I just wanted to express my appreciation and let you know what a positive impact you have had on my life! You have inspired me to look hard at myself and rediscover the “real” me. For 17 years I had been somewhat molded into what someone else wanted me to be. I had buried myself in someone else’s addiction, my kids, work and anything else I could find to keep the focus off of myself. I was once carefree, worry-free, and an optimist. Little by little I had let my “true self” go.  After my marriage fell apart I have spent the last 3 years just existing, looking for the next fix, someone, or something to fill the hole inside me. Gus you have given me a new view on life! I am finally taking the steps to get back into life again! It’s an ongoing process that I know, but a little helping hand (or kick in the butt depending on the day) through the journey has made such a difference. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I can not tell you how much your kind words and listening to my “issues” has meant to me! Keep up the good work my friend! There are many many more lives to touch!

Lisa H.


Dear Gusto,

I am writing to thank you for helping me to make a quantum leap in my life. Without regurgitating the details of my life and it’s ensuing problems, let me state that you have been singularly instrumental in helping me to develop the guts, fortitude, and stick-to-it-iveness to actually face and conquer my demons instead of simply wanting to but being frozen in fear. You are giving me the tools for my toolbox to help me to make the changes I need to make and move on, instead of wallowing in my failures. You have a great knack for putting into words what others can only make beautiful platitudes bout. You jump in and show a person how to apply those life altering truths. You have assisted me in making a shift by teaching me how to do the work to do so. Your counseling with me has been downright compelling and I want to thank you for helping me to change the direction of my thinking. It is from this point that all meaningful change ensues; and I am grateful to you for actually showing me that instead of simply saying it. Instead of simply considering me damaged and treating me as such, you have taken me on and given me practical help in problem solving in my life. I can never thank you enough. I now look forward to many positive changes and hope to be able to continue along this road, because of your teaching instead of mollycoddling. A part of this teaching is through music and visuals, all of the senses are employed. This makes any lesson go deeper and truly be learned, by impressing all of the senses. Also, it makes the work much more pleasant to undertake and complete.

Thank you Gus. ღ (◠‿◠) ♥….God Bless you!

Jacki F.