Post Traumatic Stress
I worked with Judith Weiler for two years following the end of a 30 year marriage. I use the words “worked with” to emphasize the empowerment I experienced in these sessions. I needed a lot of help getting out of victim mode. Her joy, love and wisdom and spirit are with me still. It has not been easy for me to learn who to trust and when, given a lifetime of victimization. From the first session I knew myself to be in a safe, strong and productive place to heal. I am forever grateful.
My early years were very difficult. I was scared a lot of the time, and I learned to cope by hiding, by becoming invisible. That way I escaped being a target of my father’s wrath. This way of coping remained with me. I would habitually “hide,” or “check out” as an adult, even in seemingly simple conversations. With Judith’s wise and patient help, I have learned to notice when I am hiding, to have compassion for myself and for the fact that I needed to hide – that I still would “space out” if I was stressed. She taught me to invite myself back out again. This way I can choose more often to try new alternatives, like confidence and empathy. I needed someone to model these things for me, as Judith did. As a child I developed an active mind. Now, thanks to Judith’s help, I also have an active heart, and a better appreciation of the spirit that unites us all. My therapy with Judith has changed my life. It has empowered me to make major changes in my life, notably to find the life partner, the work, and the family I had been wanting.
An Amazing Therapist
Judith is simply an amazing therapist. Her warmth and intelligence and her extensive knowledge of many forms of therapy help her to find what is exactly right for her client.
—Stow, MA online review