My Approach to Helping
Are you tired of having people tell you that you’re “too intense” or “too sensitive,” or that you “shouldn’t feel” a certain way about something? Do you find yourself feeling misunderstood by others much of the time-- including family? Do intense feelings sometimes leave you wanting to do something that will help you “escape” the emotional pain