeting him. We talked about a lot of different issues and I found that he really listened to what I was saying. Jody helped me find my inner motivation and helped me discover what really made me tick. Thanks to Jody, my marriage is doing better, my performance at work has improved, and I have found the motivation I needed to be better than ever. Jody helped me realize that everything I needed was already inside me. I can’t thank Jody enough for helping me find my happiness in life. Jody, words just can’t explain. A satisfied and happy client.

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I have battled with depression since childhood. I have seen countless therapists and doctors, who claimed to specialize in depression, and I always felt that they weren’t listening to me. “Let’s try this medication” was typically the response I received. Upon realizing that I was at terrible point my in life I decided that I needed to try something. My husband suggested that I try counseling one more time, and I am glad I did. At last I have found someone that is truly helping me. Jody has guided me on an amazing yet sometimes difficult journey. After the let down of previous therapists, I have had trouble feeling comfortable discussing anything with anyone. However with Jody it just comes naturally. I am finding that with Jody’s guidance I can move forward. If there were only one sentence I could use to describe my experience with Jody it would be: “If you’re like I was, and are feeling hesitant to talk to someone, Jody Johnston is simply phenomenal!” Jody I cannot thank you enough.

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Before I met Jody I was desperate! I had been to a couple of therapists before him and had not received the help I needed. I prayed for help and stumbled upon Jody’s website. I knew it was a sign from God. Since I have been seeing Jody I can honestly say I feel so much better. He truly is helping me pull myself out of my depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide. Thanks Jody. You truly are a blessing!

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I suffered from Obsessive thoughts, Panic Attacks, and Depression for over 12 years. I have done what most people do. I took medicine, and went from doctor to doctor, and from therapist to therapist, hoping that someone could help me. Needless to say, I found no magic pill or cure. However, what I found was Jody Johnston and his unique style of therapy. Jody helped me see that no one could find what was wrong with me, because there is nothing wrong with me. I just needed someone to help me find my peace and happiness. For years my therapists would make me dig up things from my past. They would start the session by having me talk about how bad my life was. That was the focus of each session. It was no wonder I hated going and always felt worse afterwards. However, after the first session with Jody I knew this time it was different. I came out of the office feeling hopeful and happy. I couldn’t wait until the next session. The skills I’ve learned with Jody I’ve spent a lifetime looking for. I am here to tell you I have had every fear, thought, and sensation a person can conjure up, and his techniques really work. I am doing things I never thought I would do again. Even simple things like eating out and not worrying about washing my hands every time I touch something. I even drove out of town by myself which was something I was unable to do prior to seeing Jody. Thanks to Jody my world is becoming much larger and happier.

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Jody has helped to provide new direction and insights. He has helped me view situations with “new eyes”.  His unique delivery has assisted me in improving how I deal with and/or focus on issues. He has helped me develop new tools to promote growth in my life emotionally, relationally, and spiritually.  I view Jody as a “life coach” and see my time with him as one of the most valuable commitments I’ve chosen toward self-improvement.

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Jody, you have made such an impact in my life. When I first came to you I had so many suppressed feelings; feelings of anger, shame, guilt, you name it. Through just two months of therapy I now have a more positive outlook in my life. This has impacted my relationship with my wife, children, and with others. I have learned that there are many ways to interpret the events of my life. The skills I learned while working with Jody are what I now practice in my daily living. Life is too short, and at the age of 47 I have now begun to live life my way, happy. Thank you Jody for your help and your guidance. You are thorough, a great counselor, and I would highly recommend you to anyone.

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I was dealing with health problems, as well as a painful breakup, when I decided to contact Jody for counseling. He made an immediate positive impact on my life. So much so that I emailed him shortly after our first counseling session to let him know how grateful I was for his help. The approach that he takes is to focus on what is right with you and, not what is wrong. Now, I feel more empowered to deal with all of the stresses in my life. Instead of acting out of fear and settling for whatever comes my way, I now recognize that I have the power to choose all of the good things that I deserve in my life. If you truly want to improve your life, Jody can help.

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I was seeking help just to deal with the various stressors in my life: husband’s chronic medical problems, mountain of debt, overwhelmed with child’s diagnosis of cancer, and generally just feeling on the edge of a breakdown. I feel much better as I was given new ways to cope. I was given a FRESH perspective on my life and it made a huge, huge difference. In past few attempts at therapy, the perspective I was given was that I was ok, and it was everyone else’s issue. Obviously not true…everyone needs help from time to time!

