From the business owner: I was very saddened today when I went over a review left by a very dissatisfied couple. It is Christmas Day and very unlike any other day, all other days my phone is ringing off the hook and I do not have time to read reviews daily. Every once in awhile I do check them but this one was posted about two months ago and with the pandemic, most therapists have a hard time returning all their calls. I make it a priority to call back every potential couple/client who does not hang up on my voicemail and leavess me a voicemail stating their name, number and best times for a call back. Most caller say they are calling me because of my reviews and I tell them the truth because they think I am capable of reinventing their relationship or their life in some way. I make it clear why I have been so successful. It is because I turn so many people away. You maybe thinking "why would she turn business away"? After giving everyone who is inquiring about my services a mandatory free phone consultation, I soon become attuned to their personality and style and intuitively know our personalities will not mesh. The ones that won't mesh with mine get touchy/defensive and lash out at me during the first free phone consultation that I provide. I do not stand a chance with certain couples/patients because they can not handle hearing the truth. Sure, everyone has a right to disagree and we battle that out during the session. I explain to couples/patients that I am not the right therapist for everyone. I tell the truth and I can be brutally honest and blunt at times. My success stories take place with those that really mean they welcome and are looking for a therapist who provides a lot of feedback (both positive and negative).
I make sure I give everyone a mandatory free five to fifteen minute
phone consultation where I turn down requests from thin skinned, defensive and very fiery people. We won't work well together and I need to be fussy because I love having my clients walk out with hope and coming back because they felt heard and also feel felt.
The review I just read is so rare. My private practice was supervised by mentor, liason between my graduate school and my internship; and he also taught me my very first course in graduate school and my very last course on "Couples and Family Therapy". I will always be indebted to Dr. Richard Belson
My biggest worry was "what if I can not help a client"? He answered me by saying " you will not be able to help every one who comes to your office; there are some clients who will not be able to be helped by anyone". I breathed a sigh of relief, but only for a moment. I wanted to ensure my success to some degree. I protect myself from failing by making sure I interview all potential couples/patients; and I turn down so many people because quite simply, we are not a good match. The couples and individual patients that I accept into my practice tell me that they welcome truthful feedback and a lot of it. My patients like it when I tell them I will be candid and brutally honest. I turn many couples.individuals away because of a gut feeling and I have become attuned to their personalities during my mandatory free phone consultation.
I obviously did not vet out this couple in the same way. Sometimes one partner makes the phone call. I always offer the other partner their free phone consult, but for some reason they say that their partner wants them to pick their couples's therapist and to make the appointment. The partner calling is quick to pick a date and a time when we can all meet on Zoom together. I have been very successful on Zoom due to Covid. I tried doing sessions wearing masks but it is too hard to read my clients' facial expressions so we only do sessions on Zoom. I have two offices and I would love to open them but safety is paramount.
Due to reading this review today, I will be hyper-vigilant during my mandatory free phone consultations. I want to thank this couple for being brave. I would have preferred for them to have called me and aired their disappointments so that we could have dissected what I said that made them feel so dissatisfied with their session. There may be something they took out of context and/or we could have revisited parts or all of this session. I am not an abrasive person by nature but it is clear that this couple feels a different way. From this very negative review, I learned a lot what not to do and what not to say. I try hard to read the needs of my clients' and this clearly gives me reason to be hypervigilant with couples/clients in my future sessions. I know for a fact that there is no perfect couple and no perfect therapist. I believe when some clients' do not hear what they would like to hear they close down and are not fully listening. They bare hearing but not listening and digesting all the material we covered in a marathon session, which can be in session anywhere between 3 hours to six hours.
I also use psycho-education to teach couples what I have learned from famous therapists as I went down my many roads less traveled and I paid top dollar because my supervisor told me to always go to the very best doctor, therapist, psychologist and/or psychiatrist. I probably used many examples from my life to give them an"aha experience" and many of my couples thank me and say "thank you for being real and sharing because it makes you more relatable". Each to his own.
If I responded to this negative review before, then the date must be wrong and it was put into the very latest batch of reviews. Thanks for letting me tell my version. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Everyone reading my right to defend my actions ( or probable actions).
Like I said before, you can't please everyone and some people will never find a good match for them as a couple or as an individual. I am not saying that the couple who bashed me is one of those couples. There is no one therapist that will be the right match for every couple and/or individual. Thanks again to that very dissatisfied couple and i am sorry i didn't read it sooner or I would have reached out to you in a timely manner.
You wont regret coming to her. She is such an amazing listener and gives you her honest thoughts. This is the right place to come. Recommend!
