In going through the process of the unknown steps over months between arrest, court, and sentencing, I met a forensic psychologist. She is my hero. With her support, I unlearned much of the unhealthy thought patterns I had lived with for decades before being put behind bars.
A profound light bulb moment was early in my treatment. She asked about my main thought during the time I suffered anorexia in my late teens through to early twenties. It was “If I don’t do this, I will not be of value.” Her very next question was about my main thought when it came to a series of poor decisions that led to breaking the law. I answered ‘If I don’t do this, I will not be of value.” I lived with the belief that I was not valued and loved for decades! WHY DID NOT GET HELP IN MY TEENAGE YEARS! I had lived in a prison of thoughts my whole life.
I hope to encourage individuals to face, open up and work through the challenges they face. These issues can affect our abilities, goals, self-esteem, sense of worth and physical health. I do not want to waste the hard lessons I have learned through experiencing an eating disorder, depression and incarceration. Our physical, mental, emotional and social health are all interrelated. I consider each of these aspects holistically and in balance, as I have put into practice in my own life. This is the basis of the services I provide.
The word brazen means to boldly and unashamedly face and overcome challenges. I aim to help you do the same
Yours in boldness,