Valery Fradkov, Review

Valery Fradkov, Review

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by SmartKitten, Aug. 02, 2015

I have been seeing Dr Fradkov for over 8 years now and he has become almost like family to me.  He is the person who I can openly share my concerns and struggles with and who has always supported me through various challenges I experienced over the years.

What I like the most about Dr Fradkov is that he has a very non-judgmental attitude, so I feel at ease with him and can really be myself.  After speaking to him, I always feel more calm, relieved and ready to face the world again.  He is my primary sounding board and I know that I can "vent" to him about anything and receive support that is much better than what I could get from family and friends.  What also helps is that he can relate to many of my work-related troubles, because he used to work in the same office environment in his prior career and knows exactly what I am struggling with.  He often provides practical help, be it critiquing my resume or reviewing my graduate school essay and suggesting edits.

Over the years, I referred multiple people to Dr Fradkov, including my sister and my husband, who have also found working with him very helpful.  My husband and I would at times see Dr Fradkov together and he helped us through marriage troubles and was able to guide us to resolve conflicts and misunderstanding multiple times, often after just one session.  

I feel like he is genuinely interested in my life and really cares about me.  If we haven't spoken for a while, he would often reach out just to check how I am doing to make sure everything is OK.  Whenever I would have an emergency situation and need help, he would always find time to talk to me on a very short notice, even if it is just 15 minutes over the phone.

I highly recommend Dr Fradkov to everyone.  He is the best therapist you could hope to find who will truly care about you and will do his best to help and support you.

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 3 - 10 years
* this reviewer had 3 - 5 therapists before.
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by phillyfootball, Sep. 08, 2010

I have been seeing Dr. Fradkov for about two years. He has been one of the most helpful and influential people in my life. I came to him as an angry, shy and lost sixteen year old. I didn't know what was up, down, or sideways. He has been there for me while my mother was sick and passed away, when I struggled in school and when I didn't know how to deal with my peers. Now, even 9 months after my mother has passed, I am going off to college with a great outlook on life and already am making friends, meeting girls and doing well in school. I do not think I would be in such a state of mind even after such a tragedy without his guidance.

His style in the office is one that I have never experienced before. He lets me talk about whatever comes to mind, and then restates what he thinks he "heard" me say in his own words. This practice allows for analyzing what may be at the root of the situation or the behavior that I dislike or am interested in finding out more about. He is not suggestive at all which really allows for a free exchange. He is highly intelligent and yet never preaches or talks down to me. He has given me his advice when I ask for it on a range of topics unrelated to matters of emotion or the mind. He also has unconditional positive regard for me, whether I tell him about a girl I was with, drugs that I used or about the Spanish gentleman I had a nice conversation with at the Eagles game, he will sit in the chair across from me, looking into my eyes and intently listening for hours.
I feel very comfortable with him and leave nothing out. This is not to say he just listens and doesn't respond. It's that he guides my own self exploration, and helps ME solve MY problems, which is the most effective way.

Despite his busy schedule, he always found time for me when I needed to talk.  Often I am out of town, we "meet" with a video session over Skype.

I have come in to the office with my father and my stepmother and he is able to facilitate talks that have uncorked many years of bottled emotions for all of us. Although none of us like it, we all walk out with hugs and handshakes feeling relieved.

After leaving his office, I always feel much more free and enlightened than when I stepped in. He really is a professional guy, knows his stuff through and through and really does make your hour valuable time.
I highly recommend him with any issue, because somebody that will ACTUALLY listen to you and care, with unconditional positive regard, is worth your time.

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 1 - 3 years
* this reviewer had 1 - 2 therapists before.
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