Welcome! I specialize in working with people pleasers and perfectionists and those who have a hard time expressing their feelings and needs.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Gold River, CA
As a highly sensitive person, I understand what it’s like to be exhausted by activities that don’t exhaust everyone else. It’s important to know that you’re not alone and you’re not defective. Being highly sensitive is actually a wonderful gift because you can connect with others in a way that most people can’t, but it can also lead to extreme burnout. Learning to say no to “drainers” is extremely important so that you can conserve your beautiful energy for the people who really matter to you.
If you spend most of your time and energy taking care of others and you rarely put your needs first, you may be struggling with codependency. You may have grown up with an alcoholic parent or a parent who is more focused on their own needs than yours. You probably have a hard time expressing your feelings and needs and you may also be a perfectionist and feel like you can never make a mistake. With therapy, all of these things can change and you can become a more confident, grounded person.