Testimonials

Recommendations from colleagues:

“What impresses me about Alidra is that after 30 years of experience, she is continually innovating and evolving creative ways of working with people to make therapy more accessible, alive, efficient and applicable to daily life. A seasoned and sophisticated therapist, and a highly esteemed colleague, she is one-of-a-kind, a remarkably effective facilitator of personal and professional growth — truly ‘a therapist’s therapist.’” — Deborah Brenner-Liss, Ph.D. (psychotherapist, teacher, author, training clinic director)

“Alidra is that rare facilitator who combines the training of a highly skilled therapist with the intuitive courage of an artist. Her approach is empathetic, generous, and empowering. She has a gift for discerning what is possible within the individual and is skilled at supporting the complex changes that lead to its expression.” — Ida Uplander, M.S., (counselor and administrative director, health care clinic)

“Thanks so much for your presentation and demo with me of the Cimbs paradigm and method. I found it to be a very effective and powerful way of connecting with myself personally as well as in my role play as a client. Not only did you help me that day with my case, but also with a client I had seen for years. Using your approach I was able to help the client connect to himself and to me with a clarity and a depth that we both had never experienced before. I am very grateful for your therapy and teaching skills.” — Aart Lovenstein, Psy.D (psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, Lewis & Clark College)

A few comments from past clients:

“I immediately felt safe with Alidra. She has that special presence that allowed us to move quickly into the issues I had brought to work on. I see more clearly, am making better decisions and am trusting my gut intuition. I have developed a compassion towards myself I hadn’t felt before and am achieving my goals on schedule.”
(Financial fund director and CEO)

“My time with Alidra resulted in enormous personal growth. It is rare to find a therapist with such skill and experience combined with great personal sensitivity and intuition. She always held me accountable and I felt incredibly supported. I am truly grateful that I found her.”
(Photography instructor)

“I have become someone who likes and supports myself and have achieved goals far greater than I ever even dreamed of. With Alidra’s help, I have built a life I hadn’t thought was possible.”
(Financial analyst and writer)

“I appreciated Alidra’s insight, suggestions, patience and thoughtfulness with me over the past few months. She helped me understand my own internal struggles and emotional hurdles and enabled me to see struggles that others may be experiencing as well. She armed me with new techniques I now use on my own, and has put me in touch with my body, new territory for me. I’m so thankful for this wonderfully positive experience.”
(Communications director)

“I will never forget how comforting and pragmatically helpful Alidra was during a physically and emotionally difficult year.”
(Middle school teacher)

“Ms. Solday’s meetings with my mother have been very helpful to her. She is much less anxious and went through the latest round of chemo quite easily.”
(Clinical psychologist)

“I have made more progress in 6 months, and more enjoyed the process, than in many years spent with other counselors.”
(Licensed massage therapist)

“Thank you for all the guidance and insight you have given me. I’m much closer to knowing who I am and what I want out of life than I have been in a very long time. It truly is a good feeling. I look forward to continuing to move in the same direction.”
(General contractor and carpenter)