Female, Anonymous - Norton, MA
I have learned to focus on being more mindful and to take a second to think about things before I react. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn and a lot to work on, but that working on anxiety and depression is something that won't happen overnight. I am genuinely working every day to apply what I have learned. For example, I am thinking more win-win when it comes to things that might bring me anxiety but that bring other people joy. Also, I'm gentler in my reactions with my kids and husband; I think more before I speak; I'm more mindful to reframe negative self-talk; and I am fueling my body with healthier choices.
I have become closer with God, and I reference the Bible more frequently as compared to before (I didn't even have a Bible before I started counseling! 😬) What I like best about Stephanie is her openness and ability to be honest. She is caring and doesn't enable poor behavior but helps to others with ways to react differently so they can improve their behavior.
Take a read through some of the success stories of others; if they can do it, so can you!