This was not exactly the learning I wanted when I went to graduate school, but the lifelong journey of becoming a therapist, is the therapy I have needed.
Still, I resisted. For several years, I didn’t want to accept that the push and pull of depression was a permanent part of me.
There is only one thing that gets me through the bipolar cycles and that is time. It is a cliché but, during my cycles, the only way is through.
After traveling with depression, I know that I am a powerful being who overcame the dragon blowing fire into my brain. I fought, and I won.
I focus my work on helping folks navigate sex and depression on their own and with their partners so that everyone feels supported and safe.