Like a lot of people, I didn’t have the best relationship with either parent while growing up. By the time I was 17-years-old and and for reasons completely out of my hands (long story), I had no choice but to live on my own. I worked two jobs while finishing my senior year in high school, began working full-time with the Department of Education, while earning degrees in English, Counseling, and School Building Administration. By the time I was 29-years-old, I had completed a bachelors, two masters, moved up through six job titles, and managed to get married and divorced.
I. Was. Exhausted. To make matters worse, I felt completely alone.
See, while your friends and family mean well, they don’t always know how to help you through your experiences. They can say things that feel insensitive, because they just want to get you through to the other side of whatever it is you’re going through. That can feel like a lot of pressure. Worse, you feel like you can’t be honest without also having to manage their emotions as well. And let’s be frank, maybe they are the problem!
I wanted to provide a service that would give you an outlet to discuss the things you’re going through, but mainly to help you create action plans so you can grow from them. Because when we find ourselves crying on the bathroom floor, we don’t stay there. We get up, adjust, and dare whatever it is to do it again. We learn. We get stronger and win. We stare it down and make it remember us.
I went through that process alone, but you don’t have to. Let’s talk…
Pricilla Martinez, M.S. Counseling
Founder & CEO