My Approach to Helping
It’s hard to be ok when your child’s not.
If your child is struggling with their mental health, the first thing I want to start off with is saying: I’m so sorry to hear that. You are so welcome here.
I can’t claim to know your experience, but I know that when my daughter was struggling with her mental health and ended up in a psychiatric hospital after self-harming and suicide attempts, all I wanted to do was take away her pain and make everything better.
I felt impotent and alone. My thoughts were anxious, terrified, and panicked. I continuously asked myself: Had I caused this?
Hi, I’m Angie.
I’m a Coach, Counselor, and a Mother. However, none of these roles could prepare me for how terrified I was when my daughter experienced her mental health crisis.
Like I said earlier, there were plenty of people and organizations to help my daughter, and I thank God for them. But, as her mother, I felt alone and isolated, there was no help available to me and at some level, it felt selfish and self-indulgent to ask for it. There was no one who could understand the constant thought that I had failed her. No one to stop me from reliving every one of my parenting mistakes. DisruptedKC has been set up so you do not have to navigate your child’s mental health struggles alone.
Im pleased to say my daughter is thriving, we got through it and you can too.
As a counselor, I was taught that things in the past affect the present, so it made sense for me to go to the past to find out what was going on in my daughter's present. But that exploration got me nowhere, apart from deeper into panic and fear.
The answer was much simpler. I just needed to look in the right direction.
Let me help you navigate this challenge.
Through my coaching, counseling, and retreats, I give you the support you need and hold your hand, so you can hold theirs.