"Ivan steered us through a very volatile period and helped us focus on our dynamic rather than apportioning blame. We were extremely grateful for his help in navigating this critical turning point and allowing us to move forward with our lives."
"Ivan is a trustworthy person. He is very professional in the practice of Family Therapy. His studies and dedication have developed an enormous talent as a counselor and a spiritual guide. Many families have benefited from his practice."
"Ivan is one of the clearest thinkers I know. He's a devoted Christian, and yet he knows how to give advice to people who may not necessarily share Christian values. Many times I asked him for specific instructions on what to do, but was reluctant to cast judgment on me, or make any decision in my place. Each time he pointed out principles, not telling me what to do, but instead putting the truth in front of me in such a way that I could choose to see it or not. Later I realized how easy it is to judge when counseling others, and how prone we are to telling other people what to do. So to this day, I still remember Ivan as a very rare kind of adviser: the non-invasive one. Even years and thousand of miles away, I remember his unbiased advice and kindness."
"The combination of his academic background and life experience have given Ivan a particular vision of the world, the people, and culture. As a counselor, he is very devoted and well-known for the quality of his practice and the respect for his clients."
"Ivan Velasco was instrumental in helping us get new insight on our family dynamic and helping us move forward in a positive way when we felt we had reached an impass. Our communication as a family has never been better, and I continue to recommend Ivan to friends because of how he helped us."
"We called Ivan Velasco when a serious conflict came up between us and a Spanish speaking friend. Ivan could understand the personalities of all involved, and the nuances of the cultural view-points of both sides. He worked quickly to communicate what the key issues were and he was able to resolve the situation. Ivan got to the heart of the matter and was able to give all parties insights on the personality and cultural aspects of the conflict. We felt not only helped by Ivan, but also better equipped in our lives."
"Ivan was my professor of Psychology at the seminary. Undoubtedly one of the best professors I ever had. I still keep the notes I took in his classes which are very helpful."
"Ivan is a calm,easy going and patient person who has integrity as well as a level of professionalism that sets him apart from most other therapist that i have worked with. I highly recommend Ivan Velasco"