Client Testimonials

There is no greater testament to our clinic’s practice and our therapist’s capabilities than to hear feedback directly from our clients.  Here is what our clients are saying:

“The therapists at Emmaus are incredibly skilled. The staff is excellent. It took a lot for me to pick up the phone and call, but I am glad that I did. I was matched up with an amazing therapist who has helped me work through a lot. If you are thinking about therapy I highly suggest you call Emmaus.”


“Emmaus Counseling Center is an outstanding organization in mental health and wellness.  I was looking for someone to help me through a particularly overwhelming time in my life and received exceptionally good care and treatment from everyone at Emmaus.  The office staff and insurance specialists were all very gracious in helping me answer questions and in navigating coverage as well as identifying a good therapist to work with.

I was paired with an amazing therapist, Phyllis Bookbinder.  She was exceptionally open and caring in getting to know me and in helping me organize my thoughts and concerns.  She really took the time and careful steps needed to fully understand what I needed before proceeding with any specific treatment.  I really appreciated the thoughtful and methodical approach Phyllis took with me in determining where to focus first and how to prioritize the issues I needed help with and then laying out the plan forward.  She was also very accommodating with me when I needed help with a near-term issue or decision.  I highly recommend Phyllis for anyone who needs an understanding and caring therapist to help them both sort through troubles they may be going through and deal with each of them with the sensitivity that the particular issue deserves.

The staff at Emmaus treated me with respect and consideration whenever I talked with them.  They were extremely communicative whenever a scheduling issue came up.  Phyllis and the staff were very responsive to my emails and voice messages when I needed to change up appointment times and worked hard to find another good time slot to accommodate me.

I am incredibly grateful to Emmaus Counseling, and especially to Phyllis Bookbinder for demonstrating thoughtful, sensitive care that helped me through a lot in this difficult time in my life.  I would happily recommend Emmaus to anyone seeking a great set of folks to work with to better their lives through exceptional mental health care.”


“A couple of years ago, my kids had an awful family therapist. But since then, Emmaus’ therapists and office staff have been phenomenal. There are Saturday appointments, the office in  Bellevue is easy to get to, and the space they have is comfortable and puts you at ease. I am happy to report that they were super responsive to my issues and my opinion of Emmaus has completely changed – definitely a great place and I have referred friends.”


“I really appreciated how quickly Emmaus Counseling Center got me started with a therapist once I called for an appt. They worked well with my insurance company. I appreciated the array of therapists to choose from, as well as several locations. I have only worked with one therapist at Emmaus, She has been extremely helpful – empathetic, and non-judgemental.”


“I’d like to share with you how grateful I am to have been meeting with Anne Livie over the years. Her warm smile, compassionate philosophy and courageous attitude has helped me heal and become the person I am today. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have been able to overcome my issues from adolescence without her. With Anne’s help, I have forged a new life, in which I have learned to accept my past and use it for my good.”


“Working with Tim McKee to overcome the daily stressors and anxiety issues that are apart of the highly competitive business world has been instrumental to my career.  His business background and understanding of the fundamentals of running a business have helped me get back on track and gain the confidence to move forward.  I would recommend Tim to any executive or business professional struggling either professionally or personally!”  


“I am incredibly encouraged after my Intake appointment with Harvey.  After five years of chaos therapy in another outpatient therapy system, I feel I am in a good place for addressing the dreadful OCD issues I have been struggling with for years.  Thank for for giving me hope Harvey.”


“After my stroke, I was really struggling to regained my confidence back – I had a lot of negative self talk and was very depressed.  I worked with Diane Stuart using DBT and found it made a huge difference.  She gave me the tools I needed to use daily to remind myself how far I had progressed.  I could not be happier with her care!”


“I had felt blocked for years and even though I had seen 6 different therapists within a 10 year time period – I just could not get moving forward.  I meet with Phyllis and after a few sessions I had made more progress than I had in the past and I am on the road to recovery!  Thank you Phyllis!”


“The therapists at Emmaus are incredibly skilled. The staff is excellent. It took a lot for me to pick up the phone and call, but I am glad that I did. I was matched up with an amazing therapist who has helped me work through a lot. If you are thinking about therapy I highly suggest you call Emmaus.” 


We value your opinion and would like to share your experience at Emmaus with others.  Please send us your “testimonials” to info@emmauscounseling.net and we will add it to our page!