“27 sessions vs. 300 weeks of therapy”
Twenty-seven sessions later…I cannot fully express in words the gratitude I feel for Cheryl Cullen and the amazing work she does. I was suffering from agoraphobia(fear of going outside), depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and was in a codependent relationship. I had been seeing a traditional therapist prior to moving to Seattle and knew I needed to find another therapist however I happened upon a movie called “E-Motion”, and what Dr. Bradley Nelson spoke of intrigued me greatly. I went to his website to see if I could locate a practitioner within Seattle. As fate would have it Cheryl was less then a mile from me and I began seeing her a week later.
It has taken me – with Cheryl’s love, patience and perseverance – roughly 27 sessions to move past my issues from my childhood, past lives and adult struggles. I have seen several therapists over the years and have been in therapy for close to six years – almost 300 weeks of therapy! I know 27 sessions seems like a lot but compared to traditional therapy that is only 27 weeks, just a short 7 months to be completely free of panic attacks and anxiety is an amazing thing to me but to have all of my issues cleared is a miracle in my opinion! Cheryl has helped me where traditional therapy has not. I have found such peace through the work Cheryl has done. I have found forgiveness. I no longer struggle with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety or agoraphobia. I have moved past my need for codependency.
It was not always easy, with things getting worse before they got better. Initially, I thought (or rather hoped) that it would only take 3 to 5 sessions and I didn’t commit to it regularly but I am so in awe of where I am now in such a short period of time! I didn’t and in some ways still don’t completely understand what Cheryl does, or how it works but I am forever grateful. I will continue to see Cheryl on a regular basis to clear up issues that come into my life. I want to be proactive going forward and I don’t want to wait for issues to build up within me.
I look at this work as a type of vitamin regiment for my mind, body and spirit. Many of us take daily vitamins to maintain our health yet our mental health is failing and even the World Health Organization (WHO) states that “there is no health without mental health.”* I am so thankful for the work Cheryl does!
©2015 Cheryl Cullen