Child & Adult Wellness Story

Chung

Child & Adult Wellness Program

Blossoming Through a New Viewpoint

Chung was a client for 2 months and had 6 sessions with our counselor Lauren. She felt no positivity in her life and wondered if there was any good in her life. Through counseling she saw people were all unique in their own ways and started to accept herself for being different.

Every day was a struggle for me. Everyone was better than me in everything. Everyone made all the right decisions and choices. Things never seem to go right for me, all my decisions were wrong. These damaging thoughts circled my head every day. I always saw the negative things first, in situations and in people. If something good happen to me, I thought of something bad that could happen because of the good. Life was so hard for me. I was crippled by my own distorted ego which I wasn’t aware of.

I meet my counselor, Lauren at KFAM for a session. During the several counseling sessions I had with Lauren, I could see myself through someone else’s eyes. I finally understood. I was living in this world with other people who had diverse backgrounds, different skills and values. It was okay for me to be different. It was normal to make wrong decisions, I couldn’t always be right.

"I always saw the negative things first, in situations and in people. If something good happened to me, I thought of something bad that could happen because of the good."

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My childhood experiences affected my behavior, thoughts and personality in my adulthood. I was not aware of the existence of this connection. I realized that bad memories consumed me in my own negativity in my life. I didn’t know what made me sad and hopeless. They laid in my unconsciousness where it could not be deleted or undone. It was causing me pain and it would continue to hurt me unless I took helpful actions to heal it.

"I decided that I was the only one who could help myself. I want to change the way I thought and saw the world. I want to accept myself."

With Lauren’s help I saw a different person inside me, who loved myself and was always on my side. When I expressed my feelings and concerns, I saw that I was the only one who was so mean and negative to myself. I decided that I was the only one who could help myself. I want to change the way I thought and saw the world. I want to accept myself.

After my sessions, I am more relaxed and I feel more comfortable. Every day is a struggle and I am trying to figure out a way to overcome my hardships. But, I would like to thank Lauren from the bottom of my heart for helping me. I know I am going down the right path and direction. Meeting with Lauren has made me feel relieved and much better. I want to change myself and I want her to see what she has done for me.

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