Mike helped me overcome my fear of public toilets which caused me many problems if I was visiting somewhere away from home. It sounds like a small change, however it’s opened up my ability to travel.
I had low self-esteem which fed into my social anxiety. Mine was so severe that I hadn’t been outside the house for three years. My anxiety is still there, however it is far more manageable. No-one else could help me so he really was a last resort for me.