Helping others has been my passion ever since I went through my own personal journey of healing. My father died when I was a young child and his death changed who I was. Learning to live without him was a terribly difficult task for a young girl; I had no idea who I was and felt completely empty and alone. At the same time, I was determined to be a survivor, not a victim.
I felt trapped. Trapped in my grief; trapped in this story that was not of my choosing with no way out. I think when you have a bad childhood you are at the mercy of what happens to you. You are not the master of your own life. You have to deal with life-based on this deck of cards you were dealt, but the hurts were not ones you created.
The foundation that other people have, which sets the groundwork for a great life, is missing from the lives of people who are raised without parents.
For me, this sense of feeling lost led to a bottom as a young adult. I had to start over and make a new story for my life: one that was of my own choosing and not the one I had been handed. But I could not write this story on my own. I needed to seek help, and once I did, I gained command of my life and was able to choose the best path for me.
As an adult, I came to understand myself better and to know that I was not alone in my journey. Many people have been through very difficult times. These difficulties shape people’s lives and affect everything around them: their careers, relationships, even their ability to be good parents.
I knew that my journey would lead me to help others discover their own path. Twenty years ago, I became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and began assisting people along their own journeys. If you’re looking for a guide, I can help you.
In my practice, I often see clients who are are struggling with anxiety or depression. Some clients also have PTSD or other traumatic events they are trying to make sense of. There are some fantastic methods of recovery. For years I have been trained in techniques like EMDR, somatic experiencing and neurofeedback to help speed the healing process along.
It’s true that for many clients healing takes time and there’s very little that can be done to expedite the process, but these tools often allow clients to end their suffering and gently move into healing in the most helpful ways.
If you’re dealing with an issue like this, I would be happy to help. Please reach out by calling my office at 310-314-6933 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore the best steps forward to help heal your life.