… When I first came to Hang, I was overwhelmed with grief which had spiraled into depression. I felt lost and didn’t know how to get a handle on the grieving process. With Hang’s help, I learned that grief often brings other problems from the past to the surface. In order to live with my grief, I needed to deal with these problems which ranged from sexual abuse to a drug addicted and suicidal parent. I thought I was ‘strong’ because I had buried all of these issues from my past and as long as I kept them carefully buried, they never bothered me. With Hang’s guidance, we dealt with all of these issues and the range of emotions (remorse, guilt, pain, etc) resulting from each. It was a surprisingly painless process with her help because she took the therapy very slowly at a rate that was comfortable for me. Now, instead of burying my past, I can openly talk about it with others if I’m in a situation in which sharing my experience might help others. Without Hang’s help, I never would have been able to deal with the pain from my past and in turn use it to help others. Once I dealt with my past, I was able to continue the grieving process. While the grief of the loss of a loved one never goes away, I learned to live with it and embrace it in a healthy way. With Hang’s help, I am now freed from the negative feelings associated with my past and have continued using my experience to help others.