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My family started seeing Dr. Velkoff approximately 15 years ago. She was recommended by our pediatrician because of some school concerns for our oldest child. Both of our children have processing issues, and there are times when school is particularly challenging for them. Dr. Velkoff helped us throughout their school careers. Both are doing well. In addition, Dr. Velkoff has provide my family with grief and marital counseling when needed. To be clear, we have not seen Dr Velkoff every week or every month for 15 years. We see her when we need help and during those periods when help is needed we may see her weekly or monthly. Dr. Velkoff reminds me of the footprint's poem: "During times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." I don't mean to imply that she is God. She isn't. But I have no trouble believing she is God's helper. She'll do her best to be there for you when you need her. - MB
Dr. Velkoff has been a life saver for me. I've faced a number of very challenging situations in my family life that have been difficult to talk about and deal with constructively. Dr.V. combines a nonjudgmental, respectful approach with her ability to provide a different perspective on any given situation to help me develop ways to overcome difficulties. Dr. Velkoff has given me the courage to believe in myself. I highly recommend Dr. V. if you are looking for a trustworthy, honest, empathetic, realistic, attentive, perspective-providing, intelligent, and sincere therapist. - LST
Dr V has been an incredible resource to our family through many changes and challenges. She's smart, funny, and has so much perspective on things. My husband, kids, and I have been so lucky to have her in our lives. - RA
Dr. Velkoff has been our family therapist and my personal therapist for many years. She is warm, insightful and empathetic, but also funny and practical. She asks the right questions and somehow gets me headed in the right direction, so I can work through problems and come up with my own solutions. I started seeing her when I was struggling to parent my very articulate four-year-old son. Within minutes, Dr. V helped me identify the problem: I was discussing a parenting decision with a child who just wanted a "yes", or a "no". So simple, but it was a revelation to me. And she is as wonderful a therapist with teens and young adults as she is with four-year-olds and their parents. She has guided me and my family through many ups and downs, and we are so grateful. I cannot recommend her highly enough. - LD
Count yourself lucky if you have found Dr. Velkoff as your therapist and wing man for any of life's pesky or overwhelming struggles. She offers a blend of skill and empathy which creates enduring results. As a thoughtful and patient listener she trusts you as the expert on your own experience while bringing immense resources as an advisor in a non-judgmental and uplifting way. She is full of positive, practical, often amusing, advice and I recommend her to anyone, especially individuals and families looking for exceptional warmth and experience. - ER