I am a woman who had just served a five-year prison sentence when I had the privilege of having Xiomara as my therapist. While incarcerated, I took many self-improvement classes, such as substance abuse and anger management. Yet, the transition from prison to society and not being wholly accepted by most people was difficult. Xiomara helped make the transition easier by assisting me in dealing with daily struggles like temptations, feelings of inadequacy, frustrations, and hindrances. We did daily, weekly, and monthly planning for my new life. She would tell me stories of similar experiences that she herself had. This made me feel like a “regular” person with common problems as the rest of the world. Almost two years since my release, I realize just how fortunate I am to have the support and guidance from such a gentle and loving person who truly cares for me. I am now helping others who are in similar situations because giving back is all part of life. It’s how things are supposed to be. I thank God for putting Xiomara in my life and I value her more than she probably realizes.  R.B. (Initials used to maintain confidentiality).