Dr. Sayra is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, through the National Christian Counselors Association.
She is also a Certified Temperament Counselor, and holds Advanced Certification in Temperament Therapy and Crisis and Abuse Therapy.
Her Training also includes a Christian, Biblical Based form of Cognitive Therapy.
She holds a Doctorate in Christian Counseling from Ministry International Institute.
Her Undergraduate Studies were completed at the University of Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies.
I'll be honest. I was a total wreck. I had no healthy Coping skills and no Communication skills.
I survived childhood sexual abuse.
I took enough Tylenol at age 18 to have easily overdosed and died, because I couldn't communicate and cope. It would have been an "accidental suicide." I didn't want to die. I just didn't want to wake up and face another day of misery.
I almost died at the hands of a sociopath in my 30s, due to Domestic Violence.
I've been yelled at, spat on, hit in the face and head, knocked around, threatened with- violence, an abortion, having my children kidnapped, with a gun pointed at me, and to keep quiet about the abuse, raped by my husband and violated by my stepfather, and addicted to food to ease my pain and alleviate my stress.
You see, ONLY God can Heal you like it NEVER happened.
I'm not a rare product of God's Healing and Wholeness. It's available to Everyone.
It's available to YOU!
All I can tell you is that when I really sought the Lord, he showed up and did a work on my mess and my baggage, and transformed my Mind and Healed what years of medication and therapy never could.
It's the Truth that sets us free from our bondage.
Jesus is the Truth.
When we finally spend time with Him, He shows up and sets us free, delivers us from our junk, heals every broken area, and transforms us into that "New Creation in Christ" the Bible talks about.
I want you to know the mess I was, and how I transformed. It was only through Surrendering to Christ, renouncing and repenting of my sin and doing life my way, and seeking Him as if my life depended on it, because it literally did.
In that journey, I discovered who He really is and who I really am, my identity in Christ. I literally became a totally new person, emboldened, passionate, healed, and whole.
I want you to know who I am today.
I am strong and courageous, unafraid.
I am no longer a prisoner of fear. I don't fear the opinions, judgements, and remarks of others. I don't fear using my voice to speak Truth.
I can directly communicate.
I like immediate resolve and can tell someone how they make me feel when they've wronged me, hurt me, or crossed a line.
I set healthy boundaries.
Look, not everyone is a safe person, family included. That's why the Bible instructs us to guard your heart.
I am stable.
I no longer have mood swings and the moods of others do not change my mood.
I am calm, in control of my stress, patient, and tolerant.
I no longer rage and lash out at my family and children when get overwhelmed and tired. One reason is that I prayed about it, and another is that I can communicate when I am getting stressed or angry and need some space.
I can cope in healthy ways.
I turn to Christ, not M&Ms, Surrender to Him, and let Him Do Life through me.
I have peace.
I don't worry or have anxiety or obsess. He is in control. He has a plan, and it's ok if I don't know it. It's not my job to figure it out or fix it. That's His job.
I have hope.
I traded despair and depression for hope a long time ago, because He is my hope.
I have joy.
I have real joy, and that is a gift from the Lord. It's not the same as happiness. Happiness is fleeting. The joy of the Lord that you've heard about, but probably never experienced and probably don't understand or even believe is real, is. It's when your very soul rejoices, even in the midst of sorrow and tears.
I am loved, cherished, and adored.
Jesus is enough. He meets my need for love. I don't have to put up with drama and trauma to get my measly love "fix." He is the love of my life.
I am worthy.
I don't have to settle, put up with it, devalue myself, sin, or allow others to treat me poorly.
I am the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus.
My sin and shame and guilt no longer have a hold on me. I am not in bondage. I am free!
I am accepted, no longer abandoned and rejected.
I have everything I need in Christ Jesus. Others might have discarded me, but He holds me in the palm of His hand.
I have Purpose.
My life's purpose is to bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom to the captives, release from darkness for the prisoners, and to comfort all who mourn- to bestow beauty instead of ashes, the oil of Joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
I am Dr. Sayra and I am an Ambassador of Hope and Healing for Your Journey!
You see who I was, the mess I was, and who I am now. You can Overcome your mess and your past and trauma and pain too! Healing, total Healing, is possible and available through Christ Jesus. I'm here to help facilitate that, and give you some Healthy tools for Doing Life.
John Henry Jowett (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
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