“Your coaching was amazingly helpful. You were very kind to me, and also stepped in and gave me helpful tips on my ADD. You have helped me through some of my worst times. I also appreciate your time that you spent talking to me and understanding what I am going through. That means a lot to me.” ~~ Domestic Violence Survivor IU (2/19/23)

“I am so grateful for Lena. She taught me grounding and breathing techniques that have really helped me out during my triggers. She is very easy to talk to, super sweet, and caring. She’s very informative and I have enjoyed my time with her. I wish I had more, but I’m happy with what time I have had. Thank you very much.” ~~ Domestic Violence Survivor RR (11/15/22)

“I enjoy Boundless Potential’s support group! It is a great resource for victims and a way to bond for ladies who might not have families or friends. The support that Lena provides are the roots for some women who have been isolated. Uplifting each other and reminding each other of tools for coping, all while still battling the separation process themselves. It’s nice to see survivors in a reaffirming space that guarantees safety, open ears, and advice.” ~~ Tashi Oglesby, DV/SA Advocate for YVEDDI Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (8/30/22)

“Since becoming the program director for YVEDDI Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, I have come to know Lena Shook and have gotten a great understanding of her position in helping people. She has always been supportive with individuals who have reached out for her help. She takes the time to be a great listener and then will coach the person in a positive manner to gain a better understanding to change the negativity into a positive. She has always been available to be reached for people needing help. She is an asset to our program and we are very satisfied with her commitment to helping our clients make a change.” ~~ David Smith, Program Director for YVEDDI Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (8/17/22)

“Lena has helped me immeasurably since my escape from an abusive marriage. She helped me see my value and beauty as a person, wholly deserving of a beautiful life free from abuse. The one-on-one sessions, coupled with the support group she leads with compassion and empathy, have given me the confidence I’ve needed to succeed in transitioning from a “victim” to a “survivor.” ~~ Domestic Violence Survivor HA (7/14/22)

“I thank you for what you have done for me. You are a great friend and you have the sweetest heart and you also care for your clients. I am so lucky to have you in my life. Thanks for everything that you have done for me and keep up the great work that you do for your clients. We all love you for being the person that you are…a very caring person.” Domestic Violence Survivor HU (6/30/22)

“While attending group meetings with Lena Shook, discussing everyday life circumstances, and with her knowledge of knowing domestic violence, Lena has not only coached me into knowing my life’s journey, but she has also become an awesome friend that I can call on from time-to-time. Thanks, Lena, for all you do for us women who seem to think there’s no life after domestic violence.” ~~ Domestic Violence Survivor AA (1/20/22)

“My review for Lena is that she has been very caring and empathetic to me. Every time we’ve talked, I really feel like I’m free to talk about any situation I have been through and she has given me very comprehensive advice that I can easily follow. I’ve learned a lot and understand what has happened to me, so now I feel more confident to move forward in my life. I’m so grateful for her. Thank you very much! ~~ Domestic Violence Survivor RO

“Lena is a very kind, non-judgmental life coach. She has helped me discover that I can do anything I set my mind on. She’s so willing and capable with helping others achieve any task at hand.” ~~ Domestic Violence Survivor AL

“Lena with Family Crisis is an exceptional life coach and has helped me tremendously through this very difficult time. She has a way of making you feel at peace and that you are speaking with a friend that you’ve known for a long time. She even calls to check on me at times, which I appreciate. I highly recommend Lena with Family Crisis.” ~~ Domestic Violence Survivor

“I have been consulting with Lena and the Family Crisis Council for many years concerning my situation. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue and also very personal. I feel women and families in these unfortunate and extremely traumatizing times need to not only be heard but totally understood. I’ve worked with several therapists and counselors over the years and without a doubt, I’m the most comfortable with Lena. She is very professional, but also very personable and trusting. She genuinely cares, but more importantly relates to the person who has been victimized and traumatized by the abuser. With that in mind, she has helped me move forward into not only the survivor, but in her words, the “Thriving Survivor” we all focus on becoming. It’s the hardest journey abused women go through and it takes time, patience, determination, and love and Lena Shook has demonstrated the dedication it takes and I would recommend her and her company with all the love and prayers I can give.” ~~ Domestic Violence Survivor AL

“I recently started attending a support group for Domestic Violence, where I met Lena, and learned she would be overseeing our group. She instantly put me at ease, and though I was a newcomer, made me feel a part, which was important to me. Lena was instrumental in encouraging us to share our stories, and at the same time, welcoming our involvement as we felt comfortable to share. Having gone through domestic violence herself, she is empathetic and offers good, sound advice, showing a concern for everyone’s safety. The topics of discussion each session were informative and helpful to each of us in our own special circumstances. She has the ‘human factor’ which, sadly, is often missing in many organizations. I am happy to have met her, both as a friend and advocate against the sad details entangling this season of my life. Though all of the participants’ circumstances are different, she is an inspiration to us all, knowing she came through it, and so can we. It is reassuring to know her kindness and advice is only a text or phone call away!” ~~ Domestic Violence Survivor

“I would highly recommend Lena Shook’s workshop on Domestic Violence. It is very thought-provoking and informative. The participant walks away with a better understanding of an issue that affects many families of all walks of life every day and the more we know, the better we, as a community, can help and be proactive. Lena’s own story also makes this workshop real and personal. This workshop is definitely worth attending for professionals and community members.” ~~ Bob Scofield, Ed. D., Cardinal Innovations Healthcare