There is a Willow Tree figurine that makes me think of you as it seems to provide the perfect visual image of what you provided for me. The figurine is holding a lantern in her hand, seemingly anticipating her future path. When we first met, I was fully broken and blinded by darkness and deception. You helped to light my way to a brighter future by teaching me that I am fully acceptable as the person that God has created me to be. It is true that I had a rough past, but that is not what defines me today. You were one of the first people to demonstrate and help me to understand the depth of God’s love for me, and for that I will be eternally grateful. I am still a “work in progress”. However, I now have access to accurate truths that help to define the beautiful, smart, and loving woman that God has created me to be.
I’m not sure that you will remember me, but you were my counselor throughout the most tumultuous years of my life. It’s been about six years now since I last spoke with you, but for quite a while now I’ve hoped I would run into you so I could sincerely thank you. Thank you for saving my life. I was stuck on what you described to me as a “slippery slope,” which was so incredibly accurate. To this day, I still carry with me many of the lessons you intentionally and inadvertently taught me. There is no way that I could possibly repay you for this young life that you saved, but I surely hope you know what a blessing you are on this Earth. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.
I had gone to many therapists in my life, one had helped me a little, the rest, not so much—until David Silvers. His honest curiosity and expert insight—often perfectly timed and succinctly worded—exploded my world on numerous occasions. He is the reason I finally gave into my calling and became a therapist myself!
My journey with Mr. Silvers started over eight years ago. I reluctantly sought out yet another therapist who would possibly understand some of the challenges that I had been experiencing for over 40 years. I had been thru several therapists who did not quite understand the exact nature of the obstacles that I faced until I met David. I knew after the first session that I was in the right place, and I looked forward to the journey that I was about to experience. Finally, someone understood and could help me, what a blessing! It was not easy, but I trusted David and was willing to do whatever he requested of me. He challenged me, and he encouraged me at the same time. I could be vulnerable for the first time in many years, and I shed many tears, but I felt healing in the process. Unlike previous therapists I had, David added a spiritual component that I could relate to and understand. I am a different man today because of David. I can face the challenges that I have had most of my life and accept new ones. My past does not paralyze me as it once did. I am the man that God intended me to be. I could not have done it without the caring and compassion of Mr. David Silvers.
As has happened to others, I’ve experienced consistent trauma over the course of my life. As a result, I’ve spent many years in counseling with a serious intent to improve my life. I had no idea how much I was NOT learning in these past sessions – until I met David Silvers. Through my sessions with Mr. Silvers, over the last year, I’ve learned more about myself than I ever did in all past sessions combined! I had no idea how good it could be. Mr. Silvers has taught me so much that it literally has changed my life. I’m so very thankful for every session I have with Mr. Silvers and look forward to learning much more!
Seven years ago, my marriage of 25 years at the time was unravelling right in front of my eyes. I was afraid, very angry and lost… feeling unworthy of anything good life could offer. I decided to seek professional counseling. That is when I met David Silvers. From the very first session with Dave I knew I was at the right place. He is honest, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable in his field. His passion for helping others is obvious. The lessons I’ve learned during my sessions with Dave will forever carry me through my life journey. It is because of him that I can honestly say today that I am truly happy, and love myself enough to be the person God intended me to be…. I’ve said this to him before – “Dave, you saved my marriage”. He smiles gently and I can see he is happy for me. I will forever be in his debt. Thank you Dave!
Dave, I can't thank you enough for your guidance. It was such a big deal to discover my struggle was impart due to my never feeling things as me before. To realize the value of taking time to process, gives me permission to allow myself to respond in timely manner. I'm better able to understand how all of my emotions can become real assets, as I am better able to translate into making healthier decisions. It seems like every feeling is new or newfound. In some respects, it's like starting all over getting to know myself, and perhaps more fully than ever before. I'm learning how to value one moment at a time in different ways without allowing my emotions to sabotage me. It is such validation not only knowing that a change has taken place, but more importantly, I'm actually experiencing it. I am over joyed and not so confused these days. I am relieved!
