Our family’s experience with Hsiu-Ying has been nothing but a pleasure. My wife and I believed that our oldest daughter was showing signs of anxiety and fear during everyday situations. Hsiu-Ying was highly recommended by a family friend so we brought our daughter to meet her. Over several months my wife and I with the help of Hsiu-Ying and her methods of her work, saw that our daughter was showing confidence, bravery, respect, and happiness like we had never seen or felt. Communicating to us how we could adopt and use her methods while at home, we committed ourselves to continuing just that. Hsiu-Ying has been a blessing to our family and we know she will continue to help many more families and individuals as she continues with her practice. Thanks Hsiu-Ying!
Our son began seeing Hsiu-Ying Ransburg when he was four years old. When he was three and a half, we had noticed that he would talk to our family while at home, but would suddenly became silent with us and others when he was somewhere else. He was also behind with his vocabulary development. Once he started preschool, he continued to exhibit the same behavior and began to experience stress in the classroom. We tried many approaches to get him to be comfortable and start talking. Nothing seemed to help. My husband found Hsiu-Ying through an internet search and we began treatment. Our son immediately began to show improvement and has quickly made progress. He is very talkative now and enjoys school and playing with his friends. We are so thankful that such excellent therapy was available nearby.
We have been seeing Hsiu-Ying as a family and individually since the beginning of 2016. We were initially referred to her because our 10-year-old son was experiencing paralysis related to severe anxiety. Hsiu-Ying is so knowledgeable, and she had great resources for my husband and me to learn from. Her gentle approach was just what our son needed in order to connect with a therapist. She began seeing our 8-year-old daughter shortly thereafter for anxiety, ADHD, and depression. Hsiu-Ying helped us to understand that as parents, we can really help to augment our children’s success with therapy by what we were doing outside of her office. She was willing to meet with each of us individually, or even all of us as an entire family, to achieve the best outcomes. It was the changes she helped us to implement in addition to therapy that truly made a difference for our family. Our kids even recognize when they need help, and they ask to schedule appointments with her!
I have worked with Hsiu-Ying for a number of years and am so impressed with her. She is a naturally wise person who strives to be excellent in all that she does. She is always seeking to learn more about ways to help others. She is a caring and compassionate person who has become an expert in selective mutism among other things. I trust her completely.
Hsiu-Ying Ransburg has done wonders for our 7 year old daughter. We tried several therapists prior with only minimal gains. She did a great job listening to our needs and implementing a plan. Our daughter was openly communicating in the first couple sessions and looks forward to the next time. The big difference is Hsiu-Ying provides parents with tools and opportunities to help your child at home, school, and in public settings.
Our child has gained confidence and the ability to express herself during our brave coach training. We were feeling alone and hopeless before we found Hsiu-Ying and now we have our hope back and have seen a lot of success using her suggestions and support.
Hsiu-Ying has played an integral role in my child’s success overcoming selective mutism. She has been with us every step of the way and has been a wonderful advocate for my child. She wants nothing but success and happiness for my child. She will personally meet with any teachers, therapist, or anyone involved in the child’s care to provide tips and strategies that work best for your child. We are so thankful for all her support and encouragement.
Our 12 year old son has exhibited symptoms of selective mutism for many years, but they became much more severe two years ago. When we found Hsiu-Ying and began therapy, he was only talking to immediate family, and most only at home. Over the last year, he has made remarkable progress that is nothing short of miraculous! He is talking with extended family members, some peers, and family friends across multiple settings. He was not vocal at school the entire 2016-17 school year, but is now speaking to various school staff and students with the help and guidance given from Hsiu-Ying in 2017-18. We cannot be more pleased with the progress he has made and can’t wait to see him continue to grow! Hsiu-Ying is a wonderful resource for us as his parents in how to help our son navigate selective mutism, and she has given us the tools to pass along to all the other people in our son’s life as well. We are so thankful for her knowledge, guidance, and patience as we’ve worked together. Our lives have been truly changed because of her help.
We noticed our son was having a harder time than most transitioning to the daycare setting from a private babysitter around age 3-4. Most children have some separation anxiety and might take some time adjusting, but our son was crying at drop-off for months. He wasn’t speaking to his peers or teachers at daycare after months either. He wasn’t speaking to certain extended family members that he would only see once/twice a year. What worried us most was witnessing him freeze up in a state of severe anxiety at times, where he was unable to speak or even express himself nonverbally. We tried changing childcare centers but ultimately did some research and decided to seek out professional help. We had many well- intentioned people tell us “he’s just shy…he will outgrow that” but we felt that he was enduring severe anxiety that was affecting his happiness and ability to learn and socialize.
We found Hsiu-Ying after doing some online research on selective mutism. I called her office and she had an initial in-depth conversation with me over the phone about his symptoms and behaviors. She was able to get us into see her in person right away for a consultation. She diagnosed our son with anxiety and selective mutism, which was reassuring to hear a professional explain the behaviors we had been noticing. Our son started seeing Hsiu-Ying in the summer leading up to the start of kindergarten. Although he finished pre-k with some pointing/nodding and whispering, we worried that his mutism and inability to speak comfortably to adults would severely impact his ability to learn in school. She was very patient with our son, desensitizing him to the office itself and to her personally, all while encouraging play with me. Over time, our son became comfortable going to her office and playing/talking to me in her presence. She slowly incorporated herself into the playtime and eventually he would speak to me in her presence, but all without any direct pressure to speak to her. Overtime this progressed into speaking to her comfortably in my presence. As time went on, she phased me out of the therapy sessions more and more until he was very comfortable playing and talking to her without hesitation. She gave very good advice and feedback on how to prepare for the start of the school year and how to interact with his teachers.
His start to Kindergarten went well and he made friends quickly with his peers. Within a few weeks he was speaking to his peers in class readily and mouthing or whispering to his teacher. Within 3 months of school starting, he found his full voice and began to speak to his teachers without anxiety or hesitation. When the Covid-19 pandemic started and the schools went to virtual only I was worried that he would lose a lot of ground speaking and with socialization but he performed during class video chats and we continued to check in with Hsiu-Ying as well. Our son appears to be mostly cured by the end of kindergarten and after just a year in therapy. He still has “contaminated” adults from his past (before therapy started) that he struggles to verbalize to but with novel adults he meets in the community and at school, he is thriving. He is finally showing the whole world his full personality, which had been hidden in the past under his anxiety. We are very thankful to Hsiu-Ying for being his “brave coach”. If you are a parent undergoing similar struggles with your children. I encourage you to take a leap of faith and try this treatment. Hsiu-Ying is an expert in her field, and we were very blessed to be able to seek her help with our son.
Hsiu-Ying Ransburg has been a colleague of mine for ten years. She is a professional with many years of expertise in evidence-based practices, including trauma-informed care. She employs many different therapeutic techniques to help adults and children accomplish their goals. Her nonjudgmental attitude and warm demeanor help facilitate a meaningful and trusting therapeutic relationship. She treats each client with great integrity and respect. Whether one is struggling with life changes, anxiety, depression or relational conflicts, among other issues, Ms. Ransburg can help you on your journey.
We came to Hsiu-Ying feeling hopeless that our son wouldn’t speak outside of our home. He was so stressed out and we felt so lost. Hsiu-Yin answered my e-mails long before we met, and even that guidance helped ease my worry. Through her efforts, our son has progressed so much! He has spoken to a classmate and the school counselor. With more time and brave practice, he’ll have overcome selective mutism. I would highly and without reserve recommend Hsiu-Ying to help anyone with a child with selective mutism or any high anxiety disorder.
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