Counseling for Highly Sensitive People in Oakland, CA

Turn Your Sensitivity into Your Superpower

Depleted. Drained. Overwhelmed.

You absorb the feelings of other people and are easily overwhelmed in busy and chaotic environments. You care deeply for other people and often put others' needs before your own. 

It’s almost as if you are a sponge that is absorbing the emotions and experiences of those around you, leaving you confused about what is yours and what you are holding for others. 

Maybe you have tried different things to recenter yourself, but nothing seems to allow you to have the energy you need to live the life you desire. It’s difficult to identify what exactly is draining and you have trouble differentiating your own emotions from those of others.

Your system often feels like it is on overload:

  • You get intense waves of emotions that seem to come out of nowhere
  • You are super drained after being in crowded spaces
  • You can’t tune into your emotions because you are focused on the emotions of others
  • Your voice shakes and you feel overwhelmed talking in groups of people
  • You may drink or use cannabis to taper down the intensity of your emotional experiences

It may seem like you can’t protect yourself from the energy of others. But you can!

Even if it feels like there is nothing you can do, you can turn your sensitivity into your superpower.

Therapy can make it happen.

You are not alone in being unsure how to maintain your sense of self when you are deeply impacted by the emotions and energy of others. As a highly sensitive person myself, I deeply understand this experience and the impact it had on me in the past.

Being a highly sensitive person may seem like “pseudoscience,” but there is scientific research that backs up that  some of us are more sensitive and intuitive than others. 

Highly sensitive people frequently feel exhausted from absorbing the feelings of those around them, need a lot of alone time to recharge, are easily overstimulated by chaotic and busy environments, think and feel very deeply, pick up on the energy, and emotions of others around them.  

Being highly sensitive can lead to often feeling emotionally overwhelmed for no apparent reason, feeling totally drained, and often taking on other people’s experiences as your own. It often leads to being in relationships with other people who seem to need a therapist and rely on you for all their needs while not providing you the support you need.

I can help you gain control of your sensitivity.

Therapy is a way of becoming empowered by your sensitivity to maintain a greater sense of connection to yourself and find balance in your relationships. 

Somatic therapy and mindfulness tune our awareness to what is happening in our bodies to be able to differentiate what is ours compared to what we may be carrying for other people, as well as provide tools to discharge others’ energy. I combine body-based practices with narrative practices to create a process that integrates mind, body, and spirit to learn how to use your highly sensitive nature to care for yourself while also making an impact on others.

Once you have built self-awareness, learned tools to release energy, and set healthy boundaries that honor your needs, you will be able to step into your power and utilize the gift of your sensitivity while maintaining your vitality.

You will be able to use the gift of being attuned to others to support them in finding their own vitality and working towards creating a more just and peaceful world. 

It’s time for change.

If you are ready to find balance in your life and get control of your sensitivity, I am here to guide you on your healing journey.

Reaching out for support can be scary and it is the first step to taking control of your life.

I look forward to connecting with you to learn more about how I can support you to re-embody and re-connect. 

Depleted. Drained. Overwhelmed.

You absorb the feelings of other people and are easily overwhelmed in busy and chaotic environments. You care deeply for other people and often put others' needs before your own. 

It’s almost as if you are a sponge that is absorbing the emotions and experiences of those around you, leaving you confused about what is yours and what you are holding for others. 

Maybe you have tried different things to recenter yourself, but nothing seems to allow you to have the energy you need to live the life you desire. It’s difficult to identify what exactly is draining and you have trouble differentiating your own emotions from those of others.

Your system often feels like it is on overload:

  • You get intense waves of emotions that seem to come out of nowhere
  • You are super drained after being in crowded spaces
  • You can’t tune into your emotions because you are focused on the emotions of others
  • Your voice shakes and you feel overwhelmed talking in groups of people
  • You may drink or use cannabis to taper down the intensity of your emotional experiences

It may seem like you can’t protect yourself from the energy of others. But you can!

Even if it feels like there is nothing you can do, you can turn your sensitivity into your superpower.

Therapy can make it happen.

You are not alone in being unsure how to maintain your sense of self when you are deeply  impacted by the emotions and energy of others. As a highly sensitive person myself, I deeply understand this experience and the impact it had on me in the past.

Being a highly sensitive person may seem like “pseudoscience,” but there is scientific research that backs up that  some of us are more sensitive and intuitive than others. 

Highly sensitive people frequently feel exhausted from absorbing the feelings of those around them, need a lot of alone time to recharge, are easily overstimulated by chaotic and busy environments, think and feel very deeply, pick up on the energy, and emotions of others around them.  

Being highly sensitive can lead to often feeling emotionally overwhelmed for no apparent reason, feeling totally drained, and often taking on other people’s experiences as your own. It often leads to being in relationships with other people who seem to need a therapist and rely on you for all their needs while not providing you the support you need.

I can help you gain control of your sensitivity.

Therapy is a way of becoming empowered by your sensitivity to maintain a greater sense of connection to yourself and find balance in your relationships. 

Somatic therapy and mindfulness tune our awareness to what is happening in our bodies to be able to differentiate what is ours compared to what we may be carrying for other people, as well as provide tools to discharge others’ energy. I combine body-based practices with narrative practices to create a process that integrates mind, body, and spirit to learn how to use your highly sensitive nature to care for yourself while also making an impact on others.

Once you have built self-awareness, learned tools to release energy, and set healthy boundaries that honor your needs, you will be able to step into your power and utilize the gift of your sensitivity while maintaining your vitality.

You will be able to use the gift of being attuned to others to support them in finding their own vitality and working towards creating a more just and peaceful world. 

It’s time for change.

If you are ready to find balance in your life and get control of your sensitivity, I am here to guide you on your healing journey.

Reaching out for support can be scary and it is the first step to taking control of your life.

I look forward to connecting with you to learn more about how I can support you to re-embody and re-connect. 

To get started, click the button below or give me a call at (510)270-0853, and let’s get begin on your journey!

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