CURE Counseling & Assessment Training Centre is based on the premise that each individual is unique and special, and his or her needs must be addressed in a way that is meaningful to them. This approach affirms the value and importance of each person. Effort is expended to determine the root need/s of each client and CURE utilizes a variety of resources to help determine how best to provide practical solutions for those needs. Time is spent with the needs of the client in mind. Our work is a collaborative effort of the office team and the counseling team to provide the best possible counseling experience available. Our goal is to add value to the lives of our clients. CURE is a Counseling Centre, an Assessment Centre and a Training Centre.
Hello Dr. Shaffer, It is amazing how quickly time passes. I just wanted to take a moment and sincerely thank you for everything you have done for me – but also my family. You have had a significant, positive, life long impact on me. I will work to maintain and continue to implement all of your insights into my values, goals and daily decisions. You have helped me become a better person, spouse and father. I’m sure that you can probably see with better objectivity than I – the span of where I arrived at your door to where I am now. From darkness and rage to light and laughter. I really appreciate in my darkest days the strength and positive encouragement that you extended to me – even though I was interrupting your life at the time. We never had a moment to discuss what or when our relationship would come to a close, or become less frequent -and how that should occur – but I wanted to let you know that as we stepped away, it wasn’t without a great deal of thought and reflection. Thank you again for giving me a more balanced, positive, happy life. I couldn’t be here, in this moment, without you and you will always be with me and not far from my thoughts. I look forward to when our paths cross again in the future. If there is anything I can ever do for you, do not hesitate to ask.Your friend,Marion Dear Dr. Shaffer (Dr. Steve), I wanted to take a minute to send you a thank you message. The time that Gene and I spent together at Cure Counseling made a world of difference for our marriage, as well as, our relationship with our children…
Dr. Shaffer, We just wanted to express our heartfelt appreciation for you and your counseling team. Your caring team approach to counseling is probably what saved our child and blended family from destruction. Initially, my son was having some extreme anger and relational issues, even to the point of wanting to do great physical harm to my husband and me. When we came to CURE Counseling, my son hated his step-father and had no respect for me, or even for our very lives. He was flunking out of the 7th grade and he exhibited high levels of anti-social behavior. Because of the counsel we received at your centre, we ended up turning him into the police and had him removed from the home. Even during that time, when others turned from him out of fear or just not knowing what to do, you and your team turned to him, reached out to him and were able to draw him in to your confidence. You created a safe haven for him, which tremendously helped to bring to light the roots of the issues involved. In short, because you stuck with us, supported us, worked through our blended family issues and provided the personal, couples and family counseling that was necessary to facilitate healing, today, our relationship with my son has so vastly improved that there, once again, is peace in our home. And he, as an individual, has so dramatically changed, that he is now an A-B student, demonstrates a respectful attitude toward us, and is a much happier, contented person overall. We can’t say thank you enough for your patience, counsel and tenacity during one of the most trying times in our lives.With much appreciation, Brandy and Jon
Dr. Shaffer, We came to the CURE Counseling Centre about 2 months before we were to become a blended family. I had 2 teenagers and my new fiancee’ had 2 teens as well. Our family-to-be was relationally challenged because we did not possess the life skills or the coping skills needed to bring our new family together in a way that would help us develop the bonded, blended family we desired.After several months of couples and family counseling, we have experienced a new wave of understanding in how to build the functioning blended family we desired. We, as parents, had to learn how to work with our teens, how to communicate better with them, how to manage and resolve conflict, and mostly, how to start enjoying the family life we all wanted. Our family is definitely not perfect and we still have many things to learn, but we are much farther along than when we came to CURE Counseling. Words cannot express how much we have appreciated the effort and concern that we have experienced at CURE Counseling. In fact, one of our sons was flunking out of the 8th grade and most likely was not going to go to high school. I am so proud to tell you that not only did he pass 8th grade, he is now an A-B student, has joined ROTC and just passed the 9th grade! My new husband and I are so thankful that you stuck with us through so many ups and downs and for standing by us as we have witnessed our family come to the place where it is today!Thank so much! Ron & Susan