About My Clients
People with the biological trait of high sensitivity , or sensory processing sensitivity, (often referred to as HSPs) tend to be acutely aware of everything happening internally and externally around them because of their capacity to deeply process subtle stimuli that others miss. This can be an incredible gift when it can be managed and focused. It can also sometimes feel overwhelming and lead to anxiety, depression, etc. Let me teach you how to understand and work with your trait.
My Background and Approach
I start by providing info & resources about the trait of high sensitivity, since it's still widely misunderstood. This will dispel a lot of myths & lies that Western society feeds us about sensitivity. You are not broken! That being said, there may be some areas of your life where not knowing how to manage your sensitivity is getting in the way (e.g., you experience stress, anxiety, depression, etc.). That is very common. I work with each client to identify your challenges and teach you how to manage your sensitivity so that it no longer leads to overstimulation that gets in the way of life or work. I teach mindfulness practices to create a greater understanding of emotions & patterns that might not be working, then we add on skills & techniques for handling things more effectively. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work with negative thoughts, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to work with strong emotions, and nature-based techniques for calming the nervous system
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
We all struggle or feel lost at some point in our lives, especially during big transitions with work, school, relationships or home. Reaching out for support in those moments is a sign of strength, not weakness, and it does not mean that you are broken or have failed. As a psychotherapist and coach, I help people shift patterns in their lives that might not be working in order to restore balance and happiness. I believe that you already have the capacity for growth and healing inside you. We just have to unlock it.