The Journey and The Process would like to introduce Norma Digeso as part of our Wake Forest counseling team. Norma is a FABULOUS counselor and her clients love working with her. We thought we’d take a minute to let you get to know her. She might just be the counselor you have been looking for!
Why did you decide to become a therapist?
I wanted to help others in their journey towards healing. Therapy has been a part of my life and I found it very beneficial to my well-being and a valuable aspect in my healing process. We simply cannot do this on our own and it helps to have someone come alongside you. I consider it a privilege to walk with others in their healing process, just as others walked with me when I needed it.
What is your favorite thing about your work with clients?
My clients are amazing and resilient! It is inspiring to see my clients gain a sense of self-worth as they progress through therapy. Seeing them begin to love themselves for who they are, despite what they have been through, is exciting and fills me with hope and encouragement.
What is something you wish people knew about counseling?
I wish that people knew that counseling is not as scary as they might think. Being vulnerable with someone can be scary, especially when trauma or anxiety has ruled your life. Allowing someone who genuinely cares about you and your life help you heal from past hurts is essential to living and can move you from just surviving to fully thriving.
What would you like to say to someone who isn’t sure whether counseling can help them?
I would encourage them to just give it a try. Often times, taking the first step is the most difficult and the scariest, but after that first step, you have already done the hardest part. Fear often holds us back from trying new things, especially when it involves healing from past hurts or talking about something we maybe haven’t before. Seeking counseling requires a bit of courage and fear’s goal is to keep us locked away and isolated, feeding us lies and deceiving us to keep us from who we were created to be. Reaching out for help disables fear’s ability to keep us trapped and allows us to find true healing.
Share a fun fact about you:
I love animals, especially cats. Someday, I would love to visit/volunteer at the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation. They rescue abused wild animals and give them a place to live in peace and freedom. My dream is to interact freely with the tigers (without being eaten, of course) or any of the other big cats they rescue. The irony of this dream is that my husband was bitten by a big cat when he was five years old and simply cannot understand my desire to have any part of this.
Norma is located in our Wake Forest counseling office and sees clients on Mondays and Thursdays. Norma has some evening hours as well for those who are negotiating work schedules. She specializes in working with men and women ages 18 and up who are struggling with anxiety, overcoming past or present traumatic experiences, or struggling with identity. More about her qualifications and specialties can be found here.
If Norma sounds just like what you’ve been looking for in a counselor, reach out today at 919-891-0525 for your free, 15-minute consultation for counseling in Wake Forest NC. You will be so glad that you did!
Why should you see a therapist? Here is a great article on it!