Monday, October 11, 2010

Mike, I would like to thank you for your help and support over the last two years. From our first meeting, I realized that you were more than willing to become actively engaged in my struggle to get through a very difficult time which was characterized by persistent self doubt and depression. As we spent more time together, I also came to appreciate your willingness to identify different treatment options and recommend the most effective approaches. Your advice and counsel have proven to be invaluable. Thank you! S.P.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In order to be truly authentic I needed to acknowledge and accept myself as a gay, mixed race human being -- something that many members of American society despise. My therapist, Mike Holtby, someone I hold in the very highest regard, has brought me to that level of acceptance. My gratitude to Mike is truly endless.  B.G.
You saved my life, and helped me find a life I could live with. I am forever grateful, and always will be. I wish everyone could see you. I remember having fantasies of bringing both my sisters to your office, and saying: "help them to do what you helped me to do." So, a huge thank you is in order. Thank you for helping me find myself. Of course I still struggle with certain things, and always will, but I love and value the "me" I am today, the "me" I found in your group.    Steve P.