About a year ago, my life fell apart. I discovered my husband was having an affair and he left me and our three children because he decided he needed a different life. We were your average upper middle class family….we cherished holidays, spent weekends at our children’s sporting events, and regularly attended school functions. But over the years, we forgot to take care of our marriage. Initially I was angry, hurt and blamed him for all our problems. My anger consumed me and I began snapping at my kids. I felt so depressed and anxious all the time. My sister told me I needed to talk to someone and she was right (as usual). I began seeing Dana at ECS and it was the best decision I had made in a long time. She was empathetic and compassionate and an amazing listener. She helped me to understand how my own actions and behaviors contributed to the demise of my marriage. She taught me to not only identify my own destructive patterns, but to replace them with healthy positive ones. It’s taken the better part of a year, but today I feel like a better person and a better Mom. I regularly practice being the best version of myself and I’m at a point where I actually like myself again. I have confidence again. I have goals and I work towards them every day. I even recently started dating again! I completely attribute my personal growth and development to Dana and I will be forever grateful for her. It truly take a village and I’m so thankful Dana is a part of mine.  – T. S. Saratoga, NY