"The best way out is always through." - Robert Frost
The first time I met Christine, there was an instant connection. She has a comforting presence about her that is hard to explain. After only a few meetings with her, I could already see that she had a great affect on me. When talking with her, she would notice things that I would say, things I would repeat and from there she was able to find the source of my anxiety and we were able to talk through it. I still have a way to go but I honestly don't know what I would have done if I hadn't found her. She is literally a God send. - A.W.
Before the TIR, I had kept some extremely hurtful incidents closed away in a place where I didn't have to think or even talk about them. After the TIR, I began to see how holding those hurtful incidents had robbed me of some truly happy moments in my life. Now, I am chasing my dreams and not letting those dark events withhold my happiness any longer. I am seeking and doing things now with my life that before would have scared me so bad that I wouldn't take a risk or a chance at possibly failing. I am at this moment, the happiest I have been. - A.C.
The time I spent with Christine was during an intense time in my life. She literally went from not knowing me from Adam to knowing the deepest despairs of my grieving soul. In all our sessions together, she helped me sift through the many layers of grief, sadness, and downright anger I was dealing with. Her soft, yet matter of fact approach worked very well with my personality because of how it was so easy for me to stray from the focal point (my own pain). Hearing from her that it was "ok" to think and share just how I felt gave me permission to just "feel". As a wife, mother, daughter and friend it is very easy to put everyone before yourself, but I learned that I must take care of me. Her "heart work" assignments (much like homework) allowed me to continue my thought processes even after our sessions.
Many times, when I made a better decision for myself, I looked forward to my next session so I could tell Christine how proud I felt. My family and I know that without Christine I would not be able to look back and see how much I have grown, matured or recovered from that chapter of my life. Now, as I move into the next chapter I know I am doing so without bringing the excess baggage and heartache that I may have continued to carry without my time spent in her care! Christine's honest personal devotion to my well-being was so evident that I know my journey and growth positively affected her as much as it did me. - N.O.