I was matched with Dr. Lechnyr upon some stressful events that happened in my life. Right of the start, she made me feel so understood. It was what I needed most when I felt like everything else was falling apart- she made me feel like I had someone in my corner. It was evident to me that she was genuine, her sympathy was authentic. She helped me understand my grief in ways I never would process otherwise. It felt like she knew me better than I did for a while. She allowed me to be more patient with myself and realize that I wasn’t really allowing myself the time to process everything and that worsened the problem. Reading her writing before going to sleep or before starting my day was what fueled me with positive thoughts and hope. It has honestly been so incredible to work with her. She doesn’t judge me when I have my relapses or when I express some controversial thoughts about the people around me. She allowed me to be fully myself, and to feel everything. She used a lot of helpful models and illustrations that I to this day use and will probably always use. They help me make sense of my surrounding, help me understand where I stand and what decisions I can and should be making regarding certain issues. One of the best things about my time with her, for someone like me at least, is that she never made me feel guilty for being angry about the people/events I was facing. Unlike what it would feel like to speak to regular friends about problems, she never made me feel pressured to put the interest of others before me. She never made it feel like I was expected to always be the bigger person. Thank you so much for lending me your time Dr. Lechnyr, thank you so much for all that you have changed within me.