" Kym Marsden-Dann is a great counsellor and one of the bravest, caring, compassionate, dedicated, friendliest, generous, honest, patient, open minded, thoughtful and trust worthiest people I have ever met. When I first started seeing Kym I didn’t trust a lot of people and all of my experiences with counsellors had been negative until I saw her. I was mentally and physically abused at home, I was depressed, kept to myself and didn’t trust a lot of people. She never judged me and helped me get out of the place I called home where I was hit and degraded by my mother. I had no self-worth and Kym showed me that I was important and deserved to be treated with respect, she helped me get out of my depression and become the person I am today and for that I thank her every day. " - Chloe
" Kym is a fantastic leader and inspiration. She is creative and has a way with people. Kym has led a team of allied health, managers, and community workers in a community mental health clinic, and she builds morale within a team and helps us to build our skills as clinicians through her guidance and expertise. I have observed she is dedicated and passionate about her job, through her interactions with clients and strong clinical reasoning. Kym has collaborated with me in my role to assist de-escalate a client, and problem-solve through ways we could holistically provide client-centred support" -Dieu
" I met Kym a year ago, the moment I met her I felt that Kym was going to be a positive part of my life. I was new to the Mental health world, Kym made me feel at ease and even though Kym had many responsibilities and busy Kym’s door was always open, even when busy. Kym has a way with the young clients that came into our place of work and I felt that Kym found ways that the young people could relate too. Kym always wanted to make everyone feel comfortable, Me being Sri Lankan born, who still have a very strong accent even after 20 years, I felt that Kym made an effort to understand my culture, my ways, and above all accept me for ME. With Kym, I knew always where I stood and what you see is what you get with Kym. I just wish there were many more like Kym in the social, mental health and medical industry as the world would be a much better place.
Kym has a unique way to interact with people of any age group and ever since I was looking for a job, Kym always encouraged me telling me that " when the time is right you will find a job. "Not long after that, I found my dream job" being a Roman Catholic I thank God for putting Kym in my path and its such pleasure to know her and work with her. Wishing Kym the best of everything life can offer,"
" Kym is a fantastic leader and inspiration. She is creative and has a way with people. Kym has led a team of allied health, managers, and community workers in a community mental health clinic, and she builds morale within a team and helps us to build our skills as clinicians through her guidance and expertise. I have observed she is dedicated and passionate about her job, through her interactions with clients and strong clinical reasoning. Kym has collaborated with me in my role to assist de-escalate a client, and problem-solve through ways we could holistically provide client-centred support. "
" yeah!....Im sure kym enjoys life.....thats why she has so much energy to give back to others!. " - Kateena
" I have referred a number of young people experiencing emotional, social and psychological issues to Kym. Kym is an exceptional professional – she has a depth of knowledge and experience that has contributed immediate and positive changes in the lives of the young people I have referred to her. Kym has an extensive network of professionals in her tool kit and has outstanding skills in engaging with people from all walks of life. I would highly recommend Kym to anyone who needs psychological, emotional or practical treatment/support to address issues in their lives. " - Pauline McElwain
"I had the pleasure of working with Kym when she worked in the prison system. Kym was always very helpful and supportive of all of her co workers. Working with some of the states most difficult people Kym is always dedicated and hard working ethical woman. She always treated all of her clients in a respectful and compassionate manner. For this she was always treated with respect by them. Kym is truly a pleasure to work with ". - Judy Lipp
" I am an occupational therapist who has previously worked with Kym Dann in a community mental health setting, and I can attest to her wealth of experience and knowledge in the field. Kym was my clinical team lead during the period of 2014 and I found her to be a supportive manager with an advanced skillset, which on many occasions proved invaluable. Kym has a fun, flexible, and caring approach, with an uncanny ability to place people at ease and above all make them laugh. In my time working with Kym I have witnessed her continuously put the needs of her clients first and strive to help them achieve their goals. She is the number one therapist I would recommend and I would love to work with her again! " -Christina Bullock (Occupational Therapist)
" Love this Kym. Im 42, with 4 children still at home. I also care for my mum n throughout my life i have always seeked her approval! Its frustrated me so much n still does. Thank u for this. " - Andrea
" Hi kym, you dont know me, but i have just become a fan of your page... just wanted to tell you that your little notes and thoughts are awe-inspiring ... you are doing an amazing job and i wish you all the best in the futurexo " - Crystal
" Keep sending them Kym. I aint no psychotherapist but life's experiences tell me to pass on widely these easily digested notes. I suspect they are deadly right " - Darryl
" I am so inspired by your commitment to keep showing up which continues to impact amazing change that will bring unity and peace to heal a nation. Thank you so much. "
Love, - Louise
" All your tips are helping me well.thankyou Kym :) " - Elissa
" Your words are so sweet n meaningfull i love u for that!!! " -Stacie
" Love to journal and I usually end up with lotsa different notebooks half empty so I really like this idea. Thanks Kym :-) "_-Jacintha
" Your doing well Young lady Keep up the good work,, Integrity , trust and honesty are traits good people have , you have them and and people will follow you anywhere " - Tony
" This is great Kym.....=) keep going sista girl ♥ "- Kiley
" Totally agree sistagurl, n it's so nice to have someone like yourself who is so passionate about what you do in helping n supporting our mobs deal with the many issues they face in their everyday lives....you have a beautiful soul n you possess gr8 empathy for people...thx so much sis!! xoxo " - Wendy
" To have the courage and resiliance that you have shown, and to have come through it all and still be positive is inspiational Kym...we librans are such positive people hey??? "- Doug
" Wow... what a fantastic article. I already know you're an inspiring person, so that wasn't a surprise! The details were really interesting, particularly how you see it all connected... it's good for readers of mags like eMPOWER to hear your story and to see our successes! Go sistah!" -
" What an inspiring story Kym. You should feel very proud of what you do. I had no idea you went through that after and during school. The world would be a better place if we all had your passion to help those in need. Well done x "- Maria
" I really admire your honesty and openess. Truly amazing. Thank you. xox " - Jacintha