“Sometimes in life a person finds herself wandering around in a dark room. No matter how hard she tries, she just can’t find the light switch. She bumps into things and finds herself bruised and ready to give up. But with the blessing of God, someone comes along with a flashlight and sheds a little light on her dark world. It happens gradually, but everything begins to come into view. Everything she sees may be no good, but she can face them because she’s no longer alone.

Because of Dr. Armstrong and her flashlight, I am no longer fumbling around in the dark. Therapy has been a long and, at times, an extremely painful process. I don’t know if I would’ve been able to commit to the work if I had been under the care of another person. The best part of therapy for me is that Dr. Armstrong allows me to process at my own pace…she doesn’t push. If an issue arose that I didn’t want to discuss, we didn’t discuss it. However, it was not dropped. She just had a way of gently redirecting me so that I was able to confront and deal with the issue in the way that was best for me.”

29 year-old woman struggling with depression