Kathie Guhl has helped numerous people overcome learning and brain integration challenges and has helped them change their lives for the better. But don't just take our word for it. Please read the testimonials provided by our clients.
"I can't say enough nice things about Kathie Guhl. I suffered from deep depression and bouts of anxiety that kept me housebound for almost a year. Medication didn't work and I was well beyond the reach of talk therapy. My sleep became regular after the first session and after a few more the cloud of gloom lifted. I was able to resume ordinary activities with a sense of calm and well-being. It was such a relief to feel normal again, especially without the uncomfortable side effects of medication."
"At the end of fourth grade (our son) was still reversing certain numbers and letters. He hated reading and would never do it voluntarily. We required he spend 15 minutes every evening reading aloud to us. This was a painful process for all concerned and after he finished he would have no recall of what he had just read. (Our son) worked with you over the summer last year. He was about 3/4 of the way through your program when I passed his room one day and found him lying on his floor - reading! It was a very joyous moment for me to see him reading and enjoying it. By the end of your work with him he no longer reversed numbers and letters. Suddenly, it seemed, he just knew which way they should go! (Our son)'s report card this year shows grades consistently a full letter grade above what he did last year. School is now a place where he feels successful. Thank you for your extraordinary work with (our son)."
My sciatic pain is gone!!
"Kathie Guhl provides a unique service by assisting children and adults who suffer from specific learning difficulties and dyslexia. Her approach to brain integration and function is effective, often where no other treatment has helped.
I have tested many clients both before and after their treatment with Kathie Guhl, and have generally found consistent improvement in their Weschler Intelligence Test scores in areas that were previously deficit. By offering a service that can be extremely beneficial to those people suffering from specific learning difficulties and dyslexia, Kathie Guhl is a definite asset to our community."
G. A. Little
Consulting and Forensic Psychologist
"Kathie Guhl provides a unique service by assisting children and adults who suffer from specific learning difficulties and dyslexia. Her approach to brain integration and function is effective, often where no other treatment has helped. I have tested many clients both before and after their treatment and have generally found consistent improvement in their Weschler Intelligence Test scores in areas that were previously deficit."
"Kathie is non-judgmental and has a profoundly reassuring presence. It was easy to trust her very quickly. This was important because my mood disorders had robbed me of simple common sense and I no longer trusted myself."
"I feel so much calmer and I'm able to focus again. I'm not having a lot of unnecessary chatter in my head like I was before, hashing the same thing over and over. Calm is nice!"
"Thanks for your work with (our son). He is well prepared to begin third grade. We are looking forward to a successful academic year."
A prominent Clinical Psychologist referred our third son to Kathie Guhl because the psychologist’s tests, and those of others, showed that whilst our son had extraordinary abilities in many areas, he was below average in others – particularly physical coordination and application to logical activities such as math.
We were aware of the symptoms of his problems and aware too that he was becoming more and more frustrated, angry and depressed. His physical restrictions showed themselves in an awkward running style, lack of balance and inability to do things such as throwing and catching a ball. He also showed signs of withdrawal and avoidance of things that caused trouble and embarrassment.
We had seen specialists including a child psychiatrist and psychologist with very little positive result. Our son appeared unable and unlikely to realize his full potential.
Kathie Guhl undertook our son’s treatment and went to considerable effort to describe the nature and objectives of her treatment. We are not qualified to say precisely what she does or how she does it and can only offer a subjective viewpoint. But we are delighted to say that her methods are most effective – they do actually work! And they did not involve our son in any harmful or stressful activities or situation. On the contrary, he emerged from his sessions with Kathie with an increased sense of surety and confidence.
The results of Kathie Guhl’s treatment can be shown in three areas:
1) The psychologist retested our son after Kathie’s treatment had been completed. The new test shows that the original high results have stayed high whilst the low results have shown a remarkable improvement.
The psychologist has declared that our son is now “fully functional in all areas and is in the top 2% of capability.” This means to us that our son has been released from his former impediments and is now able to realize his full intellectual potential, which is considerable. We ascribe this release to Kathie Guhl’s treatment.
2) Our son is now physically as capable as any 12-year-old boy and, whilst he still has to learn some new movements, the improvement in the way he moves is real, obvious and permanent. Our best present last Christmas was when he caught a ball one-handed, and did it again and again. He now runs with loping strides rather than the back-of-heel struggle we were used to.
We are all extremely pleased and relieved to see this change. It is as though he has thrown away a straight jacket and can do what most others can do. He is a very lucky and happy boy who knows what this release means for him.
3) We were so pleased that we made separate appointments for ourselves and for our two older sons. We know that our lives have been enriched in every direction through Kathie’s treatment which has greatly helped us individually and as a family.
We cannot speak too highly of Kathie Guhl. We are grateful to Kathie for her guidance, understanding and careful application of highly effective techniques. We are delighted.
R. and L. Black
This is an unsolicited letter in support of Ms. Kathryn Guhl’s application for residence in Australia. We stress that she is known to us only in her professional capacity.
My wife and I had been concerned about the lack of educational progress made by our son. He had always seemed a bright, interested and interesting child, so we were rather surprised to find him considered ‘a dreamer’ who would, some day, get around to work at school. He had been at school for two years before a cello teacher identified him as likely to have a learning disability. He was assessed by an educational psychologist as being very bright, indeed, but with little or no access to his visual memory. So now, especially as our son was nearly 8 years old, and could barely read and write, what were we to do? Some months later, again from sources outside the education system, we were told about Kathie Guhl.
Ms. Guhl worked with our son over many hours, so that he now reads, spells and writes well and thoroughly enjoys learning and not just the social life at school! So, after 4 years at school, with only one school teacher interested in him and his problem, in all that time, he is finally making progress.
We have been so pleased with the change and improvement in our son’s ability that we have recommended Ms. Guhl to other parents who feel their children are not able to cope with the educational system through no fault of their own. Obviously there are many other families who believe this, too, as she has no available appointments for some months ahead.
Clearly Australia will miss out if children who are currently written off by the education system are not given the opportunity to achieve their potential.
Ms. Guhl has already opened the door for some of these children. There must be many more who need her help.
R.W. and J. M. Dunstan