From a young age I became easily overwhelmed by my environment. Stimuli such as loud noise, people around me, and even my own thoughts seemed to debilitate me. When I was little I didn’t like school, going grocery shopping with my mom, or being in crowds of people where I had to be “polite” and say hi. I didn’t learn until later on in life that these were not signs of being weird, rude, or socially awkward. These are the signs of a highly sensitive person. We HSPs tend to absorb the energy around us; whether it be sounds and sights or other peoples’ emotions, we take it all in. This is such a gift as it makes us empathetic, caring, and open-minded. On the other hand this can also paralyze us, causing us to question our own thoughts and sense of identity.
Because of my own life experiences I love working with clients who have similar issues, ranging from anxiety, depression, and trauma, to learning how to live with your highly sensitive self (because it’s not a bad thing, I promise!)