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So incredibly grateful for Appalachian Life!

I was in a dark place and didn't know what to do. Dr. Black took time out of her day and came to my hospital room I was in and said, "you are gonna see me tomorrow."  I cant say enough about her and her staff. They have helped greatly in my life. 

Heather is always ready to listen and readily allows me the space to express myself. Her advice is never judgmental or pushy, rather, I always feel like we’re working together. I genuinely look forward to therapy each week because of her.

Lindsay is understanding and has helped me realize that my feelings are okay to have. She also has made me realize I really need to take care of myself to care for everyone else! She’s compassionate and honest. 

Dr Black saved my life! I came to her broken and at the end of my rope. She showed so much professionalism, knowing that she truly cares about you and your wellbeing was just what this new mother facing life without her mother for the very first time needed!!! I will forever be grateful to Dr Black and her team!!!! 

They are truly amazing!!!

Dr. Catherine, thank you so much for all your advice. You have helped me through a few bad days and I can’t thank you enough.

Kiley is an absolute rockstar!!!!!

I feel a lot better after talking to Heather weekly. It’s easy to be open to her, and she has a good sense of humor and seems like she genuinely cares

Tia has been awesome. I really appreciate that she shares her own experiences to help facilitate discussion and making you feel like you're not alone 

Inez is incredible! She is warm, compassionate, attentive, and is very wise in her suggestions. I feel I've grown by leaps in the short time I've seen her. 

Heather is always ready to listen and readily allows me the space to express myself. Her advice is never judgmental or pushy, rather, I always feel like we’re working together. I genuinely look forward to therapy each week because of her.

I had fear of therapy. However, with Jon, it felt like I was talking to a well known friend. I learned a lot about myself by just saying it! I’m excited about the future and the new me.

Lindsay has been so great to me. I am not the person I was when I began therapy with her and I appreciate her a lot. 

I am extremely grateful for Tiana helping me through my struggles this pasts year. She is amazing and helps me think through my problems and has helped me gain coping skills that have helped me tremendously this past year

Marion is fantastic and I feel very comfortable with her! 

Kiley is very professional, caring and works hard to provide the best insight to various issues. I’ve seen a few therapists before Kiley, none of which could connect the way she does. 

Seneca is a phenomenal therapist. She has played a major role within my healing journey. She is understanding, compassionate, and very resourceful and patient. She has taught me helpful coping mechanisms, mindfulness, and she has provided me a safe space for me to open up about my trauma. 

Kiley has been such a lifeboat for me. She helps me to find and recognize my own inner strengths and growth. We celebrate every milestone. She’s truly wonderful at what she does and would recommend her to literally everyone! 

Jennifer is a great therapist. She is a great listener. She is respectful of me as a lesbian and gives me a safe place to explore my sexuality. She offers resources and techniques to help me with areas I struggle with. She is friendly. She smiles. She seems to truly care. She has helped me put my life back together when I was falling apart. Please let her know she is doing a wonderful job. Thanks for the opportunity to praise her. 

Tia has helped me in all aspects of my life. She has coached me on how to become more confident, ways to alleviate anxiety, and always has made me feel validated. 

I recently had my first appointment with Kristin and I’m so grateful to have found this place. She’s awesome, I love that her approach is individualized, and I think we’re going to be able to make a lot of progress with my CPTSD together. 

Heather is absolutely stellar! She gives the best advice and is very kind and understanding.  

Marion has been absolutely amazing. She has helped me with so much, and has provided a safe environment.

I think Jennifer has really helped me along my journey. She makes my feelings feel valid and understood. I feel like I can open up.

I’ve been a patient for Dr. Jude Black since she was still at WVU. She has helped me in so many ways. I’ve been able to better regulate my emotions, better identify what emotions I’m feeling, and learn how to cope with the emotional trauma I’ve experienced. She’s also very patient with me and pushes me in a gentle way to challenge my ineffective thought processes so that I can have more effective coping mechanisms.

I suggest your company to anyone who asks for a therapist recommendation. Your company was there for me when I was losing my dad and it really helped me. I never thought therapy would help me - always thought it was for 'someone else" but I am thankful that I was wrong.

