I first met Terry at a very precarious time in my life, I had given up on myself, had daily thoughts of ending it all, and felt like I was a prisoner in my own mind. I saw no hope in anything, and knew that had I continued on the trajectory I was on, things would not have ended well. I cannot begin to describe to you the dark place I was in.
My battles with depression have been life long, and I had seen countless psychiatrists, therapists, and had attempted numerous types of psychotherapies such as DBT, CBT, Individual and Group Counseling etc, and was prescribed a litany of medications that seemed to do nothing but mask the pain, nothing seemed to work or sink in. I had all but given up on the notion of “getting help” or “getting better” when I was introduced to Terry.
At first, I must admit I was highly skeptical of the techniques Terry was introducing me to, as I had never heard of Internal Family Systems before. But with Terry’s guidance, patience and and support I began to feel changes in myself. I began to heal, I began to reconcile with those voices that were self destructive and understand myself, my pain, and my trauma in a way that I never imagined possible. While my journey is far from over, and perhaps for the first time in my life I feel hope, I feel a sense of peace, a feeling I had all but forgotten and given up on. Meeting Terry has been a blessing, and there’s no other way to say this other than the man saved my life. I can’t emphasize this enough but it’s been a life changing experience.
Whats been most impactful to me is that Terry has helped me develop the tools and techniques I needed to better understand myself, and cope with the issues I was dealing with from my past. He’s been nothing but kind, non-judgmental, understanding and supportive. He’s created a safe place where I felt comfortable discussing some of the worst parts of my life, share some
of the most painful memories I have, and guided me through the complex web of emotions I had like I’ve never experienced before.
In short, if you are contemplating starting your own journey with Terry, rest assured you are in excellent and capable hands, and I can only hope that you find as much success as I have. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you.