I was completely cut off from this world and God after losing my father and another brother, 2 of the most important persons in my life, aside from my husband and kids, just two years ago. I felt like I was falling deeper and deeper into a depression/black hole from the immense grief, and I needed a fresh approach to get through it. God gave my life a meaning in the midst of my suffering to let me know that there is a reason for all the suffering. As a result, I'm using my own experiences to explain why starting with God and therapy is a great formula, as well as the challenges I've encountered and how I overcame them.
I am not a therapist; instead, I am an advocate for mental health with firsthand experience. I've had more than five mental health disorders diagnosed over the course of my more than 15-year mental health journey. I understand how you feel and wouldn't be here if I didn't believe you can do it too. I've been through many different kinds of traumas, including losing a baby, sexual victimization, domestic violence, suicide, losing multiple, intense grief, substance abuse, police brutality, medical malpractice, and more. God kept reminding me that therapy was needed so he positioned the right type of therapist to help me unpack the pain, but before that I had to say yes and surrender to him to handle it because my way was making me more and more miserable.