TESTIMONIALS

An ongoing series of informational entries

Thank You!

August 16, 2016

Rivkah has been an amazing support from the get go. She dives right in and makes you feel validated and restores your sense of worth with her dedication, concern and ability to convey empathy. She displays an almost instant insight to some of the core issues that drive the problem along with practical very helpful direction and exercises which makes you feel immediately comfortable with her.Thank you for all your support and help in teaching us new communication skills and and giving us hope when we had none!!!

C. Mandell

Brooklyn, NY

Coping

August 25 2016

Rivkah has helped me through such a difficult time in my life. Her insights with my problems has helped me to realize the changes I have to make in order to get better. My depression and severe anxiety take over and Rivkah has helped me to develop coping skills in order to deal with it. She's helped me to get over huge obstacles in my life, things I never thought I would be able to overcome. I've had her as a therapist for over a year now and I have made a tremendous improvement from where I once was. She is very patient and validates my feelings. She truly empathizes and cares for each and every person she interacts with. I'm extremely fortunate to have Rivkah as my therapist.

Gianna V

Brooklyn, New York

Caring

Sept 14 2016

Ms.Kaufman has been amazing. She is very caring and makes you feel very comortable. She will go through great lengths in helping you deal with your problems. I was at a very low point in my life and she made me realize the changes I must go through help me feel better. She helped me develop coping skills with my anxiety. Every time I walk out of her office, I feel like a new person. I have been seeing her for almost three months and will continure to do so in the future. Virtually every problem that I have told her, she has an answer for one of them.

TG

Brooklyn, NY

A New Perspective

Sept 18 2016

Being the primary caretaker for a terminally ill family member, which coincided with my failed marriage and my prolonged unemployment reduced me to feeling unappreciated, humiliated, embarrassed. My professional life and my private life were in shambles. I knew I needed help, and as fate would have it, I began therapy with Rivkah Kaufman. Having a viewpoint that was so different from my own eased my despair. I almost immediately sensed that Rivkah was allowing me to dictate the pace of our sessions. I appreciated this greatly, because the truth concerning any situation takes time to become apparent. Therapy generally improves thinking skills, both immediately and in the long term. Therapy can significantly improve creativity as well. Rivkah has helped me push through the dark times by emphasizing that the past does not dictate the future. She has also stressed learning to live in the immediate present, instead of postponing life for some future moment. I've learned to trivialize the trivialities, but more importantly, to devote myself to the aspects of life that provide meaning (love, work, respect, passion, etc). Rivkah Kaufman is in the business of helping people, and I suspect if she didn't need the money, she'd be helping people anyway.

Kevin F

Brooklyn, NY

Practical Tools for Every Day Relationship Struggles

June 12 2017

I really appreciated Rivkah's style of couple's therapy. She gave us useful insight, strategies and "homework" to apply to our everyday life situations. I liked how practical and down to earth she was during our sessions. I also felt she was fair and neutral which I'm sure could be hard while watching me and my husband fight or complain about things. On the rare occasion where we needed to have an "emergency session", Rivkah was always compassionate and made time to squeeze us into her schedule last minute. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for this style of therapy.

Marci

Brooklyn, NY

The Absolute Best!

Sept 8 2017

Since our first session, Rivkah has helped me in a way no friend or family member could. Both the office and Rivkah create a safe, warm, and inviting atmosphere. By listening to my issues and providing me with the tools necessary to work through them, Rivkah has enabled me to become a better version of myself. She is constantly helping me grow in all aspects of my life - from school to family and friends and beyond. My sessions with her are the highlight of my week, and I always end up leaving her office feeling better than I did walking in.

Rebecca S.

