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Alice Learns to Step Out of Her Comfort Zone

Lidia Harding
Blog Success Stories Youth and Family Counseliing
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Retreating into solitude

Alice* was fortunate to have a family who understood the benefits of talk therapy. Her older sister was already engaged in therapy at YES when Alice recognized that she was having a hard time handling her anxiety. With the demands of school, and increasing social anxiety, Alice felt less able to push herself beyond her comfort zone, and she began to retreat into solitude.

Building the confidence to trust herself

“When I first started, I didn’t really know what I was doing, so I mostly just ranted about stuff. But just having someone to talk to helped me begin to feel much better, and much more comfortable. Therapy has helped me realize that I already knew how to handle my anxieties, and I just had to build the confidence to trust myself,” said Alice.

New skills help Alice achieve her goals

Today, Alice is very proud that she took the initiative to seek support for her anxiety issues. Since starting Youth & Family Mental Health Counseling at YES four years ago, Alice has learned to think about where her anxiety stems from, and how to push her to achieve the goals she set for herself.


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 *At YES, we respect everyone who comes to us for support, and many are working on improving their lives. So while their stories are true, client names and images may have been changed to protect their privacy. Thank you for understanding.

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