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my own—and, I wondered, what would people think if I sought help? I did
call. They were very friendly, even cordial, and we ended about talking
about the law. I felt safe to go in and get help. Maybe I just needed some
practice advice and everything would be great. The first visit began that way
and then it shifted to me, my drinking, my pattern of anxiety, my worrying
and my thinking in general. I’m not sure what happened but I left that first
session feeling better and more optimistic.
That one session began a period of self-exploration and self-discovery. I
worked on changing some unworkable beliefs about myself and about life.
I discovered the critic I lived with; I always thought I would fail or others
would discover I was inadequate. I heard about “the imposter syndrome”. I
had a big, relentless case of that. I had to work on identifying my purpose,
in life and in my practice, and defining my values. I could be less critically
judgmental and more purpose-driven. My life got easier. I was referred to a
therapist to help with some childhood issues and some deep patterns I had
LAPBC helped me create a team to support me, and I eventually got a
coach to hold me accountable for both my personal growth and my professional
and business growth. I am very grateful that LAPBC was there for me
when I was stuck and has helped me as I have progressed. They helped me
develop in all ways and, yes, my anxiety is gone, at least mostly; I do not
have to drink to socialize or to date; and I am once again productive and
happy at work.
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