When “Sally” first came to use Looking Glass services, she was unable to leave her room in order to attend therapy sessions. Instead, Looking Glass made home visits and offered support in the space where she was most comfortable. Over time, working with our Counseling program’s Intensive Outpatient Support Services (IOSS), “Sally” eventually moved therapy sessions to her living room and, ultimately, made it into the Looking Glass counseling building. This June, “Sally” will graduate from the Riverfront School ‘s GED program and has applied for college.
At the time where “Sally” felt most overwhelmed by her mental health symptoms, she struggled to engage in self-care practices, wasn’t attending school, and was using crisis services, including frequent trips to the emergency room, often. Through individual and family therapy, skill building, and medication, “Sally” has found stable footing in her life. Through Riverfront’s job training program, she was able to gain some valuable work experience which has given her confidence for her future and independence.
“At the start of her services with us, she told me she wasn’t coming back and there was no help for her,” explained Jaime, one of her therapists. “Now, in addition to getting her GED and some work experience, she continues to make efforts to gain more independence (she rode a bus for the first time last month) to attend her therapy appointments and continues to work hard on gaining insight into her process, setting healthy boundaries, and recognizing her needs and asserting them.”
“Sally” has been very happy with the support she has received from Looking Glass.
“I felt listened to and my issues were addressed, “ she explained. “Without the strong support group (from Looking Glass), I probably would not have completed my goals.”