I began working with Tracy [Alpine Center] after a 10-day hospitalization at UNI [a
psychiatric hospital] for depression and anxiety. When I first began treatment my anxiety
was still overwhelming me, and my depression took away any desire to engage in
meaningful activity. As therapy progressed my anxiety and depression decreased a
great deal, and I was able to enjoy activities and do the meaningful work I had done
before hospitalization. Now therapy is centered on personal growth [and a deepening
spiritual practice (life)], and living my life more fully.