Client Reviews

Reviews for Nationwide Crisis Intervention Specialist Brandon Knauss

Reviews From Our Clients

VIP has received many compliments and testimonials from the families we have assisted. We are extremely thankful for the time they have taken to write kind words for our group. In such a difficult time, we made it easier to find our testimonials and the information you need in one spot. Below, you can read through our recommendations from former and present clients. It is our honor and privilege to have the opportunity to help your family begin the healing process. We graciously invite you to read through our clients' stories.

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Review from T.S.  |  Source: Other  |  Sep 08, 2020

Dear Brandon, Debbie, and everyone at VIP recovery, In October of 2018 I contacted you to help me get my daughter out of a bad drug situation with a friend she had in High school. My plan was to hA e you guys fly here in N.C. and take her to Florida to treatment. We had discussed coming the first week of November. I had sent my sister a message on Facebook messenger explaining to her our plans. The next morning my daughter crawled through my sister's doggie door to use her computer and my sister had left the message up. My daughter read it and realized that you guys worked with Dr. Phil. That night she messaged me and asked me if I could find her a place to get help. I told her she had until 5:00 the next night to be at my house packed to leave. I never mentioned you guys to her. The next day at 4:55 she showed up with bags packed to get on a plane. She spent 30 days in treatment and told me that because of you guys and that message she read she realized people did care about her. She tells people to this day that although you never had to come you were a big part of her going. She now has 23 months clean and went back to school and works in law enforcement. She constantly counsels with people struggling with drug addiction and tries to help get them into rehabs. I can’t begin to tell all of you how much I appreciate what you are doing and the impacts you are having on people's lives. Keep doing what you are doing and God Bless you all. Tina and Brooke Slaughter More

Review from V.S.  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

"Dear Brandon, I have followed you on the Dr.Phil show from the very beginning to present. Having said that, little did I or my family know that one day we would have a son/grandson in the very same predicament. We personally want to commend you for the good place that you are in now. With knowing what we know from own experience, we know it has been a tough journey for you and your family as well. Your story has been so inspirational to us and we have had the opportunity to actually have counseling with your Mother on the telephone. Who would have ever thought? So we thank you both so much for sharing your stories and will continue to keep you all in our prayers. We also continue to pray that our son/grandson will have a happy ending as well, although we know we have a long way to go. Thank you so much for your time and sharing!" Virginia More

Review from M.Q.  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

"Dear Debbie & Brandon, There are not enough words to express my gratitude for what you two did for my son and my family. We were a family in crisis and needed guidance. Your care, compassion and concern for all of us was so genuine. Your connection with us was amazing. Debbie, as a mother that has gone through the pain with her own son, you touched me in a way that is indescribable. Brandon, having been in my son's situation yourself, your calming and caring personality brought peace to our family. I truly believe that if we had contacted someone other than you two, we would still be battling to get my son to a recovery facility. As soon as we met, I had a sense of calmness go through me. The moment you both walked into our house, I knew it was going to be okay. Any doubt that I had about my son accepting treatment went away. You two are TRULY amazing and down to earth people that we will never forget! I thank God everyday for sending you to us! Thank you for going public with your story and for sharing your ability to help others around the world. Your knowledge and diligence taught us more than we ever knew about addiction. You are truly my guardian’s angels! Because of you, my son is recovering and for the first time in a long time, I see a bright future for him! I love you both with all my heart!" More

Review from KR  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

"Debra, it was one week ago today we spoke on the phone and you saved my daughter’s life. I cannot find the words to express my feelings of gratitude. Thank you so much. You and Brandon will be forever in my prayers for blessings and the most joyous lives. You both are truly doing God's work finding and saving his lost sheep. God Bless you always. If you ever need any help day or night with anything 'I mean it' I will always be there for you. Love and Blessings for you always." K.R. - California More

Review from RR  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

"I followed your son's story on Dr. Phil. As a Mother myself, my heart went out to you and felt your pain. My daughter was killed in 2008 (car accident) - so I am so pleased for you that your son survived and that he has used those experiences to help others." R.R. More

Review from ML  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

"Hi Debbie and Brandon, I watched you both with Dr. Phil perform your magic on 9/22/10 with Nick and his family. Brandon, you are more amazing than ever! Every day that goes by, I still think of you and everything you did for my family. Watching the show continues to give me hope. You both will always be my ANGELS. I hope this finds you well. I send my love and the best to you both. God bless you." M.L. - Missouri More

