During a tumultuous time in early 2020, I was experiencing severe depression, anxiety, and Complex PTSD. After doing a bit of research, I found Dierdre Bonner and began my journey of healing. My history is one fraught with childhood sexual abuse, parental narcissistic abuse, emotional neglect, and multiple sexual assaults in my adulthood. Due to this, I have always struggled with extremely low self-esteem, low self-worth, and suicidal ideation. When I found Dierdre, I felt broken and was unsure that I could even be put back together again. I just knew that I wouldn’t survive if I didn’t reach out to someone for help.
Dierdre has helped me to not only survive, but to also thrive. Since working with her, I’ve made significant changes and improvements in my life, and I can actually envision a future for myself. For the first time in my life, I am in a healthy, stable, and loving relationship. I am making great strides in my professional career, and I have managed to sever ties with those who have caused me unimaginable pain and distress. I have learned how to be more proactive and assertive, pushing through fears and social anxiety to achieve my goals. Most importantly, I have learned to truly love and value myself and my abilities - all things I attribute to Dierdre’s encouragement and expertise. I always enjoy our sessions and often refer to her among friends as my “therapist auntie”. I am truly grateful for all of the help and support she has provided me, and I urge others to seek out her assistance for their own healing as well. Thank you Dierdre!
For those of you that have been to therapists in the past...forget everything you've experienced! I am 58 years old and have been carrying my burden for most of those years and have had therapist after therapist that have never enlightened me as to why I can never get my life right, I was judged, condescended to and I was told I am not putting enough effort to my recovery. that said I was at my wits end when by the grace of God I found this incredible woman who not only pointed out a flaw in my thinking process but had compassion and knowledge that you don't get from a book or degree. I have changed my whole way of thinkin now..I am clean, have a great job that I love ,am advancing rapidly and have a meaningful relationship for which I now know I deserve all those things..This woman can truly help you..she is gifted and can show you how to live your best life.. I recommended her to several people and they all say the same..if you thought you had therapy before..you will be amazed at level of commitment this woman has.. do not waste this opportunity to heal...
Thanks to Deirdre, I’m the person I am today. I’m not perfect but I have came a long way since before I met her. She’s not only professional but very transparent. I love that she makes things very comfortable for being a first timer on seeking therapy. This is something I never thought I would do or need but it was one of the best decisions of my life. Thanks to Deidre I have grown and bettered in many ways. Nothing like looking forward to your sessions, it’s something I was always excited about. I don’t know where I would be if we hadn’t crossed paths. I’m beyond thankful she was my therapist and I would choose her all over again. She’s a beautiful soul inside and out.
Deirdre is outstanding. I first started counseling 3 years ago due to a self-harming issue. I came from an abusive home and began to have these issues when I was 11, my legal guardian made me start going to therapy when she realized the extent of my problems. Through my journey I have had many therapists and none of them seemed to get through to me. I was always uninterested in therapy and dreaded going to my sessions. I never applied the coping skills that were taught to me and continued to self-harm.
Then we I got introduced to Deirdre through the clinic I originally started therapy, I was still closed off and refused to talk about my problems. Eventually I began to open up and found it much easier to talk to her compared to my other therapists. She helped my family understand me and we have better relationships with one another and understand each other more than ever before. She is the only therapist I have that has gotten through to me and my teenage brain. I am now a year clean without self-harming and I never imagined I would be this far in my recovery. I would not be here today working through my issues if it weren’t for Deirdre.