Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know if working with you is right for me?
Great question! We’d be a great fit if:
You’re seriously ready for a change, and ready to back that up with making changes to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In other words, you’re ready to level up!
You’re struggling to see your sensitivity as an asset – it feels like a liability, or something you’d change if you could
You are burnt out from trying to get everything perfect, or from constantly trying to figure out how best to please others
You’ve tried everything and still feel stuck, overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or dissatisfied. You know your same old programming and patterns aren’t working for you, but you’re not sure what to do about it.
You are willing to step out of your comfort zone (don’t worry, I’ve got your back every step of the way) and try some things that may feel challenging or uncomfortable. I promise, it gets easier as you go!
You resonate with anything you’ve read here on the website or in my blog. I intend the information here to be a true reflection of myself and what I stand for – authenticity and transparency are of the utmost importance to me!
If you’re still not sure, please contact me to book a 20-minute complimentary video consultation with me – I’d love to chat!
Do you only work with women?
Absolutely not! The trait of high sensitivity appears to be evenly split between men and women, and I believe that HSP men are just as deserving of a supportive path to self-acceptance, given our society’s focus on a, shall we say, LESS sensitive and attuned version of masculinity. Also, perfectionism and people-pleasing can be problematic for anyone – though it may manifest differently in different people. I also celebrate and champion those who identify as gender non-conforming. I am delighted to work with clients across the full spectrum of sexual orientation and preference, as well as race and cultural background.
Can you guarantee I’ll meet my goals?
In short, no. Legally and ethically, I cannot guarantee a specific result. Therapy is a collaborative effort, meaning that while I am here to support you, you are ultimately responsible for creating and maintaining change. However, I can guarantee you’ll feel supported, seen, cared for and cheered on as you take steps to transform your relationships to others and to yourself. I can guarantee that I’ll show up for you consistently and fully. I can predict that you’ll feel more authentically grounded and confident about moving toward your goals, and that you’ll have a more balanced, gentle perspective on the unique aspects that make you YOU.
How long will we work together?
It depends. Because I want to get to know you and your patterns and programming, and because transformation doesn’t happen instantly, therapy usually takes place over a period of time with consistent weekly sessions.
Think of it this way: you didn’t acquire these habits, thoughts, and relationship patterns overnight. Reversing them doesn’t happen that quickly either. However, know that I am respectful of your time, and my philosophy is not aligned with keeping clients in therapy forever. Let’s equip you with some tools and strategies so you can live the life that’s meaningful to you.
I’m not an HSP! Can I still work with you?
Certainly. While I specialize in treating Highly Sensitive People, I have years of experience with other populations as well. There are some treatment concerns and areas that I do not treat, as they require different expertise or training; in addition, there are some concerns that don’t lend themselves well to online therapy or benefit more from in-person work. The best way to discuss those or any other questions you have is via the free 20-minute video consultation. If we’re not a fit, I will support you in getting connected to a therapist who is. Therapy works best by far when it’s a good match!
What if I’m not satisfied with the work we do together?
If concerns arise during the course of therapy, I want you to feel comfortable to bring them to me so we can discuss/troubleshoot together. I love feedback, and want this space to be of benefit to you. It’s important to me to empower you as the client to practice acting against people-pleasing patterns or programming and express your needs, and I am committed to hearing you out and collaborating to find solutions. While I can’t guarantee that I can change everything about me, I value flexibility and deeply appreciate you sharing your experience with me!