I had came to one of the lowest points in my life. I was dealing with an alcoholic mother and a very dysfunctional family. The situation with my family was weighing heavily upon my marriage. I knew I needed guidance in order to navigate through the severity of it all. I decided to find a therapist and get some professional help.
Each week during my therapy was like a new day. I was learning the tools I needed in order to cope with an alcoholic parent. After every session I felt empowered, stronger and had the confidence to make some very tough decisions. I stopped trying to save my mother and instead I began to change myself.
What was so amazing was that as soon as I began to get healthier in my approach to my family life, my mother also found the help she needed. She is now one year sober. (Go Mom!)
My therapist was kind enough to allow my husband into some of our sessions. She understood the impact my family system was having on our marriage.
My therapy sessions turned out to be exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. My therapist kind and sympathetic, strong and straightforward, caring and firm. I am thankful everyday for the guidance and support I received, without which I truly believe my life would be very different today.
Pamela's Story is an actual testimonial from a client. The name has been changed to preserve the client's privacy. It is hoped that the story will offer insight, hope and encouragement to others who may be experiencing similar incongruities in their lives.
Thank you, Pamela, for sharing your story.