She is an amazing therapist. She really does her homework and learns about you. It was tough as I had to reveal lots of personal/embarrassing info. However, this allows the session to be meaningful and impactful. Just booking an appointment with her lead to powerful breakthroughs for me and my spouse. We both already feel better about the direction our marriage is going.
I had the absolutely wonderful pleasure of receiving a call from Ms. Lorna this evening. I had sent her a message a couple weeks ago when I felt I was ready to begin therapy but I started to get "cold feet" and was being ambivalent about it. To my surprise I received a lovely phonecall from Ms. Lorna who followed up with me to express that she saw my message and to gauge my interest in services. Her call was the absolute best part of my day, she spent over an hour on the phone with me listening and helping me reflect on various parts of my life, where the problem areas might be, and with some tough love and honesty she really helped me introspect. Ms. Lorna is a gem, so very inciteful, witty, and her honesty is so refreshing. I felt really hopeful and excited after speaking with Ms. Lorna ,she helped me feel much more comfortable on this therapy journey. I look forward to future sessions together, . My deepest gratitude to Ms. Lorna.
Ms. Lorna is the TRUTH! I adore her. When I first called to inquire about her services, she spent an extensive amount of time getting to know me before she just jumped and scheduled an appointment. She is blunt, tells you youre wrong when youre wrong and right when youre right. She gives it how it is, no shortcuts, no sugar coating, just straight and to the point. She is a no nonsense type of person & thats the type of counseling the world needs. Im so excited for my marriage marathon, I know my marriage will benefit greatly from it. Thank you Ms. Lorna
My husband and I had a 6 hour zoom session with Lorna and I honestly feel like she improved the communication in my marriage in many ways. She helped me understand my partner more in ways I couldnt have on my own and vice versa. She was straight forward in helping us point out our issues and came up with helpful suggestions on how to improve them. My husband also felt that the session was extremely helpful and we both felt more at peace with each other after the session. My marriage is still a work in progress (no one said marriage was easy lol) and is currently going well. I am very grateful for the helpful counseling session. Lorna truly cares about the couples she counsels. She called me a few weeks after our session to see how my husband and I were doing which I really appreciated! I highly recommend her!
she was neutral and gave us some techniques and advice for us to make our relationship better. We look forward to going back to our next session and we plan to do the assignments she gave us. We highly recommend her and we are so grateful to have met with her.
My name is Wendy and I'm very grateful with her help, it was awesome with my husband and I. very knowledgeable.
Ms.Baker, took the time to really talk with me and to get to know my situation. In no short order she had determined the core of my relationship. Even though a hard look in the mirror for myself is needed. Ms. Baker was correct in her assessment of myself and my POI. I thank her for it all. Couple counseling In reality Will not work presently for my situation unfortunately at this time.
Truly a changing point in pivot for understanding so much of myself in so little time with her lucky to have found her look forward to more of my meetings with her
My experience with Mrs. Baker has been very productive. I met her when my six-year-old son was being rejected and screamed at by his first grade teacher, who was threatening to leave him back. My son was getting demoralized and didnt want to go to school anymore.
I contacted Mrs. Baker who is very knowledgeable and deeply committed. She helped me understand how the education system works and indicated to me how to solve this issue. She also provided me with information about early child development, since it is a critical stage that forms the foundation for a childs future well being and learning. Now my son is happy and doing well at school and he was not left back. I am very grateful to Mrs. Baker, otherwise my sons potential and self esteem could have been severely damaged.
Mrs. Baker has been very supportive all these years. I am a working mother and have a lot of stress. She is always available, very dedicated, professional and generous. It is very comforting to know that there is someone that truly cares about my well being. She offers me psychological insights and mind-body techniques. She is very thorough and diligent with her work so she can understand my culture and background, including circumstances, events, context, and situations that underly particular events. Every time I talk to her it is an optimistic experience since she not only offers advice and solutions, but also provides me with psychological insights so I can understand the causes and effects in different situations.
In conclusion I would definitely recommend her services, not only for her areas of expertise, but also because she is a compassionate human being.
Very nice professional and honest.
Took my lady there and we both had a great time.
She was attentive to both sides and she was fair on both sides and actually very funny.
She's unorthodox outspoken and very different from what I was expecting and we liked it she doesn't bullshit and keeps it real.
Will be returning soon.
It was such a great pleasure speaking to Lorna our 10 minute consultation turned into 20 and she was very open and even offered advice (I even cried). Within 20 minutes I could really tell she genuinely cares. I look forward to scheduling a session with her.
Mrs. Baker you have helped us tremendously. We are doing great. We have been making progress...we laugh together more and communicate better. I thank him for all the small things he does for us, I show him my appreciation. He is playful and has put his emotional wall down.
