Therapy for Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP)
Discover Your Gift
Are you someone that has been called “too sensitive,” “dramatic,” or feels like they just don’t fit in?
Do you find that you tend to get emotionally exhausted and overwhelmed from the day to day?
Have you ever been told that you need “thicker skin” which makes you feel like you are weak?
Do you do everything in your power to avoid potential conflict or confrontation?
Do you tend to over analyze every word and gesture and have a hard time letting things go?
Are you someone that gets told to lower their voice or “calm down” when you are really just passionate and feel strongly about a topic?
Do you need alone time to regroup after a busy day or social outing?
Do you tend to get easily impacted by loud noises, certain textures and fabrics, hot/cold temperatures, and strong scents?
THEN IT’S TIME TO
Therapy for highly sensitive people can be incredibly validating.
You find that you have difficulty adjusting to the changes that life throws at you. At a young age, you may have been the “black sheep” of the family or the one that couldn’t just “let things go”. You try to navigate your world in a nonconventional way and you feel like your successes aren’t always noticed or celebrated. Being highly sensitive can leave you with highs and lows and feeling like there is something wrong with you. It is even harder when you try to confide in others about how you feel and you are left feeling misunderstood. Because of your past experiences and strong ability to empathize and relate to others, you may have even chosen a profession centered around helping others such as nursing, teaching, coaching, etc. Although you are working within your strengths, self care can be difficult to prioritize and even saying “no” can be a struggle.
THERAPY CAN HELP.
How do I find out if I am really an “HSP”? Where can I learn more about this?
Dr. Elaine Aron, a celebrated therapist who created the term HSP, has devoted extensive research and material on this unique topic along with a useful checklist as a guideline for reference.
As with many personality traits, you could fall under a spectrum so it is good to reflect on what speaks to you!
What if I get emotional in my therapy?
Do I have to change who I am?
If you would like to schedule an initial consultation, please call me today.