When she first entered our counseling program, Ashley* was only 15 years old and she was already in trouble for shoplifting and sneaking out of her house in the middle of the night. Her parents were distraught and didn’t know where to turn. Ashley was unhappy with who she was, angry at her parents, and not at all interested in receiving counseling. Now she loves counseling and looks forward to each appointment. In just two years, she has learned how to love herself and how to make better choices.
When asked about the growth she has seen in herself, she replied, “I know I still have a lot to learn but I am honestly so happy with the person I am today. I see such a huge difference in myself from before I started counseling and now.” Ashley is a high school senior, working two jobs and managing all of her school work. With the skills that she has learned through our counseling program, she is ready to graduate and take on the world and we are excited to see all that she will accomplish!
*Name has been changed to protect the privacy of our families.