Dr. Jude has been a life saver, literally. I just don't know how I would have made it through the last year and a half without her help.

I look forward to talking with Kristen every week she actually listens and comes up with helpful ways with my depression and anxiety 

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE TIA! I can not say enough good things about her. I even recommended her to mt best friend, who is now also seeing her. SHE IS AMAZING!!! 

Thanks for your programs and for everyone coming together to make a great team and a real path toward healing. 

Bea is a fantastic counselor! It’s clear she listens AND hears. She’s very reaffirming and positive. I feel like she truly cares. All of this continues to be an incredible help. Thank you!!

It’s honestly just so nice to be able to talk to someone and know that they will support you and how you feel. All my best to Dr. Bailey

Rob is absolutely amazing! Nothing more I need to say there.

Kristin has been great. I had given up on counseling so many times because it didn’t seem relevant or helpful. From each session with Kristin, I’ve taken away useful tools to help manage my condition and my life better than before. 

Kiley has helped me set feasible goals and has both gently nudged me towards them as I struggled and helped me ramp them up when I met successes. Thanks for keeping me in check and moving forward!

I have had really bad therapist in the past. Tia changes it all. I love her

I love being able to do video sessions due to my schedule and kids.  So thankful you all offer this option. 

Kiley is great!  She has helped me find balance and positivity in my day to day life.  Her problem solving skills are amazing. So thankful to work with her to untangle the chaos that can be life sometimes.  

Dr. Bailey is helping to boost back my confidence I myself and truly feel like she is sympathetic to my situations and is making me to feel my situation isn’t my fault. I really have enjoyed my sessions with her. 

Dr Jude has really helped me get through the toughest months of my life.

Tia has always been so helpful in guiding me through my anxiety. I highly recommend her to anyone.

I love Heather. I have never clicked so well with a therapist. She makes me feel totally comfortable and safe.

Dr. Black has gotten me through one of the worst times in my life. She is extremely talented and an amazing doctor/friend!

Tia has been freaking amazing! She’s been such a life-changer and an incredible support to me. We’ve laughed together, cried together, and experienced so many other emotions freely and openly. She has been an active listening ear, a gentle and timely pusher, and someone I genuinely look up to and admire. She has met me right where I am and continues to move at my pace. I am so grateful to have her support me during my mental health journey. 

When I was at my lowest Dr. Black came to where I was and took care of me.

Kiley is truly amazing! She gave me useful techniques to work thru my anxiety, to help me deal with my pregnancy losses, and to just work thru every day life! She helped me to get myself back to feeling like me again! I always look forward to talking to her!

Tia is a wonderful therapist. She is so patient and kind, and always puts my mind at ease.

Heather did an excellent job of helping me process trauma. I was able to gain confidence and learn to set boundaries.

I love the video session options!

Dr. Jude is the BEST and helps me navigate the challenges life brings me :) I have learned SO much about managing my anxiety.

Jon Lewis has been amazing human being, he has made such a positive impact while keeping it real. That's rare now a day's.. I hope that I can help someone as Jon has helped me.. Thank you Jon for being straight forward and real...

Amazing and very compassionate. I feel very comfortable with Jennifer 

Rob has helped me navigate difficult situations in my life without pretending he has all of the answers or making me feel obligated to act in specific ways. He's candid about his own life experiences, which has helped me relate better to him and for us to build trust.

Sheli is compassionate and helpful. I feel like she really gets me.

It was easy to set up an appointment and start seeing someone. Getting to video appointment is also simple.

Tiana is amazing! I'm grateful to have found a therapist within West Virginia with valuable and compassionate perspectives. 

Dr. Bailey is an answer to prayer!

Dr. Bailey is very understanding ,she listen, she tried to help in every way gives me ideas tells me things I should try or do differently to help ,she iss a happy one,  she is always smiling no matter what ....

Beatriz is so kind and compassionate. She really puts an effort into ensuring she is there for you and ensures she is present with you and also there for you. She is an amazing person to speak with and so easy to talk to!

I’ve only met with Sheli once, but I am so glad to be working with her. I feel so incredibly seen and heard. Thank you.

