Dr. Ghorieshi and his team of extremely compassionate professionals at PAMB have quite literally saved my life, and as hard as it is to look back at those scary, dark times when I believed I was doing my precious little boy and amazing husband a favor by ending my life, I feel I must tell others about him because I had lost all hope that I could be helped at all by anyone, yet here I am. Not only have I made it out of the black hole that depression and anxiety pulled me into, but my life is better than it has ever been. Almost three years ago, after years of seeing countless therapists and several psychiatrists, my life was a miserable existence. I was wrapped from head to toe in a giant lead cloak, exhausted from constantly pretending that I was fine and putting on my happy mask so no one would see the shame I carried for never being able to 'fix' myself or feel like everyone else felt. I had never known normal, and I thought I never would. I was racked with guilt too because I had an amazing husband, the child we had tried for so many years to get, and we lived in such a great place. But I couldn't feel anything. I lost all the pleasure from everything that I used to love doing. I avoided social situations and even my closet friends and family. I was not being the mother I wanted to be for my son, and in spite of finding the best antidepressant for me, things continued to get worse. I was a shell of myself, hollow, and I knew I couldn't keep living like that. I called PAMB, and I'll never forget how kind Linda was to me as I started to cry and told her how much I needed someone to help me. She gently told me, "We are here to help you. This is where we start." and from there she walked me through everything and set up my first appointment with Dr. Ghorieshi. From our very first meeting, I knew he was different. His approach was different. I learned more in 30 minutes than I had in years of therapy, and was I ever anxious to start treatment. It was about a week later, but after the first week, it was as if that heavy lead cloak was suddenly lighter, looser. The next few weeks were simply amazing in that people noticed a change in me. The heaviness was gone, I carried myself differently, I was smiling, I was laughing, and for the first time in a decade I wasn't pretending. It wasn't an artificial feeling either. I could enjoy music again, I wanted to go outside and be in the sun again. I was changing, and what's more is that change coupled with Dr. Ghorieshi's therapy was like a launching pad where I found myself loving the life I had and beginning to makes lasting changes to take it even further, and I overcame so much that used to hold me back. Linda, Sara, Pie, and everyone else I have had the pleasure of getting to know are like the dream team of wellness. Please, if you are hurting, feeling lost, avoiding people, and/or unable to get pleasure out of the things you used to, call PAMB. I had depression that seemed impossible to help. I had tried everything that had been available with only temporary, partial relief, but here I am three years later, and I had no idea life could be so great, or that I could feel so great. Help is here with Dr. Ghorieshi and his team. He's truly the kindest, most compassionate person, and he has the cutting edge treatments to do what nothing else could do. Thank you team PAMB. You saved my life.