Lily DuffyTherapist, MSW, LSW
You feel worn down by shame, self-criticism, and anxiety. There's a tendency to doubt yourself, to overanalyze situations or things you've said until you feel embarrassed and exhausted. You've always felt different from others—you wish you didn't have to feel everything so deeply, that you weren't as easily overwhelmed by the "small" things in everyday life. More than anything, you want to trust yourself, feel more confident, and be better able to manage overwhelming and painful feelings.