Success Stories

Success Stories

Marla’s Community Support Groups – 2007-Present

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Marla Genova not only walks the walk, but talks the talk of someone who knows firsthand the struggles of those with this disorder.

She offers plenty of advice, patience and accolades and has designed an atmosphere highly effective in fostering open, judgment free discussion amongst peers.

– Gary E.

Marla Genova, the leader has an extraordinary gift to be non-judgmental.

She has a rare combination of psychology education as well as experience with personal social anxiety.

– DB

You continue to amaze me Marla… you are creating this beautiful and powerful wave of interest, and hope; a name for Social Anxiety in the community and acceptance… and again, hope, there is no
stopping you now!

– Kim

Thank you so much Marla for all of your hard work! You are making a real difference in many people’s lives! I look forward to the future of the group.

– Christine

Marla’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Based Intensive Group

I don’t know where I’d be right now without this SA support group. I started in 2013 and I was able to interact with people like me who have intense anxiety and not feel like I’m alone anymore.

– Jon, CT

I had given up far too many social, personal, and professional opportunities in an effort to cope with SA for over 30 years.

The group is a safe environment to build awareness and foster positive attitudes. It allows us to gently confront our SA issues and practice behavioral exercises that mirror real world social situations.

– Grateful in New Jersey

I was disappointed that most therapists have never heard of social anxiety and the lack of resources.

I’ve found that since attending this group, I feel much more optimistic about being able to overcome my anxiety.

– Angela, Eastern CT

Customized Resources

I am a mom and a therapist. Marla helped me identify key resources specifically for my 18-
year-old daughter’s needs. She immediately sent me helpful information in our area.

I express my gratitude to Marla for her testimony that anxiety recovery is possible by sharing her experiences, strength, and her maintenance of growth.

– Susan B., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Marla Genova was so understanding and non-judgmental that I felt like I was talking to a friend. We spoke about a social situation that I had coming up the following day, and immediately after our call, she sent me lots of resources to help me prepare for that.

She checked in on me about how the event went and again a few days later, after she sent me even more resources.

I cannot thank her enough for being there when I needed direction.

– Jerry Frawley, Age 41, Corporate Manager

Individual Coaching

If you are a professional and have any anxiety around speaking, social situations, or simply need support, get in touch with Marla Genova. There is no need to wait and suffer any longer.

We created action items that freed me from unhelpful thoughts, stories and perspectives.

She enabled me to see that I was stronger, smarter and more courageous than I thought,
and I kept speaking in front of audiences.

Marla is professional, has tremendous content expertise, top-notch coaching skills, and most importantly brings a compassionate presence to her clients.

– Raquel Braithwaite, Director of Community

Getting Over Stage Fright Workshop Facilitator

When I explained my story to Marla Genova, she gave me hope. Marla was very knowledgeable, compassionate and helpful throughout the seminar. She has dedicated herself to helping people that are dealing with this type of anxiety and fear.

– Kevin P.

Marla Genova had a great pace and gave informative feedback. Very professional and she knows her stuff.

– Scott T.

I was very impressed with Marla Genova’s personalized attention and support. I can see for the first time that I can overcome and manage the fear.

– Brian H.

Fully immersive experience, it’s the only effective way to pass through the fear and anxiety.

– Rob S.

When I signed up, it felt like a big step to commit to the workshop, but Marla made it an experience I am so glad I attended.

– Bob P.

Marla Genova did a remarkable job on many levels and handled different personalities and issues with great ease. I think she should consider sharing her gift by writing a book.

– Rich H.

Even if people are at different levels of fear than you, you get amazing results. I will be forever grateful for the support I received from Marla Genova.

– D.P.

The workshop was nothing short of transformational due to the Marla Genova’s compassion and
encouragement. Marla could relate to many of our concerns and suggest critical insights. Thank you, Marla, for being such an inspiring coach and mentor!

– Sally W.

Your leadership was helpful in creating a positive experience and your personality and story were a key piece of the puzzle that helped the group come together.

– Mike D.

I am still somewhat awed on what you pulled off this weekend. I really appreciated your words of wisdom and encouragement

– Frank B.