• Testimonies

  • I truly appreciate the work you do and can already see the positive effects. It really makes me happy– I think you have a unique talent for reaching people, and I am thankful that you have become a part of our court curriculum!

    Judge C.W

  • "Gary's presentations are phenomenal and make a big impact on a very personal level. Of course, personal happiness is directly related to professional happiness. The tools provided are VERY helpful to reference in the future and appealing to all types of learning styles.

    J.S. Mgmt Sephora, Corp

  • Gary!, I wanted to send a note letting you know that several clients have provided very positive feedback about your program. One of them said it's the best services offered by the DOC.

    M.C. Department of Corrections

  • Gary's great ...the class is exceptional and the best.if u wanna change or improve here's a good start!


  • great!!! the best "treatment" I've ever been a part of!

    C.O.- Program Participant

  • In the short time I've been with The Dumas Company, my experience has been insightful and inspiring. It is unlike any counseling I've received before and is helping me in all aspects of my life. Regardless of why you may require Gary's services, each session will have you feeling ready to accomplish what may have seemed impossible.

    R.W.- Program Participant

  • Gary Dumas has done something NOW for the benefit of the future


  • Gary Dumas...where do I begin...you deliver insight in so many areas and on multiple levels...with such a diverse clientele yet you reach everyone...you have given me food for my soul and fuel for my goals...you have kept it real while elevating the standard that we live by and engaging our spirit to strive for excellence...your topics are relevant and your candor is necessary and respected...you expect greatness and you instill character without ego or vanity...thank you for caring enough to be present every week and for answering calls and texts at all hours...you are a giant among men in your field...what I have absorbed from your program will be with me for life...in the dark as in the light.


  • This serves as confirmation that Mr. Dumas is an approved service provider for the Missouri Department of Corrections. There are very few people that I hold in as high regard as he and privileged because it may be a long time before I am asked to give another reference for someone as deserving of being uplifted and recognized as he is.

    B.E.- Program Participant

  • The courses provided by Mr. Dumas have been very beneficial and enjoyable for our clients. The curriculum he offers is of a level that really catches the clients’ attention and leaves them wanting to return even after they have completed. We look forward to working more with Mr. Dumas in the future.

    Drug Court

  • I work with Mr. Dumas through my role as municipal court judge for the City of Kansas City. I preside over the domestic violence docket. Mr. Dumas is an approved service provider for the court, specializing in substance abuse counseling, anger control, and emotional fitness.

    Judge C.W.

  • Based on my consistent observation of Gary Dumas’ work ethics I am comfortable expressing that Gary Dumas is certainly an individual that I support when it comes to serving others in the manner of excellence. Gary truly values people of all walks of life. Gary takes his own personal growth very serious by continuing to sharpen his skills, increase the necessary education and opportunities to further develop his abilities. For these reasons is why Gary is able to serve clients with the highest level of competence that ensures their chances of having a life impacting experience.

    Atty, A.C.

  • I just wanted to thank you again for sharing your words of encouragement on your audio book which, by the way spoke volumes... Your lecture and presentation synopsis were quite interesting and informative from the introduction to closing. It was indeed, mind captivating.

    Dr. B. Maxwell

  • The company itself and Gary Dumas is very helpful, the work that he puts in to his content for us hits home, Gary tries his best to make sure that all of the clients gets a message from his classes.


  • What I appreciate most about your program is the comfort that I have in talking with Gary, the care and concern I feel from him, the positivity!

    C.O.- Program Participant

  • I appreciate how much detail you get into and how creative you get with your lessons so everyone can understand and be a part of the class.


  • Gary I have to say I am impressed how you have inspired quite a few few people in our class. You can hear it their voices when they speak. It is really nice to see.


  • What do / did you appreciate most about this program? Leadership/ Mentoring by Mr. Dumas.. curriculum is amazing.. (eye opening) How satisfied are / were you with the program and services? 5 Is there anything that you would like to see more of? All content in the class is great, "just keep feeding me please" Is there anything that you would like to see less of? No it's all good Would you recommend this program / class to someone else? MOST DEFINITELY!


