Client Testimonials


“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”  Rumi


She is compassionate and great listener. My anxiety is way better than a year ago.
M. Boston

I feel beyond fortunate for having found Cigdem at a most critical time in my life. I was hesitant to try another therapist after having bad luck with one. I did not want to start that process over. Thankfully I did. Cigdem is non-judgmental and a sympathetic listener. At the same time she can offer real-life experiences that provide insight and guidance for healing, peace, personal growth and strength. She has a gift for intuitive support and a genuine passion to help.
West Newton, MA

After quite a search, I finally found someone I feel 100% comfortable talking to about anything. Life is full of ups and downs, and I am so grateful to have Cigdem guiding me through. She is not only a true professional, but she is a wonderful human being.

I always feel better after my conversations with Cigdem. She takes the pressure off and connects really well. It’s been a beneficial experience for me, and I know she could benefit others.


she is professional, knowledgeable and loves her profession.
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U. T.  Providence, RI – Feb 08, 2019

“I don’t talk about my mental health care with others, but Cigdem does excellent work and deserves recommendation.”
-Waltham, MA 

“Cigdem and I have been working together since March 2017. It seems a short time, but she is such an integral part of my life. I always feel heard and validated. That said, Cigdem is also excellent at balancing that with just the right amount of pushing me to think outside my self-imposed boundaries. I am grateful to have found a professional with whom I feel comfortable talking about issues large and small, emphasis on the ‘with.’ We are both invested in a healthy and professional way.”
-Alexandra in Waltham, MA

 “I feel beyond fortunate for having found Cigdem at a most critical time in my life. I was hesitant to try another therapist after having bad luck with one. I did not want to start that process over. Thankfully I did. Cigdem is non-judgmental and a sympathetic listener. At the same time she can offer real-life experiences that provide insight and guidance for healing, peace, personal growth and strength. She has a gift for intuitive support and a genuine passion to help.”

– West Newton, MA 


Hi Cigdem it’s S. ! I am now settled in NYC. I just wanted to thank you for all of your help. I learned a lot about myself, my relationships, and communication skills that have helped me so much. It was a pleasure meeting you!” 
-S. NYC, NY


Thank you for your presence in my life. The work we are doing together truly is making difference; I know I am not alone/isolated on my journey toward inner wellness. Thank you so much.”
-David, Boston, MA


“I would recommend Cigdem for those encountering relationship or emotional troubles that need to be explored for discovering comfort and solutions.

-Kacey, Boston, MA

“Cigdem put me at ease straightaway and we hit if off from the get go. I enjoy our sessions very much. I respond well when my therapist gives me feedback and Cigdem does this along with giving me solutions to the issue of the day. I look forward to our sessions and enjoy them very much.”

-N.C. in Jamaica Plain, MA


“She is very kind and courteous amazing at what she does. She has helped me so much!”

-S.T. in Boston,MA


“Cigdem Kilic Betebenner has been helping me to cope with certain issues that I come to her with. She has been great at providing a safe place where I can come anytime to talk about these issues and I always feel relieved after talking with her. I have formed a deep connection with her and I feel as if I have grown significantly as a person and patient ever since I have started coming to talk with her. Cigdem is a great therapist because she offers valuable insight into every situation.”

-L. K., 15, Roxbury, MA 


“I am a heroin addict and Cigdem Kilic Betebenner literally saved my life. When I met her I was hopeless and using heroin and pills to numb myself. Being in counseling with her for 3 years, transformed me. I am drug free more than 2 years and going college to become addiction counselor.”

Sarah M., 27  Jamaica Plain, MA 


“Cigdem Kilic Betebenner is a great listener.With her, first time in my life I actually felt like I had been heard, really understood—like what I had to say made sense. She made me feel important and visible again.”

-Maria.B., 31 Deham, MA


“Prior to Cigdem Kilic Betebenner, I was very depressed and had number of suicide attempts. She is great listener and motivator.”

-Michael H., 57  Boston, MA


“It was our 3rd session and I lost my job and insurance. I was able to stay in treatment with Cigdem Kilic Betebenner for a very low fee.”

-David S., 32 Braintree, MA


4 Comments

  1. My names Brandon and I’m a recovering heroin addict who also suffers from ADD, anxiety and depression. Coming from someone who has been in therapy since age 5, I can hands down say Cigdem was by far the best therapist I’ve had. When I came to her I was physically and mentally broken, on the methadone clinic, taking pills and still using heroin. From the start I could tell she was genuine and would go above and beyond to serve her clients needs. She watched me grow from being a hopeless junkie to someone passionate in recovery, not just my own but other peoples too. This transformation helped me realize that I wanted to go to school to become a counselor. This past May I graduated with honors from Quincy College with an Associates Degree in Human Services. I now attend UMass Boston. I truly believe none of this would be possible without Cigdem Kilic Betebenner

  2. My name’s Mike. I was at a low point when I met Cigdem. Her young, good-spirited attitude had me always looking forward to my next visit. She’s great company and handled me as a client without bias or judgement. A million thank yous to her wouldn’t be enough for assisting in carrying me through that dark lull in my life. I’m currently enrolled in college to be a addiction counselor. It would be unjust not to credit Cigdem Kilic Betebenner in all the progress I’ve made since my sessions with her. Excellent therapist!

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