Certified Peer Supporter
It is my goal to offer hope, compassion, empathy and trauma-informed peer support. I know the healing power when there is connection. I love seeing others feel empowered to live their best life. There is power in healing when we are able to connect with individuals with similar life experiences. This power can be found within each of us when we are vulnerable enough to go out of our comfort zones and seek support. As a Certified Peer Support Specialist I believe each individual who has suffered from trauma, addiction, and/or mental illness has the ability to achieve their life goals.
Hello!! My name is Gala (Gay-la). I’m a Wife, Mom and Certified Peer Support Specialist. Prior to taking some time off to focus on myself and healing, I worked as a Mass Transit Operator and had a photography business. I have presented talks for several years at the Infinite Mind - Healing Together Conference and I co-facilitate a weekly zoom call for the online group, A Life After Trauma that began during the pandemic, which feeds my strong passion for advocacy! I love Sunflowers!! I have 2 fully trained Service Dogs. I’m passionate about proper training and public education of Service Dogs. I never imagined how my life would change when I got my first Service Dog.
My Recovery StoryAdvocating started the day my husband and I adopted a 4 yr old with significant mental health challenges. Little did I know that passion would turn into not only advocating for my child but myself. It quickly became something I was passionate about. Two decades later my journey to healing has been messy but worth every step of the way. Connecting with others with similar experiences has been a large part of my healing journey and why I decided to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist.
My Motivation To HelpBrene' Brown says it best. "I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship."
C-PTSD & Dissociative Disorders Chat Group
This chat space is for anyone living with C-PTSD or Dissociative Disorders. The stigma associated with many mental health challenges, especially C-PTSD and Dissociative Disorders leads individuals to suffer in silence.