I want to thank you for the help you've given us. I hope you are well and I send nothing but positive loving vibes.
Ive heard that we all meet people for a reason or a season throughout your life. Well, I met Lorna Baker on a spring day and the reason I met her was to help save my relationship with my husband. I knew she was the perfect therapist when she immediately put me at ease during my initial phone conversation with her. She explained to me that as long as we both wanted to do the work, we have a chance to restore our relationship.
Lorna is an insightful, caring, kind, maternal- like, straight shooter type of therapist. She also listens carefully and is definitely dedicated to her work. My husband I always feel hope after a session with her.
Ive learned that we are all a work in progress.. but to know that we have Lorna on our side to help us work through this difficult time in our lives is a comforting feeling.
Lorna Hayim- Baker listened to my concerns and heard them very perceptively. i contacted her about relationship issues and she has helped me wisely and caringly.
After spending over a month looking for a therapist, i was blessed to come across Lorna Baker. She responded to me in a prompt and timely fashion just when i needed someone the most. She was so accommodating to assist me by rearranging her schedule to fit me in and help me when it was convenient for me. Every other therapist i spoke to was more business orientated, however just speaking to Lorna for the first time over the phone, i felt as if this lady knew me. She took the time to evaluate my situation and figure out if she could genuinely help me vs wasting my time, and she even assisted me and helped me over the phone. The atmosphere and the view of her establishment is so relaxing and peaceful, and she discovered and educated things about me and my life and things that i need to change and improve on. I have every intention to return to Lorna Baker very soon as my schedule permits me to. I feel so comfortable speaking with her and i am so confident she can help me with my obstacles and the troubles i am going through. I highly recommend if you want someone who truly cares and understands you to see Lorna Baker in Riverdale. Thank you Lorna for being who you are. I truly appreciate it, and i will see you soon.
We spent the afternoon calling many therapists and after speaking with a few, it was a great relief and experience to meet with Lorna Baker She is amazingly attentive, authentic, and sharp in honing in on the source of stress and panic. She is able to connect with people, to be gracious when confronted, and accommodating and fair in working things out - she really cares about people!!
Caring, Honest and Patient
The aforementioned terms are exactly what you will receive from Lorna Baker. Her goal is not to make money, but guide and support you through your challenges and share her expertise from which she draws from both professional and personal experience. While some therapist only sit and listen and watch the clock, Lorna is active in engaging the client and presenting facts in order to grant you clarity. If all you are looking for is regurgitated information and the occasional "I agree!" then seek elsewhere. All Riverdale therapy has to offer is a human approach wrapped in genuity and kindness.
I recently had a personal family crisi. I checked the internet and found Riverdale Therapy and Counseling. When I contacted Lorna , she able to see within a day . I found her to be very pleasant and easy to talk to. She did not rush me and our 1 hour session expanded to two hours .When I left her office , I felt like a weight had been lifted off my back. I have been following her advice and am doing much better. Thank you Lorna Hayim Baker
Lorna Baker was very helpful with my wife and I. She was very easy to speak to and down to earth. She listened to every detail as my wife and I spoke to her and was right on point with situations we would spoke about. Her advise on how to handle the situations was very good and helpful. She seemed very caring as well in helping us. I felt as if I knew her for a long time like a friend. She seemed really genuine in helping us. With her help all is well with my marriage and household. Thank you Ms. BAKER
My visit was beyond more than what i was hoping for. Ms Baker is very passionate & determine about her job. To make sure you get the help you need, time is what she mostly provides.
Dr. Baker is an amazing therapist. Her subtle technique to explain things is what I loved the most. Dr. Baker helped me improve my quality of life. Things I did not understand before now are pretty clear to me. I am able to improve/develop healthy relationships with my love ones as well as co-workers. Dr. Baker is definitely an incredible human being and therapist. From my own experience I can recommend her services.
I went to Mrs. Baker because I was suffering from depression, and in little too no time she has helped me to make a complete 360. I would recommend her to anyone who is in a funk and needs a little guidance. More than worth the time and money.
I would personally like to extend my greatest thanks and appreciation to such a loving and kind woman Ms. Baker. I have a teen brother and I was looking for a therapists who would be able to listen and understand him and give him a safe place where he can express himself. He has lost both his parents. Ms. Baker was very patient and attentive. She always answered my calls and texts as she always gkes above and beyond. My brother really enjoyed her office space and felt very relaxed. Im so greatful I found her website and made the call it was the best decision I've mabe.
Dr. Baker is awesome. I recommend her services to anyone. He helped me become a better me, with her support I was able to overcome anxiety, severe mental stress, and now I feel like a totally different person thanks to her. I would pay a million dollars without a question to feel how I feel after only 1 visit. Thank you Dr.
