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“Doug is gaining more clarity, fluency and ease around his self concept as a value driven male individual who has purposeful assets to offer others. He has pursued a passion to learn more about men’s rights activism and has shared his story…in online forums to encourage other trauma survivors to find the effective help that is available to them and to stay positive in the face of discouragement and even despair.” ~ Case Study | Practitioner: Madelon Guinazzo Read More

“You give me a place to say the things that hurt to have unsaid… all my parts feel better about themselves in your presence”. ~ Client | Practitioner: Madelon Guinazzo

“I know the value of touch for people who are dying, and I know the professionalism that Cuddlists bring to their work. While working with people in hospice, I’ve witnessed a better transition when they receive loving, nurturing touch like that provided by a Cuddlist.” ~Helen Hazlett, Hospice Chaplain

“What you are doing is transformative.” ~Dara Querimit, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

“You’ve done more for [Client] in three weeks than I was able to do in 3 years. She continues to improve with both our therapies.” ~Tanya Bunch Zipeto, LMHC

“I feel the Cuddlist work really is its own type of therapy. I would say it should be called Contact Therapy. I envision this would be helpful for clients not just healing from trauma, but also dealing with things like body image issues, communication, and relationships.” ~ Shelley Pier, LCSW Read More

“… the Cuddlist practitioners are, by their training, very consistent and grounded. They really listen and they will do the work to meet you where you are. For many of us, this is the first experience with that process.” ~ Trauma Client  Read More