Healing From Identity Issues and Life Crisis

I am a 58 y.o. man whose family crisis precipitated my own. Dormant for decades, but occasionally visible at times, I realized that I did not know who I was – no longer trusting the most fundamental characteristics of my life and self, having no sense of authenticity, or having any sense of what I was doing and why. I questioned my life in all its many aspects. This was accompanied by anxiety, anger, fear, self-imposed pressure, and resentment for many actual interpersonal conflicts or even perceived slights. My marriage was challenged, my ego was bruised, and my sleep was erratic (even with a sleeping aid). I had gained weight, had not exercised, or felt good in any way. My feelings of general anxiety and fear fed on themselves, and I felt depressed. I was a mess.

I attempted to call other practitioners, but only two responded and only one, Dr. Lee, actually called me. I felt desperate and made the appointment, but even as I did so, my skepticism of her approach and my natural fear of dealing with these various issues started to increase. While I have been always open to alternative ways of thinking, my spouse and I thought I needed a more “traditional” approach. Indeed, I thought I had diagnosed myself and knew what medication and therapy was needed. However, her alternative approach, although I did not know it when I started, was better.

Dr. Lee is a capable and caring practitioner. She is perhaps the most non-judgmental person I have ever met. She took all the necessary time (especially noteworthy in the first session) to listen to me thoroughly, posing comments and questions to ensure her understanding while challenging me to think everything through. She offered differing viewpoints to challenge my understanding of what I thought I knew. She also led me to perceive another possibility that I had either rejected earlier or was unable to see.

I felt much less anxious after our first session, and over time, I appreciated her eclectic use of various techniques. From the first day, she put me at ease, allowing me to talk openly and candidly while she listened attentively. As we moved forward over our visits, she introduced the energy medicine concept and later introduced appropriate dietary supplements. I was doubtful about the use of such supplements, but I am pleased I started. I should add that she never forced the use of the supplements, or even strongly suggested them, but she did allow me to consider them when I was ready. I have incorporated the energy medicine concept and use of some supplements to help in other aspects of my life, and both are helpful. She offered different ways of thinking about the same problem, many of which led to some soul-searching after the visit was over. Not surprisingly, some of my own readings were reinforced by her. She also offered items to read, which augmented our actual face-to-face sessions.

I have a new found perspective, one I did not think possible earlier. My anxiety has decreased significantly, I sleep generally soundly most evenings, my interaction with my spouse has improved, and I feel better mentally and physically. Dr. Lee has been a blessing.
— K. L.

Successful Recovery from PTSD, Panic Attacks, Depersonalization, Anxiety, and Loss of Reality

I am 35 y.o., and have successfully gained my life back after having a severe mental breakdown due to trauma. My symptoms included frequent panic attacks, depersonalization episodes, the feeling that I was dead, that life was a set-up, that I was trapped in a system I had no control over, and that I was trapped in my body. I felt I wanted to die, but I was terrified of dying too. I was afraid of everything, and everything seemed overwhelming. I could not tell what was “real” and what was my imagination or dreams. I felt that I would never be ok again. Even though initially I could not leave my bed, except to go to my doctor’s appointments, because of my anxiety, I began to feel better and to have hope soon after I began treatment.

Before my breakdown, for three years, I lived abroad in a war-zone, where I had a very stressful job and life conditions. On top of this, I had travel to other continents frequently, financial problems, and sudden heartbreaking issues regarding my partner. I got to the point where my mind and my body could no longer function, and I broke-down.

The first 5 days of this experience seemed like the end of my life and my visit to hell. My family helped look for medical treatment, and my best friend referred me to Dr. Lee. I was so scared! I did not want to take prescription medications and was afraid that I was going to end-up in a psychiatric hospital or a prison. Her support changed my life!

Dr. Lee’s warmth and presence made me feel that I could trust her, and most importantly her confidence in the effectiveness of energy and orthomolecular medicine, her ability to explain it to me, and her believe in my own ability to heal, allowed me to recover. Dr. Lee’s holistic approach worked at many levels. The physical, through a series of supplements to detox and strengthen my body. The emotional, through cutting-edge techniques that helped me let go of the emotional trauma I was carrying. The mental through psychotherapy. And, the energetic through breathing techniques and energy healing.

Dr. Lee helped me to re-connect to my vitality–the energy in my life. Without having to take any prescription medications, in a matter of 6 months I was able to be on my own outside my flat going on a train to another city. I was still afraid but I was able to try it, to trust life and live life. By the 9th month, I was able to fully go back to a new job and to continue building a fulfilled life.

Dr. Lee is one of the best doctors and healers I have ever met. I highly recommend her and wish that our healthcare system could offer more of this type of holistic care that includes the physical, mental, emotional and energetic aspects of our being.
— L. J.

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