Growing up, I felt like a weird kid. I often felt like I didn’t fit in, I felt like my feelings were too big, I felt like I was too quiet, I had extreme reactions to certain sensory input. And up until about five years ago, I had no idea why.
That’s when I discovered that I’m a highly sensitive person, also known as HSP. HSPs often feel as though they don't fit in with others, may have sensory issues with things such as bright lights or certain fabrics, and can be very caring and empathetic-- sometimes at their own expense.
I started googling and researching everything I could find about HSP, joined Facebook groups for support, and shared the information with my family. I finally felt validated, and I no longer felt alone.
Throughout my experience as a therapist, as well as through my own personal growth, I’ve realized that HSPs are the people I’m most passionate about working with. I’m excited about my HSP coaching program and getting to work with people who are ready to set boundaries, establish a self-care and mindfulness practice (that actually works for them), prioritize their needs so that they can thrive in their day to-day, and more.
I live in New Hampshire with my husband and our two cats. I love theatre and dance (both performing and spectating), making crafts, and making music.
Coaching is an interactive experience where we identify your goals and your strengths and use them to help you create the life you want. We will take a look at what you would like to change in your life, and I will provide you with tools and support to help you make these changes a reality. Coaching is completely confidential-- just like seeing a therapist.
The time that your coaching process will take depends on the complexity of your goals and your commitment and openness to your process. The Balance Program is a three month program, but you can re-enroll if you feel that more time and support is needed. If the Balance Program does not fit your needs, I would love to work with you to create your own program.
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) in the state of New Hampshire, and I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I am also a highly sensitive person, which can be helpful when working with other HSPs! I am listed as an HSP-knowledgeable therapist on http://hsperson.com. I also completed the Highly Sensitive Person Certification Training Program through the Nickerson Institute of Integrative Health Training.