Rob is great! He keeps it light while still asking hard questions. He writes things down which helps keep the flow of conversation from session to session and for his benefit because who can remember all the details on their own anyway. I appreciate his curiosity and genuine care and validation of the topics we discuss. Those characteristics help make this process easier, especially for someone that may struggle to open up. The time I have invested in going through this process has been worth it, because I definitely feel better and supported with his help.

Jennifer is very compassionate. The best therapist I’ve ever had, I feel extremely comfortable speaking to her which is very rare for me. I love going to therapy now because of her! She’s everything I could’ve asked for in a therapist!! She made me feel like healing is an option when I was convinced it was not. 

Kristen makes me so comfortable in our sessions. It’s like talking to my best friend but getting awesome ways to help me think through my problems. She’s supportive and kind. I will never go to anyone else!  

Kiley was awesome... I recommend this place to everyone! 

Kiley is so compassionate and really helped me feel more secure and not as lost.

My time with Dr. Black has been life changing for me and for my husband both individually and as a married couple.

Very helpful and concerned ....

I feel completely comfortable talking with Kylie. She listens and has given me helpful calming tools. This has aided me in learning to breathe while I assert myself. I appreciate and am grateful for our weekly chats.... Thank you for the opportunity to succeed.

Tia was amazing with my daughter. She was able to get her to open up and help her find ways to cope with her anxiety and depression. The unique techniques she used really helped my daughter to feel comfortable talking to her.

So happy to see Lindsay at Appalachian Life. She is so professional and pushes me to be a better me. 

Kiley has helped me to understand my condition better & gives me very useful insights & suggestions. Thank you.

I will forever be grateful for the light Tia has helped me find myself again. 

Kiley has always conducted herself in a professional manner and truly loves the work she does. She has gone above and beyond to provide me with resources and information that will help me along the way. Thanks, Kiley!

Dr. Black is truly a savior and a Godsend in my life. I am not sure where I would be right now in this terrifying and difficult healing and life adjustment if she was not a part of my life as and therapist and as a friend. There are not many people like Mrs. Black in this world and I so blessed to have her on my side through all of this....

Brianna always takes the time to see how I am. Even on a bad day, she makes me feel better about life. 

Keira is one of the most pleasant individuals I have talked with all year!!

The staff was always so nice and friendly when I brought my daughter in for her sessions. They not only cared about my daughter's well being but mine also.

You guys are amazing! I sing your praises all the time. Dr. Black and her team are the best! 

Tia is amazing! She is helping me in ways I never thought possible. 

Kristin is very compassionate. I feel safe talking to her. 

I absolutely love Kiley! She’s my favorite. 

Dr. Black saved my life. (figuratively and literally)

Ever since I started seeing Jon he’s been very good to me. He listens to what I have to say, he gives great advice and always finds a way to suggest a solution or goal to accommodate the future in what I need to do. Everytime I speak to jon i feel a big  weight off my shoulders. I feel more determined on accomplishing my goals. I would recommend jon to anyone he’s a great therapist. 

Seneca is not only an amazing therapist but an awesome person, too. She has helped me through the most difficult period of my life and I could not be more grateful. 

Jennifer Morris is an outstanding professional. She does a great job of teaching skills to her clients and does so in a compassionate manner. Jennifer also does a great job of challenging her clients for the purposes of promoting their growth and flexibly implements evidence-based interventions. 

Jennifer Morris was absolutely incredible! So professional and helpful! 

Kristin is amazing! She’s so supportive and helps me learn how to think through my anxious and depressive thoughts. 

Tia is amazing and compassionate

I whole heartily believe without receiving the true compassionate therapy I have from Seneca I would have never made it through the last 6 months of my life. She's professional, and easy to relate to at the same time.  She's a great therapist and I would recommend her to anyone :)    

Kiley is the only person I have stuck with this long as someone to talk to. I like her and the video chat. She has guided me into a better thinking woman. Thank you.

Thank you Rob, your therapy has been very helpful with learning to be more independent,better mental wellness,taking initiative in my life, and with understanding my anxiety and depression to a deeper extent. Sincerely thank you Rob Funk

My daughter looks forward to her sessions with Jon. He makes her feel heard even when her family cannot. 