Lorna is an excellent therapist. She is always available for her clients and is willing to work late hours to accommodate everyone. She has years of experience and is a very wise person. She is honest and doesn't sugar coat the truth when she sees it. Therapy is intended to help people reflect on their issues, and Lorna doesn't just nod and force you to come up with your own answers, she gives you answers and insight. Some people might not be able to handle her truth, because many people are in denial. If you are willing to really put in the work and become a better person definitely visit Lorna. She's not just taking your money away to listen while you speak endlessly. She provides constant feed back and listens as required. She does personal therapy and couple therapy and family therapy. You cannot go wrong with her. When people get angry at their therapist for telling them the truth it should be a sign that the person is in denial dealing with larger issues. I have anxiety and stress and every time I go see her she makes me feel brand new, and helps me see my own strengths. Thank you Lorna, you are a blessing :)
After reading the reviews of Riverdale Therapy, I decided to set up an appointment. I ended up doing a phone consultation where she spent about an hour at no cost to figure out if her services were appropriate for my partner and I. We went to Mrs Baker for couples therapy. She paid keen attention to everything we had to tell her, then she told quite bluntly what we needed to hear. What I appreciated the most from the session was that she used personal experiences to get her points across to us. The fact that she could relate to what we were going through was a plus for us. I mean a relationship can only work if both parties want it to work. So it is now up to us to follow through with her advices. She has a real passion for what she does. Thanks once more and we really appreciated your time and patience.
Mrs. Baker is a guardian angel in my eyes. My partner and I visited Mrs. Baker because we were experiencing some issues in our long relationship. I honestly didn't think my partner would agree to see a counselor because of the stigma sometimes associated with the word but he honestly was willing to take whatever necessary steps to keep his relationship. After meeting with Mrs Baker all stigmas went out the window. She is very compassionate, honest, empathic and a great listener. If you and your partner are ready to have a honest conversion and to leave your ego outside run to Mrs. Baker. She is the real deal. We sat with her for about 3/4 hours and time flew. Keep in mind our session was for 2 hours but we went over a lot of things and wasn't rushed and I am very happy with the end results. Please note this isn't your typical office setting. I felt like I was sitting down with one of my favorite Aunts and just pouring my soul out. I love the home setting.
Thanks Mrs. Baker
I really enjoyed my session with Lorna today and look forward to the next one as I am excited to be working on solutions to my situations. She is good what she does...she listens emphatically to your concerns and offers tangible resolutions. I recommend endustically!
It was very nice talking with Ms. Hayim-Baker over the phone yesterday. I was on the phone with her for almost 45 mns for a free consultation and I learned so much information from her then any other Therapists I spoke to before. She was very knowledgeable and professional. She delivered the message to me how it was and not trying to be bias. I really think for her knowledge she's truly a blessing. Thank you!
This has been an amazing experience- she is straightforward-- creates a plan and make sure to keep you on point!
I am very happy with the services. She is changing my life slowly put surely!
After going through about 12 sessions with a therapist that took our insurance and seeing zero results I decided to research other options. I came across Lorna and decided to give her a call. She was patient and knowledgeable right away during our free phone consultation. We then decided to meet with her. The results after just a few sessions were AMAZING!!!! She spent so much time with us and never charged us a penny more where the other therapist would end the session the second 55 minutes hit. Lorna is made a world of difference in our family. She even called multiple times afterwards to follow up and genuinely cared. I feel like I can tell her anything. All the reviews about her are true... shes that good. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Lorna. You have changed our lives.
Lorna Baker at Riverdale Therapy & Counseling has improved our marriage tremendously. My wife was extremely apprehensive of the idea of marriage counseling. That being said, we were at a point in our marriage where we found ourselves at a place where our tools werent working to help us communicate, grow closer, and navigate through the inevitable challenges of marriage. Having parents with significantly different communication styles, we had difficulty finding our normal and what was worked for us. After calling Lorna and speaking to her on the phone before our session, we noticed she was direct and to the point, and asked insightful questions. This immediately made us feel more comfortable and that we were taking the right steps.
In our session, Lorna encouraged us to open up, analyze the issues at hand, and come up with direct and practical solutions. She created an empathetic, non-judgmental environment of openness which allowed us to discuss freely the issues we hoped to resolve before starting counseling. She professionally and thoughtfully discerned the reasons for our communication breakdowns and gave us practical tools on how to bridge our differences and grow closer. She was also very generous with her time, and when noticing that we needed more time to talk things through and share our perspectives and concerns, she warmly provided it.
