A counselor can help you understand the emotional reactions and guide you in ways to process those emotions. A peer can provide you with the support to know that “YOU ARE NOT ALONE” on this unpredictable journey. And in my personal experience, I have found that simply acknowledging the emotions is the first step in diminishing their power. Give yourself the freedom to feel what you feel and let the emotions flow through you, not oppress you.
Thank you for giving me your support and for allowing me to support you. We are not alone on this journey.