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I was of the mindset, “how is talking to someone going to help?” The side effects of the medication I’d been on prevented me from carrying on with everyday life, so I thought “what have I got to lose by seeing a therapist.” The next step was how to choose the person who would be the “right fit”. I came across Jody’s website when doing a Google search for a local therapist, and after reading the testimonials, I decided to contact Jody. From the moment Jody shook my hand and said, “Hello”, I knew I’d made the right decision. It’s hard to put into words, but I had an immediate comfort level with Jody and by the end of the first session, I came away feeling I’d been sharing my inner most thoughts and feelings with an old friend. My personal issues were seriously affecting my health, and when Jody and I met, I felt he had his hands full in helping me turn my life around to where I could be happy once again and look forward to each day. But, turn my life around he did! Jody doesn’t just listen intently to what you wish to share with him, he also offers insightful advice and techniques in how to remain happy and positive regardless of the worries, upset, and stress you are facing. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Jody’s help. I’ll forever be grateful to him. It’s reassuring to know that should I ever need someone to talk to in the future, Jody is just a phone call away.

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I went to see Jody for my anxiety and obsessive thoughts. It was a much different experience from the other therapist I had seen in the past. My previous therapist had let me “vent” about all the negatives in my life. I would leave the appointment feeling angry and resentful about my situation. This is not the case with Jody. Jody helps you learn how to change your perspective in life, and how you react to situations. Now that Jody has helped me, my job is no longer a major stress to me. I am much more confident as well. I am very glad I made the decision to seek his help.

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For years I struggled with anxiety to the point where it seemed like my anxiety was running my life and I was just going through the motions. It was a struggle for me to get out of bed in the morning because it felt like my anxiety was taking over. I had been to see therapists time after time and all they did was repeat my feelings back to me. They did not help with my anxiety or give tools in which help. For a while I thought that my anxiety would be part of the rest of my life and that I would just learn to ignore. Then I found Dr. Jody and his counseling services. He helped me identify why I was feeling anxious and gave me tools to deal with my anxiety. He let me express how I was feeling and validated those feelings. Then he gave me tools, strategies and options on how to understand my feelings and my anxiety. Dr. Jody helped me to regain my life and actually live my life instead of just going through the motions. My anxiety no longer controls my life I control it and my feelings. When I first started to think about counseling after my past experiences it was a hard choice. But seeing Dr. Jody is a decision that I won’t regret because he truly helped me. Today I am enjoying my life for the first time in a long time. Dr. Jody has a true gift with his counseling and has made a world of difference in my life. I can’t thank him enough!

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Jody, Thank you so much for letting me take the time to let people know what exceptional work you are doing at Tri-Cities Therapy & Counseling. I came to Tri-Cities Therapy & Counseling after being in rehab for alcohol abuse earlier this year. Jody and I sat down to talk about my after-care plan and devise a way to help me grow from my experiences in rehab. Unlike most therapists Jody actually listened and responded to what I was saying and feeling at the time. We used many techniques that I had never thought of to be able to reconnect with my feelings and thoughts about who I am and how I should better my life. After meeting with Jody for a couple of months I could see a dramatic improvement in my anger management and self-esteem problems. People were more bearable to be around and I could interact with my loved ones the way I used to before my problems arouse. Thanks to Jody I am now a more confident, self-caring man and have been able to move forward in my life with the ability to take charge and manage my stress the correct way. I would highly recommend Jody! Again thank you for all your understanding and help along my road to recovery!

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After being my worst enemy for the longest time and allowing a toxic person determine my single breath, I broke free; but I didn’t do it on my own, I was intelligently guided by Jody. I was able to trust Jody because I could feel he TRULY wanted to help me, even during my darkest moments He was the light that always shines no matter what. My life was a never-ending circle until Jody helped me out of my misery. I can say confidently that there is a “before Jody” and “after Jody.”I have learned that my journey will never end… that life is a constant grow and pursuing counseling is a wonderful way to ensure we get and keep ourselves on the right track. For me, feeling that I could say everything I wanted and not being judged was huge. I am not saying that Jody nodded affirmatively to whatever came out of my mouth, but he gave me the tools to transform my negative thoughts into positive ones, one step at the time. He helped me create a consistent sense of accomplishment and helped me learn to live a peaceful and happy life. Thank you Sir!

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I would highly recommend Jody to anyone that is struggling with any area of their life. I sought him out to see if he could help me and my husband with our marital issues. We were in the middle of a nasty divorce and our next step was mediation. I wanted to make sure that I had tried everything to save my marriage before I called it quits. When I met Jody for the first time I knew I was in the right place. He is caring, nice, trustworthy and a great listener. He listened to both of our stories and asked questions along the way and gave us his suggests about areas our marriage that could improve. He helped us see how our marriage could be if we focused on the important aspects of marriage and not get caught up in the little things that aggravate us. He helped me personally focus on the positive attributes rather than always looking for the little negative habits. I loved how he gave us commitments that he wanted us to fulfill during the week with our mate. It might have been just little things, but what a difference those made! He has helped me put a whole new light on my marriage and I am very optimistic about the future of our lives together. I am very thankful that God led me to find Jody! Jody had us each fill out an assessment pertaining to what we liked that our mate was doing for us or with us. It was awesome!! It really helped shed some light on what my husband is thinking or what he likes that I do. For instance, he loves it when I give him a hug or when I say encouraging words to him. I never knew that before because we did not communicate what we liked or didn’t like that the other was doing. Jody really helps with your communication skills. Communication is the key to a successful marriage and Jody helped us see that! We were not communicating at all. Jody taught us to how to avoid arguments altogether and helped us see what we were doing was not working at all! Jody is a life saver and marriage saver for sure!!!! I am confident that I will always remember what Jody taught me and I will apply it daily to my life and marriage. Thank you Jody!

