Do you struggle with trust issues or fear and feel like therapy is not a good option for you? Listen as one of Bev Crossman’s treasured clients shares how her support has made her stronger, changed her outlook on life and taken much of her physical pain away.
See why she now, very seriously, measures her life in BB (Before Bev) and AB (After Bev) and then ask yourself: Are you ready to see how Bev will empower you to live YOUR best life?
I’ve been in and out of therapy since I was 12, when I wrote a suicide letter. The first time I thought of ending everything though, I was 8 years old. It was my eighth birthday. My teacher told me that I was “good for nothing” and, when I started to cry, I was called a baby. I took these words to be truth and they became the words that defined me.
I developed an irrationally large fear of failure. So many opportunities, I let pass because I “just knew” that I would fail.
I started self-mutilating when I was 14. No therapist, psychiatrist or psychologist could help. No medication made the world seem brighter. When I was 15, due to family issues, I developed severe trust issues and was sure I would always be alone.
I carved words into my thigh – ugly, loser, and failure, fat, stupid. For about a year, I wouldn’t allow them to heal; I never allowed myself to forget. Even when they finally did heal, I was left with the scars – forever reminding me.
A co-worker started seeing Bev and after her first appointment, knowing of some of my issues, told me I needed to go see her. For months, I ignored her as she told me again and again that it would help.
I’d seen a dozen different therapist-types; I “knew” they didn’t help.
One day, I was ready to hear her when she told me again how great Bev was and I picked up the phone and called. It was the best decision I’ve made. I walked in and immediately felt comfortable. I told her my story. I had mentioned my chronic pain (I’ve been diagnosed with lupus, fibromyalgia, and arthritis so I’ve been in constant pain, all over my body for as long as I can remember) and so when I mentioned the words on my skin, she grabbed a book and showed me this study about how words carry energy and the effects they had on water crystals – I didn’t know at the time what I would do about this.
At the end of my session, she gave me a book to read, a new way to think about things, and a hug. I called my brother that night, in tears and told him “For the first time in my life, I feel hope,” and I did – I do.
I have since had a beautiful tattoo of Archangel Michael put on top of my scars.
My pain is barely worth mentioning most days. It’s amazing the pain that trapped emotions can cause and the relief that comes when they’re gone.
I’ve developed friendships with other people that are figuring out their own journeys.
I’ve stopped having physical responses to situations which, before Bev, would make me shake uncontrollably and feel extremely nauseous.
I travelled by myself across the country to visit my brother and sister-in-law and am now planning the fulfillment of a dream I clearly remember saying, when I was in high school, that I would never be able to do. I’ve bought a one-way ticket to Ireland. I’m going to backpack across Europe by myself.
Bev always says it’s me that’s done all the work but I know I never could have done it without her.
People I’ve known my whole life keep telling me how much I’ve changed.
I can now measure my life in B.B. and A.B. – Before Bev and After Bev.
I’m not completely healed; I still have issues to work through. The difference is I know now that they can be healed. I can and will be better.
Bev is an absolutely incredible woman. I look to forward to every session with her. If you’re considering seeing her, then please do. I know I’ve said a lot, but I could never say enough good about what she’s done for me
She hasn’t just changed my life – she’s given me mine back.