I was going through a very challenging time after my mother passed away. Although, I was able to function with my grief, the aftermath still lingered and was causing me emotional pain and suffering. I finally decided to reach out for help. With so much happening in my life, I needed to have someone to talk with that would not pass judgement on my thoughts, feelings and actions. That was exactly what I received when I met my therapist from Impacting Tomorrow Health Center. She listened and was supportive in many ways. Caring and thoughtful beyond what I was accustomed to with other therapists. In sessions, the therapist was able to get me to see my strengths and my ability to weather the storm. Much appreciation for all that ITHC has done for me during that trying time in my life.
I was referred to Impacting Tomorrow Health Center, Co. by a friend, whom recognized that I was going through a difficult grieving period. My wife passed away as a result of an extensive battle with Cancer. I was apprehensive at first to attend therapy and didn't believe that therapy would work for me. I did however notice that I was depressed most days and cried uncontrollably almost daily. After the first year I thought this would stop but it didn't the depression got worst. After the first month of sessions at Impacting Tomorrow Health Center, I began to realize the people in my life that made life worth living. My son and my Granddaughter were highest on the list. My therapist showed me a healthy way to grieve. I still feel the pain of losing my wife, but I am in a better place because I chose to participate in therapy.
My family receives support services from many agencies who work as a team to address my son's mental and behavioral health needs. Impacting Tomorrow Health Center, Co joined our team and immediately fit in with the vision and goals that the team has been working towards. I feel supported and validated as a parent, which is not often the case for parents that have children with special needs diagnosis. The team approach has been effective for my family and the accommodation of having in home therapy has made it easier for my son to be consistent in participating in therapy. My son has grown to trust his therapist and the other members on our treatment team. This is a testament to "It takes a village".
My son recently began receiving therapy with ITHC. In two years we have tried to get him to commit to talking to therapists and he would not open up and discuss his issues and feelings. After his third session with ITHC he asked me if he could do therapy twice a week. I was shocked and relieved at the same time. We have a long way to go with regards to healing and I'm more hopeful then ever that we will be healthier in our relationships with one another. We have family therapy once a month in addition to his individual counseling weekly. This has been a tremendous help in our home.
Therapy is fun. I like the feeling wheel and face expression game that we play. My mom, dad and sister play sometimes. I learned, if I get angry, deep breaths help and also telling my teacher or another adult that I want to talk or take time out.
- D.H.Client Age 9
I love therapy and I learn why I get sad and angry and what to do if a feel bad about myself. We do art projects, role play, play games and make believe.
- D.H.Client Age 7
My family decided after 40 years, they would stop engaging me if I didn't get help. I was scared to face my addiction and was 2 weeks away from being homeless as a result of my brother telling me I had to leave his home. Impacting Tomorrow Health Center, Co. worked with me and my sister on getting me insurance coverage. Within one week I started counseling and substance abuse program. My therapist reached out for shelter resources for me as well, I wasn't mentally or emotionally prepared to be homeless. For years I denied being a substance abuser and tried to keep the severity of my illness from my family. I have been able to repair broken relationships and my next goal is too repair my relationship with my son, whom I haven't spoken with in 15 years. I saved my life by getting help.