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Oftentimes life begins to feel like a roller coaster that will not stop. That is the feeling that I had when I first went to Jody. After only a couple of months of therapy, I feel back on track with a life of balance. Some people think that therapy is for the weak and unstable. It is actually quite the opposite. People who seek therapy become better and stronger people. Life as we know it is full daily stress from marital, family and work issues. Jody has helped me cope with each of these areas. I feel more in control, my marriage is back on track and overall a happier person thanks to Jody. Jody has a great way of giving solutions instead of just listening. I rarely make recommendations of any sort unless I have a positive experience. I would highly recommend Jody to anyone. Thanks Jody!

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When I came to Jody, I was dealing with the knowledge of a cheating spouse after 23 years of marriage. I was able to deal with my feelings okay, but I did find that I spent a lot of my day thinking about the situation and not able to function on my job as I should. I had never seen a therapist so I did not know what to expect from Jody. I can only say that I am so glad I came. Jody was able to help me work through my issues and regain my focus on what was really important in my life, my daughters. I only wish I had not waited so long to see Jody. Thank you Jody!

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My husband and I first came to Jody to see if we could save our marriage. Unfortunately, we could not. Later, as we divorced, I continued to see him individually as I worked through the ending of my marriage and the beginnings of my new life. What I most appreciated about the experience was the dramatic difference I felt from the time I walked in the door until I walked out. Usually, I came in dragging the weight of the world along with me and seeing nothing but the worst case scenario in every obstacle I faced. After every single session, I left feeling blessed, empowered, and strong enough to stand up and face the realities that were waiting for me in everyday life. In particular, I had to move past my feelings of guilt for taking time away from my children to attend counseling sessions. Jody helped me to recognize that my small investment of time was paying off in a significant improvement of the quality of my relationships with my children and their father. Eventually, with Jody’s help and guidance, I came to recognize and manage my negative and burdensome thought patterns and feelings on my own, and I am a much healthier adult with healthier human relationships as a result.

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I have to say that without a doubt Jody has been the best therapist I have ever seen. Jody has a way of finding the positive in everything. He opened up my mind to the positive. It was the first therapist I saw that said I would not be seeing him forever but he would give me tools to work with. What an eye opener. EVERY DR. I had seen put me on medication to numb rather than heal. Jody is the best. I would recommend Jody to anyone without hesitation. Thanks again Jody you are great.

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When I first came to meet with Jody I had been to several therapists in the past about the same marital issue. I felt like the other therapists had helped me ok, but I was wrong. After just a few sessions with Jody I felt more at peace and in control of my emotions than I have in my entire life. He has showed me how changing your focus to what you want in life instead of concentrating on the past and dwelling on every little thing that may have caused your problems can change your life for the better. I have learned although you cannot control others actions you can change how you react and how you let it affect you. Jody has given me tools that will allow me to have healthier, better relationships with everyone in my life. He has a way of putting you at ease, is easy to talk to, and I would recommend him to anyone who feels they have an issue they need help dealing with.

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I went to see Jody when I was having a hard time adjusting to stress and anxiety. Jody was able to help me pinpoint what I wanted to change about myself and how I could achieve a happier me. I’m very thankful for him – I don’t know what kind of condition I would be in without him!

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I have been battling depression for years due to things that happened to me when I was younger and just dealing with everyday life and marriage. It was affecting my life and my relationship with my husband. I was sad all the time and sometimes wanted to die. I stopped living. I have never been to a therapist before and I just stumbled upon Jody’s website and I think it was a sign from God. I needed help but was too afraid and felt too stupid to ask for help. When I spoke to Jody the first time on the phone, I had already felt at ease. I am still working on getting my life back together and I know I couldn’t do it without Jody’s help. Jody has been such a blessing to me. I am feeling so much better now. Jody is so easy to talk to and he does listen and he cares. Even some friends have commented to my husband that they have seen an awesome change in me. It is all due to Jody’s help. I still have issues to work through but Jody is teaching me different techniques to use every day. Without Jody’s help, I probably wouldn’t be here today. Jody doesn’t focus on the bad things in your life. He helps you to focus on the positive things and shows you ways to turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts. He is awesome. I am so glad I found Jody to help me. I would recommend anyone to go see Jody and let him show you that you can be happy. I know that if I ever needed him, Jody would be there to help me. Instead of putting me on medication, Jody is trying to get me off my depression medicine that my physician put me on years ago (which wasn’t helping). Jody you are my guardian angel. Thank you so much for what you have done for me so far. You truly are a blessing.

