“As someone who had been to multiple therapists and psychologists from an early age through young adulthood, I was skeptical of the actual benefits of counseling. My prior experience of therapy left me feeling like a “number” and consistently misunderstood. Due to these experiences, I was hesitant to trust these counselors and never actually bought in, but rather said what I felt was right, nodded my head in agreement to whatever they suggested, only to find myself back where I started; depressed, anxious, and self-medicating with numerous substances.
In my first session with Travis, I was surprised. There wasn’t a litany of questions or any shuffling through the DSM-5. Instead, Travis just wanted to get to know me, and in turn, wanted to share his own story and struggles with me. Travis’ innate ability to take a vested interest in myself and meet me where I’m at, allowed us to form a bond and sense of trust that I hadn’t experienced in most of my relationships with friends or even family, let alone with a counselor.
By no means did Travis “cure” me; I don’t think any counselor ever has cured anyone in my predicament. Yet, Travis walked with me through my struggles, celebrated my successes, and respected my well-being enough to challenge me and tell me what I needed to hear, rather than some spiel in an effort to keep me on-board or let me down softly. Regardless of what you may be struggling with, I would recommend Travis to anyone in search of living life in truth, hope, and happiness.”