Sensory Processing Sensitivity & Highly Sensitive Persons

“The curious paradox is when I accept myself exactly as I am, then I can change.

-Carl Rogers

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grayscale photography of woman with two hands on her face
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a man holds his head while sitting on a sofa
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  • You compare yourself to others and feel like you don't add up.

  • You believe that everyone else has it all figured out, except for you.

  • Feeling worried and full of self-doubt?

  • Burntout from your job as a helping professsional?

  • You have trouble asking for what you need, always putting other people before you.

  • You put off making decisions out of fear of making the wrong one.

  • You tend to overthink, often in worst case scenario.

  • You feel guilty if you take time for yourself?

  • Do you rely on the validation of others?

  • You've been told that to tend to your needs is to "be a baby" or that you are - which induces fear someone may abandon or reject you?

Does this sound like you...?

  • You often don't feel seen or heard by the people in your life.

  • Called "too sensitive"?

  • Easily Overwhelmed?

  • Felt eager to please others?

  • You avoid confrontation/conflict at all costs even if it means you have to be uncomfortable.

  • You wish you could just shut off your brain or have trouble relaxing.

  • You feel you've done something wrong if someone's attitude towards your shifts.

  • You feel like you focus on past mistakes, even (seemingly) small ones?

  • You often unkind things to yourself, about yourself?

  • Your head is full of "I should be doing this" or "I should have said that."

  • You feel selfish if you are not pre-empting the needs of others.

  • You often feel stuck - like everything will "turn out wrong".

  • You have a standard of living that you compromise out of fear of others saying no? Or fear of retaliation?

Greetings! I'm So Glad to See You!

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you're at the intersection of time and opportunity.

It is my joy to support Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, Perfectionists, & People Pleasers.

These are folks who likely identify as shy, quiet, socially-awkward, introverted, highly sensitive, and/or empathic.

If this sounds like you... I aim to support you to overcome these negative beliefs so that you can start living a life not shrouded by shame, fear, stress, anxiety, and overwhelm!

Our Work Together

Desirée specializes in working with individuals with Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS). Individuals with this normal trait may identify as Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP’s), physically, energetically-sensitive, empaths, big-hearted, intuitives, healers, different, and/or gifted. Often, those who identify as Sensitives are often targeted for exploitation by those who lack empathy or insight around collaborative and caring interpersonal dynamics.

​In addition to increasing awareness, understanding, and self-compassion about our hard-wired (and experientially learned) ways of being in the world; we also focus on learning to maintain healthy boundaries and optimum levels of interaction, practicing ways to avoid overwhelm and sensory overload, learning skills for faster recovery. We best accomplish this by tapping into our kind and compassionate energy - finding our wisest and non-judgemental self; which helps us to thrive, instead of just to survive.

We’ll shift your unique narrative to understand what we call sensitivity as a strength and path to liberation, not as a problem. The goal is for you to be able to fully embrace the "updated version" of who you are in your story. To feel assured in and entitled to your decisions. You’ll learn to navigate your "stuff" (which we'll get clarity on), and live in the world of opportunities as opposed to mostly consequences.

Desirée support's people around anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, recovery from toxic relationships, spiritual issues, struggles with life transitions, and issues related to s*x and intimacy. Desirée 's approach to therapy is that the intersection of self-compassion and self-awareness is the vector in which change is viable...sans judgment.

Her clinical practice focuses on adult clientele.

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woman in white floral dress carrying baby during daytime

Did any of the above resonate with you?

If you'd like to better understand yourself and improve your relationships,

Learn how to be kinder to yourself and set boundaries with others,

Use Mind-Body Medicine based skills to slow down the mental chatter,

I am here to help.

Schedule a "Getting to Know You" session or Request Your Initial Appointment.

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