There are no words to describe how much this place has improved my life and the life of my family after a trauma flipped our lives upside down. I have hope for our future. 

You are doing aces!!!

I could not have designed a better therapist if I had tried. Marion is patient, compassionate, resourceful, and professional with the ability to be boldly honest when the truth is needed to help you progress in your journey to healing, processing, and self-discovery. I did not expect to gain as much as I have from my year with Marion and I certainly would not have the level of peace that I have gained and continue to find without her guidance! 

I'm thankful for the flexibility that both the business and Marion gave showed with scheduling sessions via teletherapy, and quick rescheduling when needed. The pandemic threw a curveball at everyone, but you guys handled it with grace. Thank you!

You do an awesome job helping us! Thanks for all your help

Very insightful. Helpful and over all great experience. I genuinely feel I’m making progress with my anxiety 

Tia has always been so helpful and I truly appreciate her

Happy to say, I'm seeing a different perspective weekly. In a way these services help rehabilitate or reinvent or reshape a person, no matter what they're going through or have been through. That's the goal to succeed and free ourselves to dream the impossible again..🌞🌷

Lindsay is the first therapist I've had who I feel I can be open with. I feel like she truly connects with me and makes an effort to understand me. She does not seem judgemental even in situations where I know she could, and her perspective has shed light on many situations. I truly enjoy our sessions and am grateful for her care, insight, and dedication. Lindsay is a shining example for mental health professionals. 

I am very happy with my therapist. I went from being on the verge of suicide to being the happiest I’ve been in a long time

Kristin has been very helpful and kind, helping me feel comfortable with her faster than I usually do

Inez is incredible! She is warm, compassionate, attentive, and is very wise in her suggestions. I feel I've grown by leaps in the short time I've seen her. 

Heather knows how to shoot straight without being cruel. She calls me on my bull*** but also knows when to lift me up. She has helped me retrain my brain away from negative self-talk while being gentle enough that I do not want to give up. 

I love how easy it is to go to therapy. I appreciate it being online. I love how easy the website is to use. 

Dr Jude has really helped me get through the toughest months of my life.

Tia has always been so helpful in guiding me through my anxiety. I highly recommend her to anyone.

I love Heather. I have never clicked so well with a therapist. She makes me feel totally comfortable and safe.

Dr. Black has gotten me through one of the worst times in my life. She is extremely talented and an amazing doctor/friend!

Tia has been freaking amazing! She’s been such a life-changer and an incredible support to me. We’ve laughed together, cried together, and experienced so many other emotions freely and openly. She has been an active listening ear, a gentle and timely pusher, and someone I genuinely look up to and admire. She has met me right where I am and continues to move at my pace. I am so grateful to have her support me during my mental health journey. 

When I was at my lowest Dr. Black came to where I was and took care of me.

Kiley is truly amazing! She gave me useful techniques to work thru my anxiety, to help me deal with my pregnancy losses, and to just work thru every day life! She helped me to get myself back to feeling like me again! I always look forward to talking to her!

Jon Lewis has been amazing human being, he has made such a positive impact while keeping it real. That's rare now a day's.. I hope that I can help someone as Jon has helped me.. Thank you Jon for being straight forward and real...

Tia is a wonderful therapist. She is so patient and kind, and always puts my mind at ease.

Heather did an excellent job of helping me process trauma. I was able to gain confidence and learn to set boundaries.

Kristen has been a life saver during my divorce. My anxiety was taking over my every day life and she has given me coping mechanisms to get through the day and I’m not relying on meds now. I highly recommend trying therapy if you’re having issues. 

I feel completely comfortable talking with Kylie. She listens and has given me helpful calming tools. This has aided me in learning to breathe while I assert myself. I appreciate and am grateful for our weekly chats.... Thank you for the opportunity to succeed.

I love the video session options!

Dr. Jude is the BEST and helps me navigate the challenges life brings me :) I have learned SO much about managing my anxiety.

Jon Lewis has been amazing human being, he has made such a positive impact while keeping it real. That's rare now a day's.. I hope that I can help someone as Jon has helped me.. Thank you Jon for being straight forward and real...