Review from KP  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

"Dear Debbie, I want to thank you and Brandon from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for us. The care, concern, and compassion that you showed from the very first phone call to following up after the intervention has been amazing. The constant contact and encouragement has meant the world to me. You were my lifeline to get my Son the help he so desperately needed. Your first hand knowledge about the disease of addiction was impressive to say the least. Brandon has the gift of connecting with young people and you have the gift of helping Mothers like me. You and your son, Brandon, make an incredible team. You are our Angels. Keep up God’s good work. We will never forget your kindness and are forever grateful." K.P. - New York More

Review from SH  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

"Dear Debbie and Brandon, Please know how grateful our family is to have received your professional help for my brother. As you know, we as a family did not possess the tools necessary to effectively provide the support or roadmap he desperately needed to get onto the road toward recovery. Your ability to take an emotionally strained family, agonizing over the past and afraid of the future, and turn them into a group of people with purpose was impressive. Your knack with balancing sensitive family issues while treating people with dignity and respect is commendable. Your experience, organization, and passion made executing an effective intervention plan possible. Not only did our family leave the intervention feeling empowered that we can make a difference, but more importantly you were able to reach my brother and send him on his journey of recovery. "I can honestly say that after working with you I felt, 'now there goes two people who are on fire to change the world for the better.' Thank you for recognizing your gifts and talents and using them to help others. We appreciate all that you have done for us." S.H. - Arizona More

Review from DL  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

"I just wanted to take a moment and thank both you and Brandon for all your help this past weekend. What you do is so amazing and I will be forever grateful for your help in getting my daughter the help she so desperately needed. Brandon is quite a remarkable man; he made a huge impact on my daughter! I still can't believe we were so fortunate to have you both with us this past weekend. From the way you just happened to pick up my sister's telephone call, to being available the weekend I was flying my family to ......, to getting ......on board - someone up there had a "hand" in all of this. .... Is not happy with me right now - she's angry because I pulled her away from her birthday and Christmas with the family. That's OK, I know it's not my daughter talking and at least I know by getting her to ...... now, she WILL be with me and the family next year." D.L. - Illinois More

Review from TS  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

I feel enormous respect for you Debbie and Brandon, and your work as specialists in the field of addiction and recovery. Your compassion and your expertise, to be calm in the eye of the storm, builds momentum. Together as a family you show what love is, and sometimes, love is courage. Brandon I'm glad you’re alive, and Debbie and Doug, I'm glad you took Brandon seriously and reached out to Dr. Phil. Brandon, I'm happy you are using you talents and dynamic personality to inspire and to lead others, especially for boys and men in our communities. As a mother against impaired driving and as a teacher, I wholeheartedly support your efforts. T. S. - California More

Review from B.P.  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

"Debbie, words cannot express our gratitude for what you, Brandon, and the entire production staff has done for ...... and our family. Life truly is amazing, thru the power of prayer and the trust that we have in God he sent us you for help in one of our greatest times of need. We felt so powerless, and then somehow God sent you into our lives with a message of hope for our son, ........ I thought I was a strong guy until I met you, but I have truly met one of the strongest women I have ever met in my life. Thank God you took charge and forever changed the destiny of your son Brandon’s life. He is truly an incredible man to have overcome such odds and I know how much you love him and he loves you. Our prayers were truly answered this weekend as you took time away from your family to try and save our sons life and we will be forever grateful for that. Debbie you are a wonderful lady with a great message to the world that thru perseverance there is hope for everyone suffering from addiction. I have thru this process this weekend learned one more powerful lesson that was reinforced so strongly this weekend that the power of love is unstoppable, and always brings out the best in all of us. Love for one another has and will continue to be the greatest message of hope that we offer any one in a time of need. Thanks so much for your expression of love for our family. You were right I feel like I was hit by a Mack truck when I awoke this morning. I have been sitting at my desk this morning with my sunglasses on because my eyes look so bad. My door is closed and I have just been weeping from all that has happened. I feel relief, sadness, and happiness and have never felt like this before. I found myself this morning while unloading ....... golf bag, smelling his worn clothing, and I said to myself what is wrong with you. I look forward to the day I can smell him again in person because of your kindness. Debbie please don’t hesitate to call on me for anything that I can do for your organization, or your family I will be there for you just ask. May God richly bless you for the work that you are doing." B.P. - New Jersey More

Review from J.T.  |  Source: Family Reviews  |  Sep 26, 2019

"Debbie and Brandon (Wow, what a team) With their combined talents of strength, organizational skills, patience, kindness and passion; timeless efforts and persistence...when you thought that all was lost, they put it out to the universe to let the greater powers that be take charge..and take charge he did." - Michigan More

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