  • Today's meeting was STRONG Mr. Dumas.. I appreciate all that u do for us.. when I said "Eye opening" in my survey, Man I MEANT IT!! It was all TRUTH!! It gives me pleasure to be a part of this and NOW I see "my part" of being a part of your program! U R MY MENTOR!! And I love it!! Thank You!!


  • Thanks for all that you are doing with my clients!! They have nothing but good to say about you and the classes, they all stated that they are opening up and participating and would like to continue after completion!! This is awesome!! Sending more your way!!


  • Last night was interesting. I was attending class live online from inside the car while the wife was driving last night and we stopped at a gas station and my phone cut out and disconnected,..but then I could still hear you talking. As it turns out I was hearing you from another car so I pulled up next to the other car trying to gain service and it was ‘John’ (another program participant) I introduced myself and told him I was going to listen in until my phone reconnected. Its a small world we live in, we were way in stewartsville to look at a truck and he was there on a cab fare Anybody that participates in your program should see the value it carrys so its only a matter of time until the world gets even smaller as more people join the Dumas Company seeking out a better version of themselves. Eventually we wont be able to go out of the house without running into someone from the group.


  • Yes, C.J.RAVES about you and your class. I don’t think I ever seen someone so excited to attend anger management lol. I met with him the other day and he stated he is going to re-enroll into your program because of a series he do not want to miss.

    Probation & Parole Officer II

  • Man it was the best class I've been apart of you brought the message to a level of understanding and respect and self reflection I've never seen before and it really resonated on a personal level unlike anything I've been apart of really appreciate it all man


  • Good afternoon Gary, I want to thank you for such a unique program, and one that I was not expecting. Wednesday evenings are now something I look forward to. No matter what kind of week you had your passion and dedication shines through to make a bad week better or a good week great! You’re incredibly positive attitude and approach that is like no other truly stand out. I need to send Kelly a thank you card since with out her I wouldn’t be in attendance. Thanks for everything you do Gary as so make a difference in so many lives.


  • I was really impressed with Gary Dumas' approach to counseling. He has so much positive energy, to where you immediately put your guard down, and feel at ease. If I have to recommend anyone to any kind of counseling or treatment, this will be the only person that comes to mind for me, very professional, as well as easy going, he made counseling a great experience, instead of something that I had to do, for that he gets all five stars from me.


  • Hey Mr. Dumas I want to first of all thank you for the opportunity to be apart of the Dumas Company program. Wednesday nights was one of the best days to look forward to knowing that I would be able to see you guy’s and get my mental nutrition. We are men with similar backgrounds, meeting you gave me inspiration and motivation to keep on with the life I’m working hard for with the belief that the pay off will be great! Stay good G love you brother.


  • As I said, its been a please working with you. I enjoyed the positive vibes, good overall atmosphere and higher insight. I would definitely recommend your program and in fact actually have to a few people. Was awesome to meet you and I wish u love light and success on your journeys ahead. :)


  • So many times I see you speak to not only to the class as a whole but to individuals at the same time!


  • I appreciate all that you do for me it’s really helping me in this process and where I’m at with my life I didn’t know how much I needed the Dumas company so just wanted to let you know that as well.


  • Gary Dumas, I'm going to say honestly in the beginning of all this when I started to fill out my paperwork I thought it was just going to be a waste of time because thought I was going to know what you were going to say. And I thought I was going to be a waste of time because I just got in trouble for smoking weed. But I really am glad and honestly happy my parole officer recommended me to you. For the time we've already spent I feel like I have dramatically improved on so many aspects of my life. With not only in my marriage, my family, but most importantly in myself. It has made me do a complete turnaround with the feeling of my fulfillment that I need in my life. So thank you Jessica for helping me importing me into the right direction which is Gary's Company. The Dumas company. And this is not something I'm just saying to make anybody look good but actually saying this is change my life for so much better and this is straight from my heart thank you both so Much.


  • Hey Gary I cannot thank you enough for this topic I thought I had myself figured out. However I've learned a lot from this group because I basically had to raise myself as a child. And a lot of what you're saying hits home.


