Last year I took my 15 y/o son to Hopewell Springs Counseling Center for treatment of anxiety. My son began Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) with Dr. Mike Ferenschak. Prior to beginning CBT, anxiety consumed my
son with all activities in life. It reached a point where things such as going to the movies, church, or talking to peers at school became too much to handle. He began to turn inwards and away from everything in life. As I knew that he was in crisis and needed help, I went on the internet and Googled anxiety and psychologist in South Jersey. I am so thankful that Hopewell Springs appeared during my search. After reviewing the credentials I called to see if I could make an appointment. I received a response back within 2 hours. A few days later my son met Dr. Mike for an initial visit. During that visit it was apparent that Dr. Mike was not only very qualified but he was very caring and concerned for my son. After the visit my son agreed to meet with Dr. Mike on a weekly basis. CBT treatment for anxiety is a structured process that helps patients begin to learn about their anxiety and about how to begin to control their own anxiety. I soon began to see subtle changes in my son. While the changes
were minor, I could see that the treatment was helping. After several months it was evident that Dr. Mike had helped my son begin his path toward taking hold of the anxiety and not allowing the anxiety to control him. I am proud to say that my son can now go to movies, interact with his peers and enjoy life as an adolescent should. This is all because of two
people; Dr. Mike and my son. While Dr. Mike has the education and training to help those in need, the one in need also has to work hard to get better. If you or someone you know are in need of help, I cannot recommend enough that you contact Dr. Mike. Lastly, thank you Dr. Mike for helping us get our son back."