“I am a 68 year old grandmother and guardian of a soon to be 13 year old granddaughter who has severe ADHD and Dyslexia. She is a child with major anger and attitude problems and knows exactly how to push my buttons and make be totally loose it quite often. I needed help but am not a person who does well in group settings so was fortunate enough to find C.O.P.E. and a fantastic person, Dr. Dorothy Powell, with whom I was able to take weekly one-on-one anger management training classes. I can’t say enough good things about both C.O.P.E and Dr. Powell but I feel people should know what a God Sent you were and are for me.
I have learned to keep my anger in check and found new ways to express what needs to be said more softly and effectively. Dr. Powell was able to pull out of me the things I kept closed up inside and helped me see my granddaughter as a “work-in-progress” rather than a trouble maker whom I wanted to mold into what I wanted her to be. Please tell whomever keeps track of status reports on how your services, staff and Dr. Dorothy Powell are doing that, in my opinion, all of you, from the receptionist all the way to management and, of course, Dr. Powell are top-notch, extremely professional yet friendly, courteous, helpful, knowledgeable and all around wonderful people. I truly believe that had it not been for all of you at C.O.P.E.
I might have given up guardianship of one of the most precious gifts I have in my life. Thank you for being there in my time of need and for your willingness to talk with me should I need help in the future. God Bless each and everyone of you and keep up the good work and fantastic job you do for all of us in need.”