  • Here are a few words I would use to describe you: Honest, Flexible, Determined, Understanding, Unique, Compassionate and Generous

    Officer French, Missouri Probation & Parole, lead officer for KC NoVA

  • They seem to relate you. I believe your delivery/or message reached them in ways maybe others don’t. Of course I can think of three clients specifically that your services had such a positive impact on their lives. And I personally could see the differences in there attitude/behavior, they were more focused, driven and responsible. Also these clients and others have thanked me for sending them to you.

    Officer White

  • Gary has been a great inspiration and service provider for all of my clients. My clients not only learn from Gary but feel a connection with him as well. They enjoy the classes, deal with their problems and continue to go to Gary for guidance. I will continue to send my clients to Gary for substance abuse treatment. I thank Gary for all that he does.

    Officer Taylor,

  • The Dumas Company is a one of kind service provider for the community. I have heard nothing but positive thoughts and experiences about the program and about Gary as a mentor. From day one on the job, before even meeting Gary, I had clients give praise about how much of an inspiration he is and how the program has changed their lives and thought process. New referrals to the program, as well as, clients that have completed the program, all appreciate how Gary make them feel respected despite their past; how Gary invokes change in them; and how Gary makes them want to be a better version of themselves. Even the client I have that was unsuccessful with completing the program, had positive feedback and takes accountability for his lack of cooperation. He wishes he could have another opportunity because he now realizes how beneficial and unique the program is to him and how he actually enjoyed participating. In this business, clients respond to relatability. Being relatable gives an advantage other service providers do not have and Gary has it! That’s the key to being successful in changing lives. We need more Dumas Companies 

    Officer Winston

  • Thank You Sir! As always your work and communication is greatly appreciated with the humongous caseload we all have. Hearing the progress or failures from you helps us out unbelievably by not having to track down the actual truth from our Clients. Just wanted you to know that you are greatly appreciated, and every successful client you have had from us has nothing but great things to say about your treatment.

    Officer Newell

  • Sir, you have a natural ability to motivate, charge, inspire, and escalate one to improve.

    K. H. S. Regional Administrator, Missouri Probation & Parole

  • I feel the Dumas company and Mr. Gary has been a great experience simply because it gives me the chance to voice my opinions on situations and also give me a chance to have a outlet speak my thought and I also get to take in some positive feedback although it just been 3 weeks of the course I feel that in such little time I have learned and gain great knowledge about how to control emotions & to use my voice more then I did before.


  • I would say that I’m thankful for these weekly meeting during this process I have found out a lot about myself and I’m learning how to deal with situations better with every meeting I look forward to the weekly class because it’s like going through a good therapy session with someone who is actually listening to how you feel instead of just going by the book


  • Hey Gary, I just wanted to check with you and confirm the number of classes I have left. I know it’s just one or two or more. I think next week would be my 12th but I had missed a week, so I’m kind of unsure. Man, I gotta say, it’s kind of bitter sweet approaching the end of this deal. On one hand it’s a milestone towards completing my parole at the end of this year.... finally, I’m around 9 months from completing a 6 year sentence. But on the other hand, I’ve gotten to where I look forward to this group every week. Never fails to leave me contemplating things about my personal life from a different perspective. Anyways, I just wanted to say thank you for all the time and energy you put towards this, and for letting me be a part of it.


  • I found that what you said about we are the ones who decide how long a season last to be interestingly true, and painfully right. The truth is i sometimes. Would rather not feel the pain and that's. What causes a lot of my problems. Thanks because you brought that to the surface now I am the one who has to take a stand , and do what needs to be done.....


  • I appreciate all of the knowledge and self awareness you have taught me about myself. At first I was ashamed to have to complete an anger management course. As I got to know my class mates, listened to you opening up about your past and keeping it real from day one I looked forward to Wednesday’s. I’m glad I was able to meet you in my lifetime Mr.Dumas , I just wish it could had been under better circumstances.Thanks for everything


  • Just want to say you’re a positive influence in my life in the right direction where I’m going I appreciate you from the bottom my heart brotha. Your philosophy how do you think is evil genius I think everybody’s not only in your program but in the world needs to hear from Mr. Gary Dumas when someone like yourself can make a big 6‘10“ man cry and be emotional and open up to show his feelings it means a lot through trials and tribulations I love how you express your faith without imposing it on others because without him we would be nothing keep motivating and inspiring you’re a true motivator and I thank you as well as I think God for placing you in my life means a lot.

