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Meet Shana Trimble of N’Perfect Balance in Tucker

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shana Trimble.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Shana. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Wow! My story took a long scenic route. In no way was it traditional. I always wanted to be a therapist. It was a dream, one I thought wouldn’t come true considering that when I was growing up, none of the therapist I seen look like me. Nevertheless, my desire to help others get through their tough times, especially as it relates to mental health and relationships, both big and small, was my desire for as long as I can remember. This desire was strengthened even more when my youngest brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, my husband and I started a family really young. I was 17 when I had my first daughter and our life began. We got married and had two more beautiful daughters. Due to family obligations, I went into the corporate world and created my craft around human resources. But the longing to be a therapist grew as I experienced multiple employees who were suffering with issues around mental health and relationships. These issues directly impacted their ability to be productive both in and outside of work. Due to these experiences, I started a coaching service to advocate for mental health and stronger, healthier people in my community. The services provided relational coaching to assist with enhancing people’s ability to communicate and removing the negative stigma around mental health services. As I continued, I made a vow that when my youngest daughter started elementary school, I would begin my educational journey to becoming a therapist. I knew that obtaining this education would help me reach more people. So, I did just that. When my baby girl began the 3rd grade, I went to college for the very first time. What people would call an “old student”. For 8years I, thankfully, was able to balance obtaining my master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, continuing my coaching practice, being a wife, a mom, a team mom to some very active girls throughout their primary school years (science, chorus, basketball, cheerleading), all while maintaining my position as a Human Resource Director for an international IT software firm. Without hesitation, I will confirm that the journey was not easy, especially during my internship; boy was that hectic. But I will also confirm without hesitation, that it was all worth it. Being able to open the doors to N’Perfect Balance and provide services to my community that helps people with some of the worst parts of their journey, assured me that I had finally discovered my journey…my purpose.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No! Not a smooth road at all. Being able to just balance the emotional struggles around going after what you desire and not sacrificing the needs of family, was so difficult for me. You hear all the stories about mom’s and wives ‘doing it’; balancing their careers and their family obligations. Well, it was much harder than it appeared. And even more so when you become someone that more than just your family depends on. It is one that comes with a lot of long nights. The need to put in hours after attending to all the things that need you. And to do this and maintain it, required a different type of determination. A type where if I am 100% honest, was not always there when I needed it. There were a lot of sacrifices needed, that included both things and ideas that were not very easy to depart from. Through this journey, I along with family and friends, had to learn the new me. Understanding what I was capable of, letting go of things that I thought made me who I was and having the faith to continue. To be honest, the journey was just as much as an internal struggle as it was a physical one.

N’Perfect Balance – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Well, I am the proud owner of N’Perfect Balance. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I practice what is known to many as psychotherapy. I provide services to individuals, couples and families between the ages of 13years+ with or without concurring mental disorders. I specialize in relational issues of all kinds including domestic violence. I treat clients suffering with self-esteem concerns, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral issues. I also help many with communication challenges both within the private and public sector through my many workshops, for couples, families and corporations.

I am most proud of my ability to be a voice for minorities within the world of therapy. To provide services to people that need it and actually be able to help them. For years’ therapy was considered a service that only the wealthy could access. I am proud to be able to debunk that idea.

What sets me apart? Humm! I would say what sets me apart from most is my ability to care. I care about my clients in and out of session. I am also the therapist that come with the belief that each one of my client’s, who seek my services, can actually obtain the results they come looking for. Now is it easy, absolutely not! So, know that I am compassionate with no fluff. I also do not expect my clients to be life-long. Let’s jump right in and get started, so you can get to living the life you are looking for.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
My proudest moment is being able to help end generational abuse. Abuse can be seen as an addiction in some ways. One that becomes such a normal response to life that it can be hard to break. To be able to help be the detour in this type of journey was a true feeling of success.

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