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My experience with Thrive started approximately 16 months ago. I came to a point where I knew that I needed guidance and help. I was burdened with guilt to an extent that I had never experienced, and it was consuming my day to day life. It was in my nature to resist change, ignore weakness, and not ask for help. All are important, but the third is the most important. I had a long list of counselors to pick from. So I picked one to call first. That phone call established much more than I would've ever thought, and changed my life for the better, helped me maintain my path through bad times, and made something click in my brain that brought back personal interests and values that I had lost along the way. I've never made a statement like that in my life until now. Together we dug myself out of the whole that I was masking from co-workers, friends, family, and all. After about seven months in, I hit a realization that I'd never been happier in my adult life. This took dedication to the process. If you do not focus on positives, while accepting and facing the negatives, you won't get better. That thought process was, is and will remain a necessity in my day to day life. It took time, self awareness, and empathy. So what happens from there....? Life hit me even harder than ever before. Within a seven week window, the combination of circumstances caused the worst pains of my life thus far. Initially, it broke me down. The first 3 of 7 months were brutal, but positive thought was always present no matter how bad the day or week had been - very minimal at times, but it was there. I wouldn't take the period of struggle back for anything, because I faced it. I learned more about myself than any period of my life, what I could handle, and our ability to keep moving forward. My counselor is the only reason I figured this out. Because I asked for help almost a year prior, established a connection with my counselor, put all cards on the table, I was able to come out of a hole - guilt. Then six months later, get knocked into a deeper hole, bc that's what life does. While it was the worst time ever in the moment, it was the best time in terms of mental health, strength and growth. The most important thing I can say is the following - I know that life is going to hit me with terrible moments again. There will be unfortunate circumstances, loss, mistakes made, and on and on. However, I don't worry about it, because of two things primarily. I can accept that certain things you cannot control, and that I will handle whatever it is, get through it, support the others effected, and move forward. My appreciation of perspective that I've gained through my counselor will be instilled in me for the rest of my life and the gratitude I extend is in the hope that whoever is reading this, if you think you might need help, then you do need help, and you need to take action as I did.
I have known Mr. Caffee for over 10 years. In that time I have observed him to be a man of character, strength, clarity, and fairness. He has demonstrated that he is able to accurately assess, diagnose, and treat a wide array of mental health issues with a diverse population. He is a compassionate therapist with a gift of bringing clarity to the issue at hand. This helps him get to the root of the issue, and solve problems effectively and quickly. Ultimately this serves to be a very useful set of traits that helps clients live a healthier and more productive life. I highly recommend him as a therapist, and would feel comfortable referring him to those close to me. Mike Lyons, LFMT
The Lilac Center and the work of Marsha Linehan has given me hope for the first time in years. The Lilac Center is structured in a way that reflects the true spirit of DBT, with it's clinicians expertly trained and deeply committed to the process and foundations of mindfulness. I'm a licensed mental health professional and experiencing this process has helped me as a human being on all levels. I bought into the stigma of what "type" of individual would go to a center like this - even as a mental health professional I allowed the stigma to keep me from getting the help I so desperately needed. I was referred to the Lilac Center after struggling for years with mental health issues. I'm 51 years old and have struggled silently for years - keeping up with my career, raising a child and having relationships. As with most people, some relationships survived, while others did not. My ongoing difficulty with distress tolerance and emotion regulation often ended relationships while initiating unhealthy ones. To others, I seemed to "have it all together". My apparent competence gave way to complete break-down in functioning at two points in my life. During the first one I didn't have the clinical support of the lilac center and during the second one, I did. I've been exposed to some highly skilled clinicians throughout my career and I thoroughly endorse the Lilac Center, the clinicians and the supportive culture. I'm thankful for the peers in my group that remind me that I do not travel through darkness alone and that we have an opportunity to learn skills that may ultimately save our lives someday.
It's an honor to be able to do this small thing for Rachel Asbury as a thank you for all that she has done for me. She has been my guide, anchor and counselor through some of the roughest times of my life. She is intuitive, compassionate, understanding and professional with me and has helped me to trust, and understand how to proceed through the murky waters that are my life. I feel that I am stronger and more able to move forward. It takes courage but she has assisted me in finding my own strengths and has been my support on the road towards mental health and a more productive life in both work and with my family. I will survive and she has been my guide to understanding how to do just that.
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I have been working in the mental health industry for the past 17 years and then I realized something. My clients were strinet. No one was getting better, in fact some had even lost ground. That was when I put my foot down. I truly help people. Your goals become my goals, your objective become my object.