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Professional Testimonials

Survivor Testimonials

Jessica - Mother of a 14 year old

Candace worked with my son for eight months, introducing him to DBT during his transition to high school.  During this time, we all saw a lot of growth in him which we attributed, in good part, to his time with Candace and working on the DBT lessons at home.  Candace was always a pleasure to interact with and flexible when we had to make other arrangements as a busy family.  After each session, my son always wanted to share what he learned.  I would strongly encourage parents with children who aren't quite adults and need a therapeutic problem-solving structure for their lives to consider working with Candace.  She has been very helpful for my son and our family.

L. P. - Survivor of Adult Sexual Trauma

R199 has helped me a lot in a just a few months. Candace has taught me DBT skills to smooth out my emotions and be more aware of resources available in my support net and also inside me. The art project for each session helps me express thoughts and emotions that I have a hard time putting into words. I love that she accesses my creative side as a counterpoint to my more intellectual talk therapy. But what I love most is that she will pray for me and with me. 

DBT-Informed Art Therapy Client

"You have truly helped me to be able to make the distress skills we’ve covered tangible and come alive in a way I’ve never seen before and for this I am exceeding grateful.

Name Withheld - CSA Survivor

Last spring, I joined a small group called, "Shelter from the Storm." I can easily describe it as the hardest and most painful thing I have ever done. And without question or hesitation the most redeeming, life-changing thing I've ever gone through - second only to praying to receive Jesus as my savior. 

Name Withheld - CSA Survivor

"R1:99 helped me see the truth behind my abuse and gave me tools to untangle myself from the ugly lies I believed about myself stemming from the abuse.  Its Christ-centered recovery process and materials gave me hope for full healing and for my future.


The combination of using Right Brain Therapies such as Art, Music, or Dance (Movement) with the linear process of traditional counseling is often the most effective therapeutic approach in working with complex trauma clients.

When Trauma occurs, all of the senses are involved, it is the same for recovery. Art, Music and Movement unlock stored memory connected to the senses. The work of R:199 is a wonderful adjunct to traditional counseling by assisting access to places of the brain not accessible through traditional means and avenues of counseling.


Restoration 199 is an organization which provides compassionate, informed psychotherapy for victims of trauma.  The staff is knowledgeable and experienced in providing care for those who have suffered from emotional, physical and sexual abuse as adults or children.  Restoration staff provides affordable and effective services for their clients respecting the religious faith perspective of all those whom they serve. I have directly observed their professionals in action and can give them a hearty recommendation.  


​Candace and her team at Restoration 1:99 have had a powerful and indelible impact on the Capital Baptist Church family through consistent encouragement, training and support. The Healing Conversation series is far more than just another seminar with bullet points and cookie-cutter processes. This is a series that brings clear understanding of the human experience and the effect trauma has on individuals – body, brain, mind, soul and spirit. There are many facts to absorb and some technical language to understand, but the important part is the intimate conversation, a bit of introspection for those participating. This gives the participants a sense of compassion, empathy and sensitivity for those with whom we may interact through the Trauma-Informed Ministry of Capital Baptist Church. 

Much of the training I have experienced in the past has been focused on identifying a problem and getting to work fixing the problem in the lives of clients or seekers. The Healing Conversations series brings to bear the truth that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. It is truly a reminder to never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. 

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