Years ago, before mental health care was trendy I found myself in Michelle’s office upon recommendation of a friend to deal with trauma related issues. With new skill sets, EMDR, study of family of origin, the recommendation of an intensive therapy stay and group therapy with Michelle I am now present in my life. I can experience life fully and have healthy skill sets to deal with whatever comes my way. In addition, my husband and teenage children have joined me in the mental health care journey. My children have learned there is no shame in reaching out to a professional for the challenges life brings. I will forever be thankful that therapy is viewed as brave in our home and never a sign of weakness.