Just when we we thought things were the darkest and that our child was gone forever, there you Joe. You offered her a chance for the recovery necessary for her to have the life she deserved. You kept in very close contact through the entire process. Without you she would still be living in the street, doing lord only knows what. Instead, she is where she needs to be, getting the help she needs. We owe you the world. You have gone above and beyond and blessed us!
Racheal Christiansen Hopkins
I highly recommend New Life Recovery Services. Their services gave me hope, strength, support and guidance on living with a daughter who is struggling with addiction. New Life Recovery Services are knowledgeable, caring and compassionate.
I’ve known Joseph Novak with New Life Recovery Services for over a year and have worked with him on many occasions. What I appreciate most about Joseph is his willingness to help clients get the exact care they need. Whether or not his services are needed, he goes above and beyond to get the client help. That in and of itself speaks volumes about his character and compassion for those suffering with the disease of addiction. Joseph is humble and loyal and it\’s a pleasure working with him every time a client needs help.
Mandala Healing Center
I am so grateful for New Life Recovery Services for the intervention they performed on my son. I was 100% certain that he would not agree to go to treatment, he has been to 7 treatment centers in the past. Mr. Novak assured me that the intervention was going to be a respectful opportunity for my son to receive the gift being offered to him, and it was. We followed the script that we planned the night before, and it went flawlessly. My son tried to use excuses for not going to treatment but we were prepared with solutions, that was also discussed at the pre-intervention. I highly recommend hiring Mr. Novak to facilitate an intervention. He took time to educate my entire family on the disease of addiction and made recommendations for our family to get healthy. My son has been clean and sober for 14 months and we feel like we are getting our son back. Thanks again New Life Recovery!
It had been a long struggle and we exhausted all options to help our loved one that suffers from drug addiction. We decided an intervention was all that was left. We contacted Joe, he spoke to each of us and explained the process and the possible outcomes. He guided us through the letter writing and our bottom lines. None of us had much hope left but the intervention happened and our addict agreed to go to treatment. The facility Joe selected seemed like a perfect fit, our addict had been through numerous in and out patient facilities already. Unfortunately our addict only stayed a few days and returned to his using lifestyle despite Joe and the facility staff’s attempts to encourage him to stay. Joe has been right there for us since our addict left treatment. Helping us stick with our bottom lines, lending an ear and advice when we are weak and even speaking with our addict when there is talk of treatment again. With Joe\’s guidance we have maintained our bottom lines and begun to move on with our lives. We still hope for our addicts recovery but without Joe we would have never come this far. It may not seem like we have come that far, but we have! Joe has played a huge part in that and continues to be there for us whenever we need him. Although our intervention didn’t work (yet) for our addict, it was SO important for us as a family and Joe was the right choice to help and guide us through it. Thank you Joe.
It was an ordinary holiday weekend when out of the blue we were blindsided with having to deal with he realization our daughter was an addict. We were devastated. We didn’t know what to do or which way to turn when a friend at church gave us Joe Novaks number. From the moment Joe answered the phone to even this day he was & still is a blessing to our family. His knowledge & resources of places that were available such as rehab, the costs, the different facilities & timelines of stay to even after care & being able to return to the work place are truly amazing. He gave us a peace that someone knew exactly what we needed to do & lead us every step of the way. His knowledge & his heart for what he does literally gives hope to the scared, overwhelmed & hopeless . He went as far as giving us, as the family of the addict, resources to help us understand addiction & become healthy as a family for our addict. We have since had the pleasure & opportunity to share his name to others who were blindsided as we were. As of today he is still connected with our family in that he checks to see how our daughter is doing as well as us. He truly is a blessing sent straight from God. Thank you Joe for all you do & continue to do Much love & appreciation The Hayes Family