I can see I have made a lot of progress from therapy and working with my Everwell therapist. I know I will always be a work in progress, and life has its usual ups and downs, but now at a speed bump level, no longer ocean waves. I feel like myself again, only different; like I've learned something and am looking at life from a different vantage point.
From my childhood trauma and struggling with health issues, I have had to deal with anxiety, depression and severe pain. It was hard for me to face and cope with day to day life. Through counseling and working with some of the therapists at Everwell Health, I have found myself able to manage better.
Though, I do not wish to imply it was easy or it happened overnight. Or that I still don’t have to deal with these issues. But, with the tools the Everwell therapists have taught me, I am no longer controlled by them the way I used to be. Through their guided meditations, teaching of mindfulness and CBT techniques, and especially, our face to face talks, whether in person or online, I now can deal with those dark days when they visit and have even lessened those visits altogether.
I wanted to thank the therapists that I worked with at Everwell these past few years. Words can't really do it justice but it has made such an impact on my life. Moving to the area, seeking out therapy for the first time, seeing myself represented in my therapists, and work with them through major life adjustments have helped me grow and challenge myself in more ways than I am probably even aware of right now. I feel more comfortable with naming and sitting with certain feelings, and I feel more confident in myself to handle whatever comes next. In a year that must've been exceptionally challenging for everybody, my time in therapy at Everwell has profoundly helped me.
Therapy has helped me reflect and heal. I have made so many connections and am getting a better understanding of myself and others - of why I felt that way, or why those that hurt me may have acted that way. In gaining more understanding of my hurts, I realized I didn’t want to feel helpless or resentful anymore.
In working with my Everwell therapist, I realized I wanted to heal and move on and live a more purposeful life.