Thank You, Stacey. I Could Not Have Done It Without You.
In 2011, I was at my wits end. I had just about every anxiety symptom. I was in pretty bad shape. I had researched and looked at anxietycentre.com’s website for months. I’m so glad I finally made the decision to call.
Stacey was so easy to talk to, listened to what I had to say, and together we dealt with my core fears and issues. He was very understanding but never let me get away with anything. He gave me homework and tips on how to recover. I looked forward to our sessions and liked that he really understood me where no one else could. I felt better after every session.
It took me three years to graduate. But during that time, I wasn’t anywhere close to where I was when I started. I improved steadily. I understood and applied the techniques he had given me to work on but it was something that he told me in our last session that finally clicked and I new exactly what I needed to do. Since then, things have been so different. The symptoms I have felt are very minimal, if any, and I have started living and enjoying my life again. I am happy and I am no longer thinking of my symptoms. I am thinking of what exciting fun things I am going to do today. I appreciate the big things in my life now, the birds singing, sunrises and sunsets, walks in the park, and take time for me now. My family and friends have noticed the difference and participate now, not just sit back. I have noticed I think less and less about the symptoms which were the focus of my life in the past.
Thank you so much, Stacey. You have aided me in getting my life back. And now, I am enjoying it one day at a time. I could not have done it without you. I finally feel capable in handling whatever journey my life takes.
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated September 3, 2018.