Hearing her perspective and fostering communication gave us the insight, faith and confidence to face our marriage with a renewed perspective. Her tools are something that we have incorporated and practice on a daily basis. Looking back on the first session, we feel today as if we are a team in a meaningful and fulfilling marriage with a strong, compassionate and loving bond. We attribute a lot of our growth as a couple to her services and sessions. We will always be grateful to Lorna!
Why I decided to write this review is because I appreciate that a stranger took the time to listen intently to each and every detail as I tried my best to tell her what exactly is going on in my relationship right now. She listened very patiently and asked me questions to clarify if what I said meant this or that, and/or if I was referring to this one or that one since I was using too many pronouns so that at times it was unclear to whom I was referring. She picked up immediately that my relationship had been so volatile perhaps because of each of us had been drinking too much alcohol and then asked certain questions to see if we each had any first degree relatives who abused alcohol or any other drug. I would have thought that she would have done all this in my first session but she would only take me on as a new client if I could accept the truth; by the truth she meant taking responsibility, if after meeting with me for the first time, that alcohol may have caused me to get too aggressive and may have been to blame when my partner and I had such a terrible argument.
The first session, Lorna Hayim-Baker did a full intake and went over my personal history and I was giving her true details regarding my family and the friends with whom I hang out. We spent 90 minutes during that first session and I felt that the money I paid her was well worth it. I am ready to repair my relationship with the mother of my child and Lorna Hayim-Baker said that we could do a couples session if my partner really wanted to fix the relationship. She offered to call my significant other in order to find out if she would be willing to come to couples session as right now we are living separately. Lorna Hayim-Baker does not believe in working things out while we live separately unless the court has ordered that particular living style for now. She does not want me to spend my money on couples therapy if my partner is not in it to win it and she admitted to me that I would be wasting my money if my partner does not want to work with me to save my relationship. She did not need to tell ne all this. She could have gotten my partner and me to one therapy session and I would have paid her for a 2-3 hour session; and I would have made that investment in a second because my most valuable asset is my child and my childs mother, which she pointed out to me as well. I knew that, but by hearing her refer to my partner and son as my most valuable assets that really hit a chord within me and made me want to jump start the process of making me a better version of myself; and I knew I had to immerse myself into the therapeutic process and get real. I suddenly wanted to fix our problems more quickly and had a burning desire to begin therapy with this kindhearted woman, Lorna Hayim-Baker, who I see as not only being valuable but also as a necessary individual to aide me in my recovery right now. This therapist is honest and forthright with her feed-back and will not let me go off course if I continue to reach out to her. I believe that she can help me get to a much better place if I accept her guidance and respect the therapeutic process. I will accept her guidance so I can intelligently rebuild my life and get to a much better place where I can be the best version of myself.
Lorna Baker was very professional. Asked all the right questions and listened carefully to both, my partner and I. She provided us with insightful tips on how to work towards making our marriage better. She was honest and forthcoming. I highly recommend her service.
She was very helpful and professional.
Lorna Baker is an amazing therapist. She is able to listen and relate to you on a personal level as well as provide the necessary critical feedback for self improvement. Shes very accommodating and direct. I believe I made a great decision working with her and you will too.
Lorna was so great and insightful in giving me and my partner the tools to have a successful relationship. She was attentive and spent many hours with us to work on our issues. The bottom line is at the end of our long session the homework she gave us really helped us get closer and be more sensitive to each others needs. We are in such a better place now after we spoke with Lorna and she is the best and I would highly recommend her to anyone having issues within their marriage! Thank you Lorna! Im so greatful for the tools you provided us with that will last for an eternity to have a loving & healthy marriage!
I can't speak highly enough of my experience with Lorna.
As background, my family and I went to see her for some big problems we were having. Before we set the appointment, she had an *extensive* (in a good way) phone consultation with me to learn more about the situation determine whether we would be helped by therapy. She even spoke to other members of my family via phone (before an appointment was even set) to get a deeper perspective.
My family dynamics changed, markedly, for the better following our very first visit to her. The setting was very comfortable, and she wasn't afraid to express what we needed to hear to improve and heal. She really listened and the level of emotional investment and caring was unparalleled in my many years of seeing multiple (personal) therapists.
Our first visit went **well** over the originally allotted period of time but she wouldn't accept more payment--but make no mistake, we were willing and, in fact, wanted to. This was the ultimate testament to how much she cared; she was willing to guide us *well* into the evening and that took priority over any compensatory or time-limit concerns.
I really can't recommend her highly enough.
I am writing this review to help other people who are having problems with their gfs or wives in regards to communication and cheating problems .. she is the very best ....made me understand was best for me and my gf and how we could fix our issues ...
