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Dear Bonnie and Deb,

Prior to going to Kohl-Marx Counseling I felt as if my entire life was spinning out of control.  I knew my unhealthy eating habits were doing untold damage to me emotionally and physically, but no matter what I did I couldn’t get them under control. It seemed I had tried every option available but nothing seemed to help. That all changed for me after meeting Bonnie and Debbie at Kohl-Marx Counseling. Their thoughtful, educated, and sensitive approach helped me to realign my detrimental views of food and weight. They guided me through identifying the causes of my unhealthy belief systems, to creating new healthy ones, and finally to implementing and maintaining healthy changes in my life. They helped me succeed where no one else had been able to. Not only have I recovered from the physical ailments that were a result of my eating disorder, but for the first time in my adult life I am at peace with my relationship with both food and weight as well as secure in my ability to maintain those healthy relationships. 

Thank you, Kohl-Marx Counseling.

Twenty years ago, my doctor recommended that I contact a nutrition counseling service. They would put me on the right track for weight control, blood pressure reduction (which I needed badly), and a whole new way to enjoy life.

At that point, I weighed approximately 210 lbs. and my blood pressure was 210/140. My height was only 5’4” and I was not doing my body any favors by continuing on that path.

Thanks to Bonnie Marx and Debra Kohl, today I am a much happier person. My weight holds at 150 lbs. and blood pressure is 120/78. I have more energy, and at 72 years of age, I am back at practicing karate as I have for 47 years.

I thank them for their guidance. We become lost in our own little minds and do not really take a good look at how we think. I highly recommend them as they really care about those of us who have eating disorders of any kind.

Please stay with these sweet angels, because when we stumble and fall from our plan, they are the first ones to pick us up, dust us off, and get us back on track to loving ourselves. They are the best! Twenty years of connection with them does not seem long at all. You cannot find any better than Bonnie and Debbie!


Just a brief note to let you know how much I appreciate the time, effort, expertise, and caring you bring to the work we do together each week. Over the past four years I have come to understand the meaning of the word "practice" and how much I need to practice every day to successfully navigate the life journey on which we are all embarked. You have given me the tools, the program, to be successful in that journey, and every week we sit down to gauge the practice. That weekly accountability is so important to me. Without it I know myself well enough to know that over time the tools would be left on the shelf unused and the program would begin to gather dust in the recesses of my life. So, thank you for being there every week, for being patient in explaining the program and sharpening the tools once again, for giving me a pat on the back and a reset button and a boost into tomorrow.

You are a blessing to me and I want you to know that.


The Kohl-Marx Counseling Life Management Program is unique. It offers counseling that covers the major aspects of successful weight control: nutrition, and intrapersonal and interpersonal therapy.

Bonnie and Debra work with clients and help them along their personal journeys in a supportive and non-judgmental way. Because of their guidance and support I was able to shed weight, but even more importantly, I shed much of the shame and frustration I experienced around my weight issues.

I recommend this program very highly. You will learn how to choose nutritious foods, when to eat, how to understand some of the triggers that lead to overeating unhealthy foods, and how to let go of the unproductive thoughts and actions that no longer serve you.

I have been several years out of the program, but the tools I learned from Bonnie and Debra have remained useful and have helped me keep my weight under control and my self awareness strong. I am a much happier and healthier person since I worked with Bonnie Marx and Debra Kohl.