How BetterHelp Helped Me To Be A Stronger Mother And Confident Woman - Rebecca

Updated January 10, 2023by BetterHelp Editorial Team

Prior to BetterHelp, I had tried in-person counseling provided by the Health & Social Services Authority. The experience was supportive, uplifting, and relieving; however, beside the rushed time management factor (as it was a fly-in service and clients had a limited time in session), the service became unavailable. I was in a toxic, narcissistic marriage at the time and needed to continue the help not to fall back into my "dark place" as I would describe it, and when the worse came in separation, I was distraught, torn, broken, and panicking. Knowing the in-person counseling was unavailable, I would use the 1-800 Help Line in our territory, which helped me, but I needed more. I was on Facebook scrolling when I came across the BetterHelp ad offering online counseling services. At first glance, I was skeptical, but I was desperate and willing to try anything.

After reading a few reviews I decided to give it a shot to help with anxiety, depression, addictions, childhood trauma, and relationships issues. I have been working with my counselor, Brad Burklow, since November 2015, and I have improved so much since first signing up. 

I am now at a place in life where I can comfortably say that if anything negative were to come my way, I would be stronger, more confident, and stand my ground, whereas before I would be passive and avoid confrontation by agreeing. My counselor helped me improve my specific situation by addressing each emotion or issue/problem... I've learned breathing and grounding techniques, communication in confrontation, understanding attachment styles, and clarification in values.

The biggest achievement I've made as a result from counseling with BetterHelp is [to understand] how much strength I have as a single mother of two, confident in love again as I am now in a healthy and loving relationship, and to live in the moment, not dwelling on the past.

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