Bambi Rattner, Psy.D.
So much has changed in my life! I feel free from so much trauma. I have more time In the day as I’m not bogged down with negative, self destructive thoughts. I am so grateful!
I went to Bambi to work on my issue with rage. Five days later I had a solid handle on how and why my rage existed and coping methods to use if it pops up again. And I was able to unload a great deal of trauma memories that needed to be cleaned up. I feel much lighter having resolved many of these memories. It amazes me that I now have extra time in my day as I’m not protecting myself from those hurtful memories.
The best part of Bambi was how patiently she kept redirecting my thoughts and reactions back to the subject at hand. Bambi allowed my imagination to create alternative endings to such sad experiences in my life. Bambi has changed my life in such a positive way. I am forever grateful.
It could not have been another way. It was total purification. I was reborn.
Thank You Bambi for your love, kindness and knowledge with all my heart to help me in one of the most challenging times in my life.
After the first session I experienced a strange tingling sensation running from my brain all the way down through my legs to my feet. It felt as if my brain was reconnecting to parts of my body that had been disconnected all my life. I then had a series of quite severe Lyme die-offs and I lost a great deal of my anxiety and depression and I thought this is what she meant by “opening up my life”. It was wonderful but the best was yet to come. Just after the beginning of Covid and before our last retreat I received a phone call from the sister of a woman that I had worked for over twenty years ago which resulted in me acquiring my absolute dream job, the one I had abandoned in childhood.
I believe that the therapy removed the trauma-induced blockages in my brain so that its immune system could deal with the Lyme and I now have more energy than I have ever had in my life. I am not as anxious as I was and the depression has gone completely. My ADD is very much better and I regained my ability to count! Changes are still occurring as I deal with life’s usual challenges in different and more productive ways. Most importantly I am present in my own body, in my life and in my son’s life. Bambi is a highly skilled therapist and a warm, caring, sensitive and empathic person who has brought such incredible joy into my life. I highly recommend this process to anyone who has experienced trauma and especially to people who are struggling with chronic Lyme disease.
She is a very bright gifted practitioner and I highly recommend her for EMDR therapy.
Along the way, Bambi has taught me so much about who I am and how my self – and selves in general – work, how they suffer and how and they heal. Her teaching has given me skills and understanding that help me every day, and have enabled me to be there for others. If you are looking for a therapist who can guide you on the journey from brokenness to wholeness, I hope you will reach out to Bambi.
I was impressed with Bambi’s abilities. She was always very calming and engaging. She was able to guide him through past traumatic memories in a way that allowed him to tolerate the pain and work through it.
After working with Bambi my son’s intense nightmares all but disappeared. After 2 years of not seeing her my son asked if he could work with her again. It was clear that he, as a 7 year old, could see the value in her work.
Bambi is a truly kind hearted person that I could not recommend enough!
But what stands out the most in having worked with Ross is you really know who he is. There is no pretense or posturing, just a really good guy who really likes what he’s doing and is really good at it.
With other therapists, I’ve often felt as if I was running in place. Ross gets things moving. He’s extremely intuitive and has introduced me to EMDR, which is one of the most successful tools I’ve ever used in therapy. Ross’s work has helped me resolve issues that have been with me for years.
I have worked with Ross for many years. He is a genuine, compassionate therapist – someone who makes you feel valued and heard. He has incredible positive energy which he directs to both the advancement of his own learning and supporting his clients. Down to earth, grounded, warm and intelligent – highly recommended!
The best thing about working with Ross is his way of setting people at ease so that even the most challenging topics seem approachable. It really helped me stay optimistic when he made it sound so easy. It’s also nice knowing that him and his wife have been married for longer than I’ve been alive! That definitely makes me believe that what he teaches really works.
Brian Powell, MSW
I just wanted to express how grateful I am for the clarity you’ve brought to my life. Feels like I’ve truly woken up from being brainwashed. I can start to live MY life now.
I really felt cared for and appreciated your ability to connect and also share insights, humor, and to think outside the box.
I don’t know that I’ve ever felt more seen by anyone than I did with Brian. Through working with him I felt truly strong and able to live my life fully for possibly the first time. I feel like all my pieces have been put back together into a shape that feels good to inhabit.
Brian was fantastic! I had strong hesitations about working with a male therapist, but he far exceeded my expectations. Although the treatment itself was quite intense and emotional, it was a pleasure to work with someone as patient, gentle, compassionate, intuitive, and non-judgmental.
Brian helped me immensely. He was patient, knowledgeable and kind. Brian gave me many useful tips that I still use today. The EMDR seemed to help immediately for me. It felt like real closure once the session was done.
I am filled with gratitude for the experience because it helped jumpstart my healing process and connect me to pieces of myself I had completely lost. I was only able to have this transformative experience because of the work of Brian.
As someone who has suffered from debilitating trauma, traditional forms of behavioral therapy were a frustratingly ill fit. The practice of EMDR as administered by Brian, a thoughtful and holistic practitioner, feels comparatively like a miracle.
By taking the teeth from my most traumatic experiences I have made room to usher in a clarity I never thought could be available to me.
Amy Shuman, MSW, LICSW, DCSW
Doing ART was something I had never experienced before and it was something that helped me re-visit old trauma. Amy is the expert in it and even though there were times where I felt uncertain if I was doing it “right”, she always assured me I was doing exactly what the way it was supposed to be done.