Dr Jude has really helped me get through the toughest months of my life.

Tia has always been so helpful in guiding me through my anxiety. I highly recommend her to anyone.

I have nothing but good things say about Sheli. She is helping me tremendously.

I love Heather. I have never clicked so well with a therapist. She makes me feel totally comfortable and safe.

Dr. Black has gotten me through one of the worst times in my life. She is extremely talented and an amazing doctor/friend!

Cheyenne is incredible! Never has a company RETURNED money to  me. I still can't believe you work so hard for us, provide the lifelines we need and advocate for our benefits. 

Tia has been freaking amazing! She’s been such a life-changer and an incredible support to me. We’ve laughed together, cried together, and experienced so many other emotions freely and openly. She has been an active listening ear, a gentle and timely pusher, and someone I genuinely look up to and admire. She has met me right where I am and continues to move at my pace. I am so grateful to have her support me during my mental health journey. 

When I was at my lowest Dr. Black came to where I was and took care of me.

In our first meeting Sheli was very compassionate, professional, and warm in her approach to me.

Kiley is truly amazing! She gave me useful techniques to work thru my anxiety, to help me deal with my pregnancy losses, and to just work thru every day life! She helped me to get myself back to feeling like me again! I always look forward to talking to her!

Tia is a wonderful therapist. She is so patient and kind, and always puts my mind at ease.

Heather did an excellent job of helping me process trauma. I was able to gain confidence and learn to set boundaries.

I love the video session options!

Dr. Jude is the BEST and helps me navigate the challenges life brings me :) I have learned SO much about managing my anxiety.

Kiley was awesome... I recommend this place to everyone! 

Kiley is so compassionate and really helped me feel more secure and not as lost.

My time with Dr. Black has been life changing for me and for my husband both individually and as a married couple.

Very helpful and concerned ....

Tia was amazing with my daughter. She was able to get her to open up and help her find ways to cope with her anxiety and depression. The unique techniques she used really helped my daughter to feel comfortable talking to her.

So happy to see Lindsay at Appalachian Life. She is so professional and pushes me to be a better me. 

Kiley has helped me to understand my condition better & gives me very useful insights & suggestions. Thank you.

I will forever be grateful for the light Tia has helped me find myself again. 

I’ve had therapist throughout my lifetime but never one like Rob. He actually cares and makes me feel like I’m a person and not a number like other therapists have in the past. He’s great and I’m so glade I found him.

Dr. Bailey is very kind, compassionate, and shows a genuine interest in the issues we discuss and is always engaged in the conversation. 

Marion is the soldier I needed to have in my corner while dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic experience. I would not have emerged nearly as successful and strong without her guidance. 

My therapist Kristin makes me feel like I am useful 

Kylie is very relatable and we can just have casual conversations in the middle of therapy which makes me more comfortable 

Mark is such a good listener and makes me feel like I'm talking to someone I've known for years!!!

Sheli is amazing!!!

Marion has been absolutely amazing. She has helped me with so much, and has provided a safe environment

Jennifer has really helped me along my journey. She makes my feelings feel valid and understood. I feel like I can open up.

Tyler is such a calm voice. He helped me understand the process which is overwhelming sometimes. I felt good about the experience and am grateful that he took the time to make this all seem so normal. You have a great team. 

Seneca is one of the most compassionate people I've ever met. She makes you feel seen, heard, and validated each and every session.

From the first few moments of speaking with Sheli via video I knew I would be comfortable and receive excellent therapy. I was skeptical about the video appointment opposed to in person but Sheli is beyond amazing. She is extremely understanding, compassionate, honest and has given me a lot of worksheets and ideas to help me.... I feel that I would definitely be unable to cope with a lot of the day to day stressors without Sheli’s knowledge. Sheli is so very intelligent and an awesome part of your agency. I let my family know I have found a gem of a therapist. Thank you!!!!

Jennifer is great! She has helped us so much! She is very kind and caring.

Thank you Marion for supporting me, I know it's your job but I still feel like you really do care.  It means so much to me!

Bea, I appreciate everything you do to help. It's working!