    J.G. ex NBA player

  • Hey I actually enjoyed your class and learned a lot about THC that I didn’t know and I’m glad I was able to learn that so thank you for that and you seem like a person I could talk to if I ever needed sun advise and more so I will make sure to keep contact with you for future references ..again thank for letting me join your class and I’m looking forward to reaching my goals in life


  • I enjoyed the class and put some thought into the ending question and I think with everything I’ve had going on I haven’t been motivated to do my art as I usually do which for me is something that usually and often brings me peace and relaxation so I believe I’m going to get back to doing that. Just have been feeling very depressed hurt alone and somewhat incomplete with the loss of my significant other. Grieving I guess and made a choice that I knew was negative and honestly didn’t enjoy smoking at all so again I think I’ll get back to doing art as a healthy alternative to using/smoking marijuana.thank you for your time and the class.


  • Thank you for the work you do. I really like the classes and they are very insightful and leave me thinking about it into the week.


  • Mr Dumas I have thoroughly enjoy and receive so much from every class I have participated in. I’ll be there next Wednesday of course because I enjoy your class and everything you stand for. I respect you to the highest thank you for the time you put into us all.


  • Afternoon Gary, I enjoyed the class was quick and to the point. You are a good speaker and listen to others speak and don’t look down on their comments or situations.


  • I wanted to find time to give you genuine feedback. So anyways, sending you over my personal "review" of the experience in the next text. Thanks again for everything! Initially coming into the Dumas program, my expectation was set a bit above average because I had been told of it's reputation to be successful for individuals struggling with a variety of issues. With that being said ... I still found myself often surprised how many classes or conversations I related to so directly, and how many times I heard something that I NEEDED. There was a balance of validation and discipline that was extremely valuable to me to be apart of.


  • Thank you for having such a wonderful heart for the men and women you assist! You make such a positive difference in their lives and, by extension, in our community.

    Dr. Jenkins

  • Hey Gary! I actually really enjoyed the presentation. You are incredibly well spoken and relatable, kept my attention and even opened my mind to think differently. I appreciate how you are inclusive and don’t speak down on others. I felt comfortable and well informed afterwards. My fiancé even listened in and it opened up good conversations for us. Thank you for your time yesterday.


  • I just wanted to mention what I thought about a couple things. One is about the frontal an rear parts of the brain how they work together like getting high all the time an believe your making the right decision even when others try an convince you it's not but also those choices becoming a habit. Another is what I see you're tryin to do is like if you're constantly smoking or whatever people fancy to get dopamine to produce. Your not living your best life if you're unable to produce that dopamine naturally an always needing to find something that makes you happy if that makes any sense lol but wanted you to know you didn't waste you time that I actually learned some things an it's got me thinking lol thanks


  • Your class is by far a positive experience!! Definitely has ALOT OF KNOWLEDGE AND UPLIFTING INFORMATION in it that’s needed for us “battling ourselves”. Keep sharing good brother and stay blessed!! I will be back in the near future at my own will. Until then, my goal is to stay focused and unravel my rope(life) one knot(situation) at a time!!!! I had to go thru a reverting situation in order to realize how much I had to live for in order to change and stay away from the street life period. Luckily I got back out from charges being dropped by state. Unfortunately I may still have to face the feds for my charge but until then. I’ve FULLY DEDICATED MY LIFE TO REBUILDING ME. The changes I’ve made so far have been monumental and I’m finding that sometimes you have to ask strangers/unthinkable people (my po, mother n law) for help that you least expect in order to get to where you need to be in life!! Extend my Gratitude to the class and tell them 12 weeks goes by fast but opportunities may go by faster so ITS TIME FOR THAT SELF LOVE TO TAKE THE LEAD!!!


  • I thought you taught a great class with informative information. Professional and let us talk if wanted


  • Signing up and getting started was quick and easy and the presentation was straight to the point and clear thanks Gary!.


  • Gary!! Brother I want you to know I don't know if your energy and vocabulary or me just hungry for change but damnit man that hour made me feel better about things that has been on my heart and mind for months! So I want to express my appreciation for you allowing me the opportunity to be apart of what your doing for us its truly awesome!! Thanks Gary for real !