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Daniel's Story

I am living free!

I was stuck … emotionally. I hit a place in life where I found it so difficult just to moving ahead. The simplest tasks and responsibilities felt absolutely overwhelming. I knew something had to give.

I was stuck … emotionally. I hit a place in life where I found it so difficult just to moving ahead. The simplest tasks and responsibilities felt absolutely overwhelming. I knew something had to give. When a friend heard I was struggling, he told me about Emerge Counseling.

Taking the step to go to counseling was a big one for me. After all, as a pastor and educator I had actually counseling dozens of people myself over the years. Now I found myself in need of it.

Some of the symptoms I was dealing with included:

  • Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness
  • Pessimism and hopelessness
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Loss of interest in things once pleasurable
  • Appetite loss
  • Digestive problems that don’t get better, even with treatment
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings

I had tried just about everything to overcome these debilitating feelings — exercise, prayer, Bible reading, and more. Still — the feelings persisted.

Thankfully, I found my way to Emerge and something incredible happened. I hope you will take a few moments to watch my story.