Welcome to a place of understanding!

I celebrate diversity in all forms, and I love working with people whose minds work somewhat differently than expected.  Here are some areas of professional interest!

Some people learn more easily than their peers or think abstractly or on a different level.  This can cause the person to feel strange and out of place or somehow "wrong" for thinking so differently.  People who are highly gifted sometimes need intense stimulation.  They can get the message that they are "too much" for those around them.   Understanding the social and emotional impact of being gifted or highly gifted is vital for self acceptance.  Similarly, it can be helpful to work with a therapist who is sensitive to these issues.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Having ADHD  or ASD (or both!) can be inconvenient (to say the least).  People often grow up feeling like there is something wrong with them.  They can mistakenly believe that they are lazy or stupid, unlikable, or bad, when really, the only issue is that their brains are organized somewhat differently than expected.  Understanding ourselves and others, learning ways to manage special needs, and learning self respect is essential for all people, and particularly for people who have felt different all of their lives.  .

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Some people react too strongly or not strongly enough to sensations.  When a person has trouble processing sensory information, life can become overwhelmingly stressful.  Whether this is part of Autism Spectrum Disorder or not, learning how to manage sensory issues can transform lives, bringing relief to people who have been uncomfortable their entire lives.  

Highly Sensitive People, Creatives, and Empaths
Highly sensitive people may have the sensory issues associated with SPD, but they may also have a wider array of other sensitivities.  This can range from environmental sensitivities that result in asthma, digestive issues, headaches or other physical ailments, to emotional and energetic sensitivities.  Being an emotional sponges(soaking up the feelings of everyone else) is exhausting, particularly in these times.  Even having gifts of sensing or knowing things can be hard to manage without skills to help.  People who are both highly gifted and highly sensitive can be particularly hard hit.   Anxiety, depression and other symptoms can stem from not knowing how to manage sensitivities.  

I love working with creative people and those who yearn to understand themselves better.  I look forward to meeting you.

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