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Former patient thanks care team for the resources to manage her mental health

02/21/20 12:25:pm

Teaching people the skills they need for long-term recovery is a primary focus of our treatment. One former patient recently wrote in to thank Rogers for the impact these skills has had on her life.

"I immediately felt like I was home,” says the former patient. “My experience at Rogers in Appleton during the summer of 2019 saved my life more than once, and it continues to save my life post-treatment.”

She goes on to say:

“I would not change anything about my experience. My personal therapist is one of my heroes. Along with Jon Jacobs, Misha, and Nikki S—this group of compassionate, intelligent, and inspiring individuals changed the course of my life forever. I went into the first day of treatment defensive, scared, and feeling alone. I left with all the resources I could possibly imagine to manage my mental health and then some.

I am thankful for the events in my life that occurred that put me in Rogers. Now, I consider these events gifts. These gifts brought me into the doors at Rogers and taught me who I am, what I value, and how to forgive. The experience I had at Rogers is something I will never forget. My summer at Rogers taught me responsibility, how to accept myself and my emotions, and how to truly love myself, others, the earth I live on. I am so beyond grateful. Thank you."

Nicole Sehmer and Misha Barth were two members of the Appleton care team that were mentioned by the patient.

“Hearing from past patients always warms my heart, especially when they are maintaining their progress, says Nicole Sehmer, therapist. “I feel so humbled to have been a small part of this insightful, strong, determined patient’s mental health journey at Rogers. Her story is a testament to the lifelong benefits that mental health treatment offers.”

Misha Barth, experiential therapist adds, “She is such a creative, funny and wonderful person and it was a pleasure to work with her. I am so grateful she was able to gain so much from our program; it is so fulfilling to see what I do every day does make a difference.” therapist

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