Testimonials—Successful sessions from the
comfort of your own home!


My husband and I have been working with Norene via Skype sessions for over a year since
the birth of our baby. As one could imagine, a new baby in the house can provide lots of stressful situations to work through, but the thought of getting a sitter or bringing him with us to
sessions was even more daunting. Norene suggested we work with her via Skype if that would be more convenient for us. We were skeptical at first knowing how easily it is to get distracted
at home by one thing or another, but after the very first session, we were believers!
It feels just like Norene is in the room with us coaching us through a dialogue.
It is easy to schedule a good time for us, like when the baby is napping or after getting the other kids settled into an activity or off to school. The best part is that we can sit on our own couch together
wearing pj’s or work out clothes and that we did not have to rush out of the house
to get to the office on time or sit in traffic to be late! Norene can work with any schedule
and is incredibly flexible when an issue arises. Norene’s skill set and personality
come through whether in her office with her or in the comfort of your own home.
We highly recommend it. Please, do yourself a favor and give  it a try. You won’t be disappointed!
—MW Vancouver, WA

“Tim is a skilled and wonderful counselor. Our online marriage counseling with him
has been more beneficial than any other type of therapy we’ve tried. We were happy to find out
we could have counseling even though we were hundreds of miles apart. We weren’t quite sure what counseling online would be like or if it would be as effective. It was great to find out that it was as effective, if not more so. 
If you’re looking for a couples counselor and want to
improve or strengthen your relationship we highly recommend Tim.”
—MS Longview, WA

My husband and I have been seeing Norene via face time for about 8 months. I find it very convenient and relaxed to go through a working session from the comfort of my home. Often times the skills or techniques that we have learned during the session can be put to use immediately after the session since we are at our home rather than leaving an office and commuting home. There have been many occasions where our sessions have gotten “edgy and uncomfortable” and Norene has been able to guide us through it and back to a place of compassion and understanding. We have developed an open, engaging and brutally honest relationship with her. Although she may be many miles away, she still has the ability to observe habits, tones, facial expressions and nuances via face time. We have spent time with her in person and via face time and she is as effective via face time as she is in person. Don’t think for a minute that you can’t get what you need from a Skype session. It works!”
—AM and MM, Portland, OR

“When Tim suggested counseling me by face-time, I was reluctant because we didn’t yet have an established relationship and I’m not super comfortable with technology. Now, I can’t imagine doing it any other way. Even if meeting in-person were an option, I’d still choose to work on-line because of the convenience and time savings of it. I don’t feel that anything is lost or that our sessions are less effective because we aren’t meeting in-person. In fact, I can be more relaxed and comfortable in my own home or office and not stressed about getting to and from the appointment. Tim’s great listening skills and awesome insights shine through the “screen” making it feel like we’re in the same room.”
—BR, Gresham, OR

“We were lucky enough to find Norene Gonsiewski, MSW, LCSW, when our marriage was in crisis. She is a superb counselor/coach who has guided and supported us through a challenging healing process. It has been a wonderful advantage to be able to meet with her online. We were pleased to feel such a personal connection in our screen sessions, experiencing her helpfulness, warmth, and caring as if we were all in the same room.Our Internet counseling with Norene has been a very positive experience!”
—SS, Arizona