New York, NY


Foundation of Growth

April 22 2018

Rivkah, I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for all of your help a couple years ago. I have recently been admitted to Graduate School at Brooklyn College. It was absolutely with your assistance it was possible. I have continued with the therapy foundation you set and continue to attend (with the VA). Thank you again! -Troy

Troy Funderburk

Montclair, NJ

Validation and Warmth

July 4, 2018

Rivkah has changed my life! I came to Rivkah with my life in a turmoil. My past and present overwhelming me to the point where I could not function. She made a plan to help me become more stable in my present life so that I could then deal with my past that was still affecting me. Rivkah’s validation and warmth made her easy to trust. Although I still have a long way to go I know that with her continued support I can achieve so much more than I ever thought possible. She uses every resource possible to find ways to best help each of her clients I see this time and time again when she comes to me with new innovative ways of dealing with problems that I nor any past therapist has ever thought of. She continues to shock me with her endless devotion and tireless efforts on behalf of myself and all of her clients. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Rivkah is lucky and will know that from the very start! She is truly a precious gem, hard to find and one of a kind. She is someone I will treasure forever even after my therapy is complete. Rivkah, Thank you for everything you have done for me I can never express to you enough how truly grateful I am!! 

TF

Brooklyn, NY

Solace Without Judgement

August 7, 2018

Therapy was a scary thing for me before I met Rivkah. I was always worried that I would be judged for what I’ve ​been through and how it’s affected me - its always been difficult for me to open up to someone. In Rivkah I found someone who not only listened to me without judgement, but someone who’s words have given me solace and have alleviated so much anxiety. Thanks to Rivkah, I’m learning to accept myself and finally deal with my issues - and I am so grateful.
Jenny Sauceda 
Brooklyn , NY

Thoughtful and Eye-Opening Conversations

October 21, 2018

Before I visited Rivkah, I was at a low point in my life. Being an incoming high school freshmen, it was hard to find any sort of help from my school or any close friends to help. Within the first few sessions with her I knew she was the perfect therapist for me. She not only removed any stigma I once had with therapy–but also helped me throughout my entire high school career. I struggled with a difficult relationship, a difficult education, suffered from a heart condition (still do), and had many family problems. Through all that she was there for me. Not only did I grow to be a better person, but if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be here right now. I can honestly say that she has helped me understand myself, she has helped me solve my own issues, and she continues to help me pursue my vision of an ideal self. The thoughtful and eye-opening conversations I shared with Rivkah are invaluable as I continue on my journey through life. I am privileged to have someone like Rivkah as my therapist.

Thanks!


Dan T
Brooklyn , NY

TESTIMONIALS

An ongoing series of informational entries

Wonderful

August 15 2016

Rivkah is truly someone I can confide in and easy to talk to with much insight. After every appointment I walk out feeling like I've gained a new perspective and with tools to tackle whatever I walked into the session with.

Maria L

Brooklyn, New York

BEAUTIFUL!

August 15 2016

Mrs Rivkah Kaufman is simply "BEAUTIFUL"!And I am not referring just to her appearance, but mostly and most importantly I am talking about her abilities, knowledge and capacity as a professional psychologist and as a person!Not only she is incredible in her job, but she is a very caring, sensitive woman who truly cares about her patients. Her warm smile, her sweet voice and her gentle manners makes you feel "like home". She has the right questions and answers to make you see what is the best thing to do in your case, she helps you find solutions to your problems, through your own thoughts and emotions. She has the right way to show you the "light in your darkest night".She helped me through the most difficult time of my life, she stood by me, confort me, advised me, guide me through my problem, healed me and literally she reformed me into a new, stable and content-grateful person. Thanks to her, I have managed to take back my life and be happy again.I am so thankful I went to ask for her help in the first place... It was the best gift I could ever get to myself!So, as I said in the beginning of my text: Mrs Rivkah is simply "BEAUTIFUL" God bless you and thank you for evrything! :-)

Anastasia P

New York, NY

Fortunate

April 22 2016

I am fortunate to be under the care of Rivkah Kaufman. Between the mindfulness emphasis and extremely effective weekly sessions, I understand bi polar 2 and how to lead a happy life. When I am in the weekly sessions Rivkah makes me feel like I am the only patient she cares for.

Richard P

Glendale, NY

EXCELLENT SERVICE

Sept 28 2016

I began seeing Rivkah when I was experiencing some anxiety due to my demanding career compiled with a failing relationship. Her ability to get to the root cause of my stressors has helped me tremendously. I have found success in my career and I have learned what a healthy relationship is and how to avoid red flags. All and all she gives an honest perspective and is very forward thinking. I highly recommend her services.

Chrissy T

Staten Island, NY