I first contacted Stephanie seeking help for my depression in April of 2019 after having been recently released from a psychiatric hospital. 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 did in fact have a hormonal imbalance. To address this, Dr. Segal has recommended a nutritional and supplemental protocol to target and help correct this imbalance.
In the meantime, Stephanie began working me through a 15 session Depression and Anxiety Course (an audio and workbook course) that I just recently completed. Throughout our sessions, we would discuss what I learned from each session, and Stephanie would provide 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 I'm able to express my needs to others in a healthier way, and I say "no" when necessary with much less anxiety. Also, I give myself permission to not engage in situations that stress me out. I no longer have the suicidal thoughts that I once struggled with. 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.
Recently, Stephanie asked me, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being completely healed from depression and anxiety), how would I rate my overall progress since the start of our time together, and I gave myself a score of 7-8! Together with Stephanie and Dr. Segal's help, I have made tremendous progress.