Saying my therapist, Ms. Cotten, has made a difference in my life is an understatement. She would say I’m saving me, but really she saved me this last year. I am a critical care clinician who loves her patients. I believe in science. I love to learn. I’m an empath. I’m a woman who loves her family. I also come from a long line of alcoholics and as fate had it, I caught this bug.
When I met Ms. Cotten in January 2020, I was lost, broken, angry, and fed up with myself. Ms. Cotten brought me back to life by LISTENING, TEACHING, SUPPORTING, and CALLING ME OUT ON MY BS. As an alcoholic, I have an ego. So calling me out on my BS has been essential in my self growth. It’s something that isn’t easy for a loved one like a mother, best friend, or husband to do… especially when this loved one sees you are suffering.
As a professional, Ms. Cotten listens to my words and studies my behavior with her years of experience with patients like me and her wealth of knowledge in mental health. She’s never made me feel small or weak. She’s shown me how I make myself feel that way in how I talk to myself and how I treat myself. She’s never made me feel like I need her. She’s only shown me love, respect, support, and patience. She is one of my life’s greatest blessings.
Thank you Embrace for gifting me Ms. Cotten! Thank you Ms. Cotten for bringing me back to life and helping me weed out the toxins and guiding me in finding my true self. You are a GEM.