Going to counseling was one of the best decisions I've ever made in life and I'm grateful and thankful that I was paired with DaShawn.
I began therapy at a time when I felt that I was unraveling due to all of the sudden changes I was experiencing at one time.
During my time with DaShawn, I was able to change my way of thinking and my outlook on situations that are not in my control.
Working with DaShawn did not feel as if I was in a counseling session. It felt as if I was confiding in someone that I truly trust, who had the ability to guide me through very tough times. I looked forward to my sessions with DaShawn and the wisdom that was imparted to me during each session. She held me accountable as well as provided me with the necessary tools for me to be successful in whatever I choose to do.
Sometimes you can't see your way forward, up or out! That's why I felt like I needed to talk to someone. I was overwhelmed with grief after the loss of my mother and didn't know what to do with the feelings of anger, disappointment and loss that I was experiencing.
Meeting with DaShawn was definitely the best thing that I had ever done up to that point. She helped me understand my feelings, as well as helped to identify areas that I struggled in that seemed to further complicate my ability to move forward.
I am so grateful that I met with DaShawn when I did. Before I met with her, I felt like I was in a cloudy fog, despondent and just floating through my existence. Now, I can see my way forward and I feel that the sun is shining a bit brighter again.
Mr. & Mrs. C.
Mr. C - Before we met with DaShawn, we were on the verge of splitting up for good. As a matter of fact, the only reason I agreed to go to counseling was to be able to say that I had tried everything and complied with what my wife wanted.
In our first session, DaShawn was able to point out my issues with conflict, lack of confidence and inability to communicate. Needless to say, I felt a little vulnerable and exposed. She made me feel protected and comfortable enough to admit to and work on my short comings.
Mrs. C. - Even in that first session, DaShawn was able to get right to some of the issues we were having and she made us feel like we were normal and that things could get better if we worked hard and really wanted it to.
She was right. DaShawn mediated some tough discussions which allowed us to become better individuals and a better couple!
We still remind each other of the strategies we worked on in sessions and we really appreciate her skills and willingness to handle such a tough situation with such grace and determination.