I had been encouraging a colleague as he struggled with what seemed to be severe depression and anxiety - medication didn't seem to help, I began to fear that he would commit suicide because nothing seemed to help and he was physically exhausted with darkening circles under his eyes. I kept saying he had to try another therapist - SOMEONE must be able to help him. He called our company insurance plan and 'made' them tell him who was 'best' in their service. At first they said they didn't know what he meant, didn't have that info, etc. He growled into the phone &quot;You DO know...&quot; He persisted and they gave him a name. Dr. Forrest. In about 3 weeks - he was stable and improving. He said &quot;I still have my problems but now I also have my life.&quot; I thought this was so miraculous that I made an appt. I had been helped by a nice therapist before and stopped going when I felt all that therapy could do for me had been done but I hoped perhaps I could get a little more improvement. Wow! Is she ever great. I had hoped for 'a little improvement' but my quality of life has been transformed. She managed to help me learn so much that was there all along but my other counselor was not able to perceive. ( he was great but they all have their own specialties etc.) She is capable of greater depth and perception. She focuses on positive living for today while you work on your issues - not waiting for some future date before you see any improvement. She teaches you to focus on quality of life in all that you do, the people you interact with, your own little corner of the world etc. She practices what she teaches - you can see signs of the proactive effort she expends in creating a positive life for herself and that is very motivating. She also has patients whom she treats for chronic pain - something else she applies to her own life as she has and continues to dealt with chronic pain herself. I had been seeing her a year before I realized that she had chronic pain - she seems to sparkle with happiness - so I never guessed that her quality of life is something she has crafted for herself; she is so encouraging.
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From Business: Lisa D Irish Mental Health RN | Counseling | Pacific Grove, CA, Counseling-Education-Prevention services, All ages, Expert skill building help for anxiety, depres…
I see that there aren't many reviews for this clinic and I wanted to make one because it's the best! Dr. Ramirez and his staff have been unbelievable! We had to try four times (two of those times were with another clinic and wasted!!!) until we had success with In Vitro fertilization. With Dr. Ramirez, we tried two times and we never gave up because he urged us on! He never suggested doing donor eggs because of my age (41) but I know that I probably would have gone that way if we had not finally succeeded. We are so grateful to the doctor for helping us become parents. I am going to deliver in September and with God's help, I know that we will have a healthy baby girl! The amnio came back normal and I am so excited now!!! Karen Warfield the IVF coordinator was an angel and really helped us through this emotional ordeal. We were given a meditation cd and she helped me find a massage therapist who helped me relax. Best of all, though is the doctor and the embryologist who are the top of their field and never let us feel that we couldn't have a baby somehow. The tests were all done in the office, which we like so much because it is in a nice peaceful place in Monterey. Even the financial part wasn't too bad because we are doing the financing through their office and we will pay a little every month. I highly recommend coming here!
I agree with all the reviewers, Dr. Ramirez and his team work wonders! We came down from San Jose to see him after hearing from a friend who lives in Salinas who went to him for infertility and was helped. We went to NOVA in Palo Alto but we felt rushed by them and not listened to very well. We've been TTC for over 1 year and I wanted to try IUI's before going to IVF right off like NOVa wanted us to. Dr. Ramirez took his time, did two IUI cycles with us and after we failed he convinced us that IVF might be the only way to go. So we did it, but by then we felt ready for it and we were happy with his service too. You can call him or anyone on the staff at any time for advice. Karen Warfield is the best counselor I've ever been to. We were given a meditation cd that was made specifically for infertility patients that I used as I was going through by procedure! I went to acupunture too, with their referral. All that and the doctor's expert ability was what made our little miracle happen. We are now waiting for the big day six months from now! He is really worth making the trip down to see. Thank you!