When we acquired
emergency custody of our grandson, Taylor, he was in an emotional
crisis. A counselor was desperately needed, so we sought the
professional help of Ms. Tanya Goldbeck. She was highly recommended by a
friend who used Ms. Goldbeck at Goldbeck and Goldbeck some years ago,
and was very satisfied with her services.
Six year old Taylor
had recently received an extensive beating and CPS determined that his
abuse was severe. He had extreme social behavior problems due to the
lengthiness and multiplicity of the abuse. Taylor failed kindergarten,
hurt other children and had no friends. He would manifest panic attacks,
symptoms of personality split, and emotional shutdowns. He clearly had
“Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome”, and was a difficult case to handle at
Thanks to Ms.
Goldbeck, in just eight short months, Taylor is now a happy well
adjusted little boy, who is calmly able to work through his remaining
issues. He has lots of friends, no more panic attacks, improved self
esteem, and is handling his past trauma, present fears, as well as
life’s situations well.
excellent relationship with area educators has proven invaluable. Ms.
Goldbeck communicated with the principle regarding integrating Taylor
into 1st grade instead of having to repeat kindergarten.
Fortunately she agreed with Ms. Goldbeck’s rational, as repeating
kindergarten would have that confirmed in his mind that he was a failure
and further destroyed his self esteem. Ms. Goldbeck also coordinated
care plans with his 1st grade teacher. We are thrilled to
report that he has all A’s and one B in 1st grade and all
excellent behavior. To go from banging his head repeatedly on the table
when the teacher asked him to pick up a pencil, to this, is amazing.
Taylor’s teacher is thrilled with his progress and said that Taylor’s
behavior is like night and day.
Please, know that
this could not have been accomplished without Ms. Goldbeck’s expertise
and services. Her skill, patience, and love have won his broken heart.
Ms. Goldbeck helped give him confidence, control, and hope in life.
We adopted Taylor on
March 3rd 2004 and his new name is Richard. He has a new
beginning, a new life, and lots of hope, joy along with laughter in his
life. How can I say thank you enough…
From the Keith's Family
In 1981, our oldest son
was having trouble keeping up in school. We took him to Goldbeck
and Goldbeck for testing and counseling. After extensive testing,
we learned his abilities were not impaired, he was suffering from
laziness. After tutoring in the Goldbeck clinic, he was able to
catch up in his classes.
Fast forward to 2004,
he is now a father of two children and both children were having great
difficulty in their studies. We did not have to think twice about
where we should take them for help, Tanya Goldbeck.
diagnosis' was not as simple as their father's. Ms. Goldbeck has
been with them as they have traveled the path of children with learning
disabilities. She has tested them, tutored them, counseled them,
stood with us as we work with the school system to provide for their
special needs, but most importantly, been the friend they can share
their hearts with.
Recently, our granddaughter was involved in a devastating wreck while
on vacation. A car full of teenagers ran a stop sign and hit the
18-wheeler her mom was driving. She watched the screaming faces of the
girls, as they crashed into the truck below her door. All the teens in
the car were killed, as the big rig rolled on its side. Ms.
Goldbeck was our first call after learning about the accident. She
was able to give us insight on what our granddaughter would be going
through. She opened her appointment book to us, after our son
returned to Beaumont with her. It has been a difficult time, but
she knows there is someone she can call and share.
We are a family of two
generations indebted to the gifts of Tanya Goldbeck.
I have worked with
Tanya the past year at the Shorkey Center. She is instrumental in
providing educational tools and guidance for many individuals within the
community, especially children with learning difficulties. Tanya
practices with a passion and zest for teaching others how to improve
their everyday life. She is gifted in many ways and has a true talent
for teaching others. Tanya is knowledgeable about many community
resources and educational techniques, tools, and systems in order to
help others improve their learning abilities and interactions with
others. Michelle Kuehn
I had the pleasure of
working with Tanya Goldbeck at the Shorkey Center in 2005. She is a very
professional and thorough individual. Mrs. Goldbeck also tested two of
my children for educational needs. The testing and suggestions she made
for my children have made such a difference in my children's educational
special needs. I would refer anyone to Tanya Goldbeck for counseling or
testing. Donna Rizzotto
…How can I possibly begin my new job without thanking you for being a
lifetime mentor for me? I remember you telling me that it did not matter
what learning disability I had, but that I could use my creativity and
apply it to children who struggle. That was the beginning of my teaching
career and I have succeeded…you truly taught me “the sky’s the limit.”…
…I don’t know how to
express my thanks for you carrying me through such a low point in my
life. You not only gave me mental support, but you guided me
spiritually. You really listened and I was able to become healthier…
…You taught me pride,
patience, encouragement, and most of all self-esteem. Now, I can go
…Thank you so much for
your genuine concern regarding the welfare of my family. I fought back
tears when you talked so clearly to me. Your depth and perception
overwhelmed me, but got my attention and I am going to work to put my
family back together.
The compassion and
caring you show your clients is so real. I was able to learn to trust
God and turn my situation over. The relief I felt was tremendous, but I
could not have done that without knowing that someone truly cared about
me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
..Your patience and
caring nature with my daughter can never be repaid. You are such a
source of encouragement and have the ability to see the positive in all
situations. Thank you for helping me learn the importance of finding the
best even when times are rough.
You kindness with my
daughter has been so special. She has learned about herself in addition
to learning effective study habits. This will not only help her for next
year, but for her whole life and I thank you.
You gave me help and
support when I needed it. You boosted my self-esteem and helped me
believe in myself. When you helped me with my assignments, you gave me
encouragement. Thank you for being my teacher and my friend.
Your confidence in me
was so appreciated. I cannot tell you how much I have learned while
working for you. It is your love for what you do that so motivated me. I
hope one day to be able to reach out to hurting people just the way you
I am so thankful for
the years of experience I had working with you. Your training has helped
me gain compliments from others about how well I do with children. I
know you are busy, but you never failed to teach me a positive way to
interact with the children.
Your “God-given” talent
for building up the self-esteem of others has affected my life forever.
Let me know if you every need anything as I would like to give back a
portion of what you have given to me.
teacher training seminars:
...Thank you for taking time to meet with our teachers. Your teachings
are so enlightening and filled with ideas that we can immediately
implement with the children…
…You were so informative and humorous. Thank you for the very practical
ideas that you shared…
…Your specific suggestions for modifications in the classroom were so
practical and our teachers were complimentary about your help in
teaching them what to do when they work with a child who has special
…Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge to our staff. Each
person commented that they want you back because you were so real about
how things are!
…You did it again! The inservice was great and out teachers asked if you
could speak all day at a future session. They feel that what you said
would really work in the classroom?
..What a motivational speaker you are! How do you do it? Besides
teaching us about children who have learning problems, you helped with
classroom management and behavioral issues. Our staff has asked when you
can come again….
…The time and effort that you are willing to give is so valuable to our
staff. Many commented that you always return calls and are willing to
answer questions even though you are very busy. Thank you for keeping
your door open to our needs.
…Your approach is so professional and well-prepared. Besides being
knowledgeable, you are compassionate. Thank you for sharing with us.