I learned that the approach from G.E.A.R. is different than the typical behavioral help that we began to know. What I liked most about my parent partner was that she came from a place of understanding and knowledge that no book could teach you. Having someone who has been there, or if not, knows parents who have, gives me a little bit more hope than I had in the beginning. To be honest, sometimes it is just nice to have a regular person, a peer, because sometimes a person with a big degree, credentials, fancy car, fancy clothes and preconceived expectations is not 100% what we need.