My goal was to reduce my anxiety and depression to something manageable. When I came to Ellice for counseling, it was because my depression got so bad that I no longer wanted to exist. Going to a counselor was never in my comfort zone, but it was necessary. Ellice helped me talk through some things that had been going on in my life, and eventually we got down to the bottom of what was making me feel the severe depression. She gave me valuable information about how the human mind operates and how religion is tied into it all. By the end of therapy I was able to recognize my triggers and the overlying problems that I was suppressing that led to severe depression. Being able to sort out the emotions lifted a large burden. I am now able to recognize my triggers and apply my safety plan before the emotions become overwhelming. Overall, my goals were met.