I first contacted Stephanie seeking help for my depression. In the past, I tried many different therapies, doctors, medications, and approaches with very little relief or lasting results. After my first couple of sessions with Stephanie, she recommended I have a hormone panel done to test my hormone levels to see if perhaps some of my depression and lack of energy was the result of a hormonal imbalance. She referred me to Dr. Noah Segal for further testing and the test results showed that I do in fact have a hormonal imbalance. To address this, Dr. Segal has recommended a nutrition and supplemental protocol for me that will target and correct my hormonal imbalance.
In the meantime, I am working through a 15 session Depression and Anxiety Course (an audio and workbook course) with Stephanie. She has me completing one session of the course each week along with the exercises at the end of each chapter. In our sessions, we discuss what I have learned from each session, and Stephanie provides me additional feedback and support.
As a result, I'm finding that my internal self talk is becoming healthier and more functional. I am learning how to be assertive and find that I'm able to express my needs to others, and I say "no" when it’s necessary with much less anxiety. Also, I give myself permission now to not engage in situations that stress me out. I also started exercising more consistently which is very beneficial to my overall well-being. And lastly, my relationship with the Lord is much closer, and I'm reading the Bible more consistently. Together with Stephanie and Dr. Segal's help, I am optimistic that I will one day soon conquer my depression.