We haven't even seen her yet and I already have good things to say about Lorna. She called us to find out exactly what kinda of therapy we were looking for and she suggested the best path for us without charging us a dime, not only that, after speaking with her at the phone, she called me back twice to go over some details and the advice she gave us is priceless, again, all this without even talking about price, coverage or anything. I hope everyone would care as much as she does about their patients. Thank you.
After reading many glowing reviews regarding the services of Lorna Baker, I decided to reach out. I agree with all of the positive acknowledgements of her abilities. I am eager to have my first session with Mrs. Baker. From our phone consultation, I can share that I appreciate her candor, insight, and feedback. She is direct and sincere with her guidance.
Mrs. Baker is very professional. We loved that she was real and straight foward with us. She has given us the tools we need to make our marriage stronger. We are lucky to have met her.
Lorna is a beautiful soul. She gave me a free consult over the phone and we spoke for over an hour about my situation. From the consult alone you will be convinced of receiving such great service. Lorna is honest as can be. I love her already.
I just adore her . Like having a 2nd mother thats always there to guide and nurture your soul
Wow, what an amazing experience. My partner and I were thinking about couple's therapy for a while but we were unsure and not comfortable. It took us about a year to finally say "okay, we are ready for therapy and we can't grow together, if we can't work together yet alone stay together". My partner recently found Ms. Lorna and what a pleasant session. We discussed so much, we clarified a lot of things, feelings, family issues and etc. But most importantly Lorna took her time to understand us and help us figure out what our next steps were. We will be going back soon and of course like lorna says "if you don't do take the first steps, it's not going to help or work".
Thank you, so much.
I received couseling from Mrs. Baker of Riverdale therapy. She made me realized how bad the situation Im in. She made me understand the best way to handle my marital problems. The advices I received were extremely appropriate and were very helpful. She was patient and kind. I highly recommend her for anyone whos seeking advise regarding marital issues.
Being the other party in the relationship mentioned above, I gotta say Ms. Lorna Baker simply did her job as a professional, she provided us with the mere truth whether we liked it or not.
We were trying to succeed at this relationship despite of the many difficulties we were facing and knew we'd face later on. Yes, we have being in the relationship for quite a long time but there were certain things that felt wrong for both and especially for me.
In this relationship there was never reciprocity towards my opinions; my rights and needs as a human being were constantly disregarded. I was emotionally drained since my emotional cup was never filled and instead i was just ask/ demand to give more.
Ms. Lorna Baker helped me gain the strength i needed to get out of that toxic relationship; a relationship that was keeping me from finding my core / myself and being free of making my own choices without feeling afraid or ashamed.
I like her shes wonderful she does not sugar coat anything and shes a very good listener and shes about her money as well
Ms Launa Helped Me So Much Motivated Me To Focus On My Life And Career And Having Me Get The Fact Im Young Nd I Can Be Successful About Anything I put my mind Nd Tht Getting Back On Track Should Be My Priority. She is a wonderful listener and therapist she gives you her undivided attention no matter how long it takes Shes There You Always Nd She Will Give Advice Based On Her Personal Experiences As Well. Ms Launa Is Fantastic And I Approve And Suggest Anybody Goes To Her Because It Will Help You Tremendously
My breath was taken away just speaking with her. Very attentive women and very wise
Mrs.Baker is an attentive and empathetic therapist that is genuinely involved in helping her clients. I called her and without hesitation she listened and provided helpful reflections.
She is so great, she ask many questions to help you develop your story. She is very patient, give a very very good advice. I can only thanks her for saving my marriage. Thanks million for your counseling, it was very helpful.
I would definitely recommend Riverdale Therapy. She listens carefully to all my issues, from my anxiety to my relationship issues. Her advice have greatly improved my life in every aspect needed. I absolutely look forward in continuing my therapy with Ms Baker.
Dr. Baker is an amazing person. She has no fear in telling you the truth. I have found myself coming back to her time and time again. Shes very professional and has a plethora of knowledge that she is always willing to share. Thank you so much, Dr. Baker. I appreciate everything that you have done for me.
Lorna was an excellent therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she has a thorough process that helps you feel like shes known you all your life. Shes honest and blunt, helpful and caring all in one. She gets to the root of your problem then helps you conquer it. Great therapist with many years of experience.
Extremely honest and empathetic. Takes the time to listen without judging. Definitely recommend
Doctor Baker is wonderful! She is soo nice and has soo much wisdom! I honestly and truly would recommend her to just about anyone she is wonderful understanding and real she wont make the truth look pretty she will tell you what you need to hear even if it hurts! I thank God for this woman and her job.
Dr. Baker is the most honest person I have spoken to in my life. She is a great listener but most importantly is a great responder. I can tell that I have a lot to learn with her and am confident that she can help me work through my struggles.
