Your success is our success.
At Equinox Counseling and Wellness Center, we are both proud and honored to work with and support individuals, youth and their families. For individual, family and adolescent therapists like us, nothing is more exhilarating than seeing a person or a family system change for the better. Over the years, we have served many youth and adults. Here are what some of them have to say about us.
“We have used the services of Equinox for 2.5 years and think they are wonderful. They have made a huge difference in our son’s life and our family.”
– Mother of 15-year-old
“Thank you so much for the work you do with our family. You are loved and appreciated.”
– Grandmother of a 19-year-old young man
“My son and our family have been in therapy and in multiple treatment programs since he was five. Equinox is the only program that has helped us.”
– Father of an 18-year-old
“Thank you for helping me. You helped me learn how to use my tools to be more successful and learn how to solve my problems.”
– 15-year- old with high functioning autism
“…years and years later, I must thank you for helping shape my life and steer it in a proper direction. What you all did for me, I am forever grateful. I’ve been all over the world to do my music and have lived in some amazing places, and things I’ve learned from you all are what has kept me going in tough times. Please forward this to those that have touched my life and made me stronger and better as a person. I don’t do drugs and haven’t since. My family structure is stronger than ever. I’m a college graduate and have multiple CDs being sold in stores and online. Just thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
– Former adolescent client, now 34
“Equinox’s communication with us, the parents, is excellent. They have taught both of us how to use our son’s tools so that we can help him on a consistent basis. For the first time, our son now asks for help on a consistent basis when he doesn’t know what to do. In the past, not knowing what to do would end up in frustration and mini-meltdowns. Our son is also much more in touch with his feelings and is willing to verbalize them….also a new positive behavior.”
– Mother of a 15-year-old with HFA, Bi-polar, and Reactive Attachment Disorder
“I have worked with Equinox with two very different youth. With each, the Equinox team was very adaptable to the differing challenges each presented. From primarily delinquent youth, to youth with relatively uncommon mental health needs, to severe drug/alcohol problems, or the individual family challenges each presents with, Equinox Counseling has demonstrated an ability to recognize and meet those needs, all while developing and maintaining strong, supportive, and non-threatening relationships with our clients.”
– Parole officer referring clients to Equinox
“Your program has truly changed our lives. Your team has provided my daughter with essential skills to promoting her success as a young woman and our success as a family.
My daughter benefited from the one-on-one relationship with a positive, adult role model who engaged her in prosocial activities. Her self-esteem improved tremendously; she became more independent and got much better with her problem solving skills. Thank you!”
– Parent of a 13-year-old with High Functioning Autism
“Your program is truly amazing. We cannot express to you the gratitude we feel and the appreciation for how you have helped and work with our son. Our son has never responded to coming to an office and sitting in an office for therapy. Using the experiential approach, and having him out learning skills through adventure activities is what made all the difference. Thank you!”
– Parents of a 16-year-old
“We were at our wit’s end and felt like giving up. We were ready to send our son to a residential treatment center out of state. Your intensive team-based services allowed us to stay together as a family and get the help we needed as a family.”
– Parent of a 14-year-old
“Mary Marcantonio was instrumental in teaching me tools to be safe and healthy. I had been in and out of several juvenile homes and treatment centers and they all had the same approach: Punish and suppress the behavior. There was very little effort at looking at the root of behavior. Mary’s approach was gentle but firm. She was able to see past the behavior and was genuinely interested in determining the cause. It’s amazing how much a little bit of love and nurturing made a difference to me as a 16-year-old kid, even with issues that seemed like they would consume me. She made me feel like I was normal and I was going to be OK, simply by taking the time to pay attention to me.
Mary taught me that it was OK to communicate my feelings. Being able to communicate when I am OK with situations or not is a valuable tool that has kept me safe to this day. She taught me about accountability, which gave me control over my actions. She chose amazing wilderness destinations as our classroom. Destinations such as the Colorado Trail, cross country skiing in Wyoming, and Moab, Utah. And even though it was work, she made it fun. Now, as an adult, I have a wife and two daughters, a successful career in real estate, and most importantly, I feel like a normal healthy person. Life still presents obstacles but it’s always just “stuff” and “stuff” is always going to come up. How I react and deal with it determines how much it affects my life negatively or otherwise. I thank Mary for taking the time to help me work through my problems.”
– Former adolescent client