Amy helped me with finding resources for when I came home and I am now seeing a therapist that also does ART so that I can continue my journey of putting the past in the past. She also gave me the skills needed to handle different situations.
I am extremely grateful for my time with Amy. While I’m not fully where I would like to be due to my stressful living situation that will never go away, I am a lot further than I have been in the last 20 years. Especially in the last 10 years or so. Where once there was nothing but despair, I now see hope.
Thank you Amy for all you have done for me! Thank you for listening to me without judgment or condemnation. Thank you for assuring me that everything that I have felt during my experiences were normal feelings and that they didn’t make me the horrible person I thought I was. Thank you for all you do. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to lead someone out of the darkest pit and into the light.
When I met Amy we connected right from the start. She introduced me to ART Therapy and my life changed dramatically. I was finally able to control my trauma and not have it control me anymore. Her healing hands are a true gift.
Jordan Hamilton, Ph.D.
I thought I’d arrived!
Then I retired, moved a thousand miles from where I’d lived my whole life, and the pandemic hit with its inherent isolation and messages of an unsafe world. Slowly at first, then like a high speed train, fear and hopelessness, and anger became a regular part of my life. I was devastated and sometimes on the farthest edges of safety. How could I’ve worked so hard, for so long, be so dedicated to healthy thinking and behavior, and now be falling apart?
My therapist and I worked hard, increased sessions, and did all each of us could conceive of to help me return to peace. Something had the work stymied. One day my therapist said, “I think you need more than we have been able to do; a different kind of intervention. I’m picturing something like a retreat or an intensive.” Solid in my intent to feel better and using the magic of the Internet, I found Jordan.
Right off the bat, Jordan understood my crippling psychical pain and assured me we could relieve it. I grilled him before committing and so did my therapist. We wanted to know if Jordan was safe and if he was “the real deal.” He was both and so much more.
Jordan’s prep work helped me look at the whole of what was challenging me and set priorities for the work. I identified two big trouble areas with several lesser issues. Jordan led me through trauma work with my past and my internal parts in an intensive setting of 6 hours a day for 5 days. The work was hard but not intolerable; parts of the work were actually gentle. My therapist bolstered my bravery for the work when she said, “There isn’t anything that you’ll remember/experience that you haven’t already survived.”
I’m still perplexed as to how IMTT and EMDR work … but they worked very well for me. My main goals for the week were met (and they were big!) and a few other issues got resolved too. Enough pressure released that I could return effectively to the work with my regular therapist and peace has a place in my life again. Jordan is a master guide to the work. I’d recommend him to family, friends … and you.
I have closed my eyes and seen back in time: weeks, months, years, decades; back to when I was very young, at my conception and then before I even existed in this world. I was pure light and energy then and so my goodness springs from that spiritual purity. Internalizing my sense that I am clean and valuable without earning it frees me from relying on others to provide my sense of self and worth. There is a clear boundary between myself and others, creating safety and peace for me, empowering me the find highest and best for me.
I really believe in the laws of attraction and somehow at the depths of my descent into hell the universe provided me with people who were capable of helping me find my way. But only if I was willing to do the difficult and painful work.
The Meadows was my first awakening to light; the first genuine look at my life and my counselors there were adept at bringing it all to the surface while pointing me in the direction of long term recovery.
My psychologist, Dr. Jordan Hamilton, could not have been a better match. He gently, firmly and tenaciously led me to the roots of my self and my pain and back through to a goal that most therapists do not do: healing and beyond. His agenda was not perpetual 50 minute rap sessions that ended with more questions and a vague flicker of hope, but rather repairing the damage to the fabric of my life, one mosaic patch after the other. Each time we met was action and tangible progress.
Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy is just that: meeting my needs which were not met before, allowing me to develop into wholeness and move beyond the roadblocks of trauma and resulting dysfunction. He is an expert in DNMS and EMDR protocol and I am eternally grateful for his intuition, keen insight, sensitivity and sheer brilliance.
I can’t begin to thank you enough for all the help you have given to me. I feel so much better and lighter. You are very good at what you do! Thanks tons.
I recommend Dr. Hamilton. He’s highly knowledgeable, compassionate and has a wonderfully gentle sense of humor. I’ve heard nothing but good things about him from others as well.
Moreover, there are too many to count instances where Dr. Hamilton’s insight has been pivotal in helping me to establish a more accurate diagnosis in complicated mood disorder patients. Likewise, I’ve been honored to consult with him on many of his patients who he accurately and quickly recognized as having a mood disorder for which psychotherapy plus medications would be the most effective treatment strategy to achieve full recovery.
It is an invaluable quality in a psychotherapist to recognize psychiatric disorders that require medical treatment as well as psychotherapy to achieve stabilization and resolution. You can be assured that Dr. Hamilton will treat you with the utmost care, compassion and competence. Without reservation he receives my highest recommendations!
Dr. Hamilton is a gifted psychologist who has tremendous compassion and expertise when working with individuals, couples and families. I highly recommend his center for anyone needing help with individual, family, child or couples issues.
Nikki Gamache, M.A., LMHC
I am so thankful for Nikki and her ability to bear witness to struggles without judgement.