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I came to Tri-Cities Therapy looking for assistance with mild depression, anxiety and low self esteem. My family and I are new to the area and not having a friend to bounce my issues off of was proving more than I could take. Being able to meet with Jody once a week proved to be what I needed to realign my thinking about several of the issues I was dealing with. I had isolated myself from meeting new people because of past hurts and that isolation was one of my biggest problems. Through Jody’s encouragement I was able to increase my self worth, reach out to people in the area and make friends. While I still face the issue of anxiety I am now equipped to deal with it and it no longer impacts my day to day life. I went to the a counselor not knowing what to expect. I am a well educated professional and I have encouraged others to seek out counseling I was reluctant to go myself. I now realize that (at least in my case) I was going not just to talk about my issues but to be taught how to overcome them. I recommend Jody to everyone who feels they need to learn how to cope and overcome with whatever issues they face.

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I met with Jody Johnston after reviewing his webpage. His words and testimonials from other clients helped me decide this was who I needed to see. I went into his office in a pitiful shape, having spent a life of hurt from childhood abuse and taking that into my adulthood and now having anxiety and depression, I could no longer deal with life’s problems or share in life’s joy’s on my own. The first thing I did was empty my purse, lining up the different bottles of medication I was on for depression, anxiety, and every other emotional issue I was having. I am sure I was a pitiful sight. I was truly worried about losing my job because I no longer had my edge and my emotional state was fragile. Through weeks of talking to Jody and us working through my happiness and how to stay away from the unhappy parts of my life, I became stronger and stronger each week. It was truly a blessing the day I walked into his office, I knew the unknown could not feel any worse than they way I felt up to that day, I was willing to try anything. Jody was insightful, very supportive, yet stern, pointing out things that I refused to see for myself, but when he jumped into my issues, I no longer could deny what I knew and now he knew, I needed help to get through my current emotional state and needed help going forward, for my emotional state, to keep my job and to keep my children happy. I know I will always need to meet with Jody in some capacity but not as often as we were which was weekly for months. He was the epitome of patience, kindness, insightfulness, and intelligence totally focused on how to help me cope with my job, my life and all my baggage. I am a professional woman who found myself lost without anyone for help, he became my mentor, friend, confidante and advisor to my unhappy and happy issues, now I only focus on the happy ones, I truly believe it is because of Jody, I now have the greatest job a woman could ever ask for, my children notice I am happier, and I AM NO LONGER ON ANY ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION MEDICATION. Amazing huh?

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After suffering from anxiety and panic attacks for several years, I finally decided to seek professional help. I had seen multiple therapists who had little or no impact. I thought I was just destined to live the rest of my life in misery. I then realized that everything I had tried was not working. After researching on the internet, I came upon Jody’s website and decided to give him a call. This was the absolute best decision I could have made because it has improved my life tremendously.  I have regained my joy in life. I am once again interested in the things that I once enjoyed. I am now medication free and feeling better than ever. I now have the knowledge to control and eliminate my episodes of anxiety and panic. I have regained my confidence that I can overcome these obstacles and look forward to the future. I can truly say that since working with Jody, I am now happy and hopeful.

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Working with Jody was definitely one of the best decisions I ever made.  Sometimes life gets complicated and things become cloudy. That’s when it is helpful to have a professional like Jody to help to clear your vision.  Jody helped me look at my emotions and life in a whole new perspective.  Thanks to Jody, I feel happier and in control.

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I initially sought marriage counseling due to my belief that that my marriage would not make it. I looked for someone to help me through the rough bumps, believing that I would need support through my divorce. But instead Jody helped me and my husband save our marriage. We could not have made it without Jody’s help and support. Jody helped me to look at my life and my marriage through different eyes. He helped me look for solutions rather than problems and to change my limiting beliefs about who I am. Jody not only helped me find happiness, he also helped me and my husband find each other again. If you believe that there are angels among us to help us make the right decisions and help guide us through hard and good times… I believe Jody is one of those angels in disguise.  Because of Jody I believe that there are still therapists out there that genuinely care and have dedicated their lives to making this world a better place. My husband and I recently moved away from the Tri-Cities area to start a new adventure filled life – a second chance for us. We still talk about Jody fondly all the time and smile when we think about what he helped us accomplish. We miss him greatly and know that we will never find anyone to replace him. We still thank him every day for what he did for us individually and as a couple. Jody – “You are the best, and thanks!”

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