I considered my first few sessions with Dr. Peter Cousins to be an interview of him to determine if we were compatible. Let's face it, if you're going to open up and share your most personal thoughts and feelings, you want to be sure you feel comfortable with each other. I appreciated Dr. Cousins' approach which was a great blend of professionalism, compassion, concern and appropriate uses of humor. His insights in those first few sessions allowed me to identify what was at the core of my feelings and I became eager to roll up my sleeves and get to work. I obviously was not able to do that on my own and was at ease to trust his wisdom and experience to shed light into dark corners. He often shared relevant articles and gave additional feedback after he had researched something we talked about, making me feel that he was actively engaged and genuinely invested in my outcomes. Through working with him I was able to make life-altering changes. I have grown emotionally and have gained the resources and tools, and more importantly the confidence to use them, to make healthy, positive choices in my life. I recently stopped working with Dr. Cousins, but the difference he made in my life will always remind me of him. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone in need of a psychologist.