November 23, 1999
I first learned of Eddie Reece through Reverend Ellie Harold at the Unity Church Midtown. I was looking for a professional therapist who took into consideration the spiritual aspects of therapy as well as the psychological. I have always felt these were connected, so this was very important to me.
At this time in my life, I was seriously considering ending my 12-year marriage, which had become too much for me to endure. I had finally become aware of how much pain I was in, but I did not possess the “coping tools” I needed to get through this ordeal on my own. I knew that the relationship with my wife seemed beyond repair, but I also had three young children that I loved dearly. It literally tore me apart to think of living apart from them. So there I was – I could not stay in the marriage with my wife, but I could not leave my children. I was stuck in the worst way.
With Eddie’s help I learned a great deal about myself and about those relationships. By beginning to get in touch with my long suppressed feelings about myself and others, I was able to get through that difficult time. I began to learn to make conscious decisions in my life.
That was more than two years ago. Today my life looks much different that it did back then. I have continued my relationship with Eddie even though there are currently no “life or death” situations that I am facing. My goal, as I explained to Eddie, was to find peace in myself, to stop worrying and stop hurrying so much. I wanted to stop living in fear, and begin to experience a more consistent sense of joy in my life. With Eddie’s help, I am now in the process of building a conscious and loving marriage. I have a wonderful relationship with my children, and I am experiencing financial freedom for the first time in my life.
All of this “success” also carries with it a great deal of effort. I am sure that there are still many more difficult lessons ahead of me, and that at times these lessons will be painful. I will continue to do my best to face them because I know now that there will be more wonderful results to come.
It was two years ago when I walked into Eddie Reece’s office because I just wasn’t happy. I was in a new relationship, had a successful career , nice house and car, and a few close people in my life who I could talk to. As a confirmation of my happiness, I had everyone in my life telling me how much I had going for me and that the world was mine for the taking. But I couldn’t see it and certainly couldn’t feel it. I would go on vacation and not enjoy myself. I would avoid socializing with friends because I never had a good time going out. What was wrong with me? Was I so different from other people? What finally clinched my façade of being happy, was when I became involved with drugs and it began to rule my life. It started as an occasional high, but grew to be a necessary ingredient for my day to day activities, including work. I knew I had to stop. Not because it was hurting me, but because someone might find out that I wasn’t this strong, successful person everyone deemed me to be. It was during this downward spin of internal misery that I called Eddie and asked to see him.
My first day of therapy was a blur because I cried the entire session. I don’t recall being too nervous but I remember Eddie asking me why I had chosen to come to therapy. I remember saying: “I’m just not happy and I don’t know why.” Not much to go on for Eddie, but it was all I understood at that point. When I left my first session, I thought wow that wasn’t too bad. I really didn’t know anyone who had gone to therapy so I did not have any idea what to expect. I knew I would return for my second visit.
I can tell you that there were many times between my second and 100th visit with Eddie that I wanted to telephone him and quit. I was hoping to get his voice mail so I wouldn’t have to talk to him. Forget calling him, I just wasn’t going to show up. It was hard. The hardest thing I have and will ever do in my life. But every time I said I wasn’t going something inside of me knew it was the right thing in order to heal my wounds and understand what I needed in order to be happy. What is the saying, “no pain no gain”? I kept telling myself that with each mile I drove towards Eddie’s office.
There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not eternally grateful for Eddie or the opportunity to do therapy. My understanding of myself and my needs have become clearer and I am finding happiness with my same relationship, friends, job and family that I couldn’t find before. You might ask me if therapy has gotten easier after the 100th visit and I will tell you no. But I will tell you that it has become one of my safest places to be.
I had my first session today and I was taken by surprise at how he got to the point and helped me after I had only spoken 2 sentences. He got straight to the point and I felt immediate relief and extremely comforted during the first meeting. I would be remiss if I didn’t highly recommend Eddie Reece to anyone who is trying to get their life together. I’ve been going to therapist sand psychiatrists for many years and much to my very pleasant surprise, I found myself wishing I had seen him many years ago. Thanks!!!!!!!!
Phenomenal, Even from Long Distances!
Eddie is truly a gifted person and was the key to a highly successful resolution to a previous relationship. I had a phone session with him today (I had since moved away from ATL) and I was shocked! What an amazing time! To be able to do what he does in person and then do it just as well from a hundreds of miles away that’s just incredible. Thanks, Eddie!!…
Helped me a lot
I don’t know what it is but it just won’t quit”. You’ve had that feeling for a long time. So you start digging, you find and read a few good books and it seems clear now. You can describe in details what exactly is “wrong” with you and how you ended up where you are. You think you know what to do to improve your life. The only problem is – despite all this intellectual understanding you do not feel any better. You realize that you just can’t do it alone. That’s how I met Eddie.
An Expert, 21st Century Approach
I’ve been to counseling on and off, but with Eddie Reece I found the most open-minded, adaptive, and uniquely honest approach yet. He does not force a formula onto the client, but actually listens and then offers a solution that “fits the problem,” not masks or perpetuates it. What a refreshing approach to his field. We need more Eddie Reeces….
Extremely Good Investment
Meeting with Eddie is definitely worth the investment of time and money. He is very skilled in getting to the point quickly and focusing on solutions with care and concern. I highly recommend him to address issues in your current relationship or to simply strengthen your relationships.
“A Loving and Compassionate Man”
Eddie is an amazing loving and compassionate man who is so easy to talk to, you find yourself losing track of time. Eddie helped me – has continued to help me, see my value and understand my heaviness is only in my head. He shares his stories – as a person who has healed in so many ways, his value is immeasurable.