“Before I started coaching with Lynda, I felt lost. I was overwhelmed with so many ideas of things I wanted to change about myself and my life, but I had no idea where to start. I didn't know what concrete steps to make. I had goals in mind, but they felt like fantasies -- I had no clue how to forge the path to achieve them. I bounced between hope and despair -- and I feared that I would feel this way for the rest of my life.

At times, I felt hopeless -- as if maybe I was supposed to just accept this as my reality (except I didn't know how to do that, either). I was simply stuck. I had done all sorts of different forms of therapy for 7 years before starting to see Lynda, and they had all helped me in one way or another -- in the way I needed at the time. After my psychological assessment demonstrated that I may have ADHD (it was inconclusive), I was encouraged to seek out CBT for my severe anxiety. I started seeing a therapist, but I quickly realized that I wasn't getting what I needed -- I wanted someone to help guide me through a concrete plan to achieve specific goals. The therapist recommended Lynda. Admittedly, I was skeptical about seeing a coach. I didn't know anything about coaching nor did I understand how a coach could help me achieve my goals. Let's just say, now I know. Let me explain: I highly recommend seeing Lynda if you want to achieve or change something in your life, but you don't know how to get there. Lynda has such a clear vision. I could tell from the moment we met that she was confident that, together, we would get where I needed to go. I couldn't see it, but I felt safe in her knowing hands throughout the tough journey. My favourite part about working with Lynda has to be the fact that I always feel "seen" when I'm with her. She held so much space for me, and let me reach my realizations at my own pace. She was always so compassionate, and helped me realize how to extend that compassion to myself. I felt like I was working with someone as a team. I'm truly unsure whether I could have gotten to where I am now without her help, but she has also helped me realize how much power I have in my own life. I can't remember the last time I felt so empowered and motivated. While other therapy modalities allowed me an outlet to explore my life experiences and delve into my past, Lynda helped me focus on my present and future. Lynda also helped me understand my life experiences through the lens of my biology. I now understand the way my brain works in a way I never have before -- this has released some burden of responsibility I've carried my entire life regarding things I have no control over. This has given me a level of acceptance of myself I've never experienced. A weight has truly been lifted thanks to Lynda. I cannot thank her enough for the impact she has had on my life. My journey is by no means over, and I know I will carry the various tools she has taught me for the rest of my life."

- M.K.

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