Counseling removes the barriers to healthy changes

– Meet Cody

Cody’s anxiety had a ripple effect on his life. He was trying to extricate himself from a tumultuous relationship with a former partner, but his anxiety prevented him from engaging in the legal process to get 50/50 custody of his daughter and create a stable home environment. It also kept him from establishing healthy habits, such as exercising, eating well, and following a regular work schedule.

Through weekly Buckelew counseling sessions for two and a half years, Cody could discuss his anxiety and dig deep into his past relationships to understand how to navigate difficult situations. With the support of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) mindfulness exercises and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions, Cody learned to recognize unhealthy thought patterns creating barriers to healthy changes in his life.

Cody’s self-esteem grew, and in the Spring of 2023, he was confident enough to change his work situation and exercise more. He also engaged in a custody evaluation process that determined he was his child’s preferred primary caregiver, and his relationship with his daughter improved. He has been able to reduce the frequency of sessions, nearly completed his treatment goals, and is becoming increasingly self-sufficient every day.