She is AMAZING!!! Not afraid of telling me the truth not what I wanted to hear helped me a lot.. she doesnt just want you money like manu therapist she wants to help you she listens and she fell where you coming from!!! THANK YOU!!
Before I made the decision to become a patient of Dr. Baker I prayed about it and talk it over with my husband and godparents. Ive been to therapy once as I child, but never as an adult so logically I was a bit skeptical yet optimistic at the same time. Before even scheduling a face to face one on one, Dr Baker did a phone session with me to determine if she was able to help me with my personal emotional matters and for me to determine if she was a good fit for me. I did my research prior and read reviews and for the most part all was very positive. During that first phone session, Dr. Baker was able to open me up which for me is extremely hard to do, she listened, provided honest feedback and recommendations and was able to console me all in one conversation. Before meeting her, just in that phone session alone I felt she could help me. Dr. Baker made me Feel comfortable and free to express myself in any way that allowed me to have a voice. Im no expert on therapy sessions or therapist but logically the most important aspect that you look for when seeking this type of help is finding someone who makes you feel comfortable, open and free as well as someone who is honest and their interest is totally about helping you overcome all obstacles thats is effecting your life, marriage or happiness overall. I felt in that one phone session that Dr. Baker ideally made me feel that comfort, freedom and openness to be myself and welcome the assistance needed to make me better. Ive since done another session face to face with Dr. Baker and she is raw but in a phenomenal way. Raw in the sense that she is unapologetically honest and thats whats needed. She is also caring and opens up about herself to show she is human as well. She has an amazing energy and spirit about her and I truly felt wholeheartedly that she wants to help me, be the best me possible. So anyone who is skeptical or afraid dont be, she is amazing and you can tell she loves what she does. I would recommend Dr. Baker to anyone who needs that support, honesty and guidance and the tools needed to change your life for the better you. One thing I appreciate most about Dr. Baker is she isnt pushy or makes you feel forced or uncomfortable in anyways. She allows you to take the steps needed at your own pace.
Dr. Baker was great. She is very experienced and is extremely blunt! Highly recommend her. She was very helpful in finding a solution to an ongoing problem I had with my girlfriend.
She gave me a free phone consultation and it helped out tremendously! She was direct with me in a way that was beneficial. Obviously having more time would be more beneficial, but she truely helped me out. I will be going back for a second session soon.
I had a 1hour session with her about a few items that was affecting my relationship. She was rather blunt in her approach and said it as she saw it. Gave me good insight into what i am facing and how i could go about taking the first steps to betterment. I would recommend.
I want to take a moment to say that I have found Lornas services to be most helpful in navigating through the difficulties of my relationship with my significant other. I commend her unique approach to therapy but more importantly I love that she truly cares about her patients and their well-being. What makes her a rare exception to the field is that she is not in this profession for the money but for the person. She uses her gift and talent to truly help others and puts 100 percent of her time and effort into her sessions. There have been times where Ive called her and she spent a significant amount of time on the phone with me and I wasnt even charged. I dont know any other therapist that would do such thing. Even if my relationship doesnt work out in the long run, I feel like I have some good methods and strategies for myself to be the best individual I can be. Thank you Lorna for giving me perspective and direction. More importantly thank you for caring. Youre truly one of kind. I look forward to our next session:)
Amazing therapist very knowledgeable and understanding
Today I received my first session with Lorna, I was a little skeptical due to the fear of what might be stated within the session. First let me say how nurturing, but honest Lorna is. She was transparent and allow me to see things from a positive perspective. Lorna took her time with my husband and I, my husband is a private and proud man and he shared things with her that I never knew. What I took from the session is to enjoy every and any moment with my husband. I look at my marriage as a description of a certain position, Lorna allowed me to see no marriage is scripted and you have to compromise with each other, even if that moment you feel that your partner should be provided more. The goal is to focus on what your partner brings to the marriage. Today I end the session feeling at peace.
PLEASE NOTE : I AM GRATEFUL FOR ZOOM, MY HUSBAND AND I WERE STILL ABLE TO FEEL CONNECTED WITH LORNA.
she is the best ,she was there when i need it ,
she knows how to help you and understand you
God bless her.
Lorna has been such an important person throughout my journey. I began talking to her as a young girl at the age of eighteen. For the first time, I found someone that I could talk to who listened. I grew up in a loving but dysfunctional family. Lorna helped me to work through all of the strong emotions and experiences that had left an imprint on my life. She always asked questions to help her to better understand my story. I went to two therapists before Lorna who I did not connect with. You know when you are a good fit with a therapist. You can feel it. Lorna deeply cared about helping me to heal and to work through the muck and muddiness of my life. From her own life experiences and educational background, she is skilled in helping people. It is clear that one of her lifes purposes is to serve and help people. Through the many conversations that we have had over the years, I found that Lornas heart is at the core of her work as a therapist. She is truly passionate about her clients which has always inspired me. She will always be an influential person in my life and someone who I will continue to turn to. Sometimes we find ourselves within a narrow vision. Life is hard and it can be painful. Sometimes we need an outsider to help us to see more clearly. Lorna helped me to understand that talk therapy is is necessary for healing and growth. She is a gem and an exceptional therapist.
Lorna was extremely caring and offered excellent insight and advice during a stressful time. Will certainly call on her again in the future!
Lorna is so far the best , she maid me feel super comfortable from the moment i got on the phone with her , she was so up forward , patient and understanding ... she also provided me with a free consultation for the first time and with in a matter of not even 30 minutes she got me to see and understand certain things going on in my life from a different perspective, she did it in such a way where i did not feel judged at all ...i thought to myself what took me so long , but im most certainly glad i reached out ....thankyou lorna!!!!
I called and spoke with Lorna Baker. She was so understanding and helpful. She offers virtual sessions where couples can meet her on Zoom. She listened to me, she heard and understood my concerns and was able to offer possible explanations for what was happening in my situation. I would recommend her to everybody that needs help. She is here for you
This was a great session! Session was conducted through ZOOM. I would highly recommend Lorna Hayim-Baker to anybody. I am beyond grateful for my session. I learned so much about myself, and i am now able to see clearly.
Had an over the phone call. She is brutally honest and makes you think about things. Makes you realize things you havent thought about or wish not to think about. Very helpful and made me rethink a lot of stuff. I would recommend!
The free hour counseling session to make sure she was a good fit for me and my wife was great. I think I learned more about myself and the problems I needed to face during that time then in any point in my life. I am very appreciative and thankful for it.
I am glad I called, she is very clear and blunt. She tells you your problems and how to face them. I am so happy I called
This is extremely effective. The therapist deals directly with the root of the problem and has plenty of professional experience. Invest your time and your energy into these services.
Lorna was very helpful and understanding during our call. She provided me with some deep rooted things that might be going on in my relationship. Truly appreciate her dedication and passion as a therapist.
I would just like to say I had a great experience speaking to loaner for my consultation they were things that I was aware of but with the help of Lorna I was able to actually understand my issues a bit more and the root of where these issues are or were coming from she was very patient and very knowledgeable she even gave me information on things that I didn’t expect she encouraged me to pick up a trade that’s a better myself as an individual I would recommend her to anybody and anyone she’s very patient and great at what she does for a living
We had a wonderful session. A lot of issues were resolved and we cane to an understanding of what each other needed to make things work out between the both of us and the children. Communication is very important and she makes sure we get a full understanding of each other’s needs.
I only had a free consultation with Lorna and it was amazing. I learned more from her in just our consult then any other therapist I’ve seen.
I am looking for the words to truly express how appreciative I am for Lorna's guidance and support and I am at a loss. Following our consultation, I knew this woman would make the world of difference in my life and all that I am facing. True empathy, compassion and incredible intelligence - Lorna was there for me in a way that many have failed to be. She says it as is and truly makes me feel as though she cares about my well being. Thank you for the work you do Lorna - you make a difference.
Lorna is a cut above the rest. She's an excellent therapist with many years of experience helping people navigate their issues. She and I began working together several years ago and she helped alleviate the ongoing stress I was experience with a work relationship. She's been a beacon of good advice and true empowerment in my life. I think anyone who she chooses to work with is most fortunate and will soon see progress in whatever issues are troubling them.
I found an angel on Lorna Baker, she always welcomed me with open arms and had my best interest at heart. She might tell you things you do not want to hear but is the truth nevertheless. The truth that i needed to break out of my shell and find my true self. I can say with confidence that my life as an individual has changed significantly.
After going through about 12 sessions with a therapist that took our insurance and seeing zero results I decided to research other options. I came across Lorna and decided to give her a call. She was patient and knowledgeable right away during our free phone consultation. We then decided to meet with her. The results after just a few sessions were AMAZING!!!! She spent so much time with us and never charged us a penny more where the other therapist would end the session the second 55 minutes hit. Lorna is made a world of difference in our family. She even called multiple times afterwards to follow up and genuinely cared. I feel like I can tell her anything. All the reviews about her are true... she's that good. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Lorna. You have changed our lives.
I had a great experience with Lorna at Riverdale Therapy & Counseling Services. She was very educated and dedicated to her work. I would recommend her to anyone.
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