Tony first came into the ROC seeking support with parenting his young child. It soon became clear that Tony had past trauma from his own childhood that was affecting his current ability to parent the way he wanted. At the same time, the thought of confronting that trauma was scary to him.
Social Worker Maria worked with Tony to establish a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship between them. In time, Tony felt more comfortable slowly opening up about his past and his current concerns. The ROC focuses on being trauma informed. Part of this means that Tony and Maria move at Tony’s pace as they address his concerns.
Tony has made remarkable progress in the past year of attending counseling sessions. He completed therapeutic interventions at the ROC and practiced his new skills at home. Tony is now opening up and verbalizing his fears around parenting and around his anxiety and depression. Part of his journey to healing has been learning more about his diagnoses so that he understands why he feels the way he does. Today, Tony journals and meditates on a regular basis. He also is more aware of his own needs and takes time each day for himself. He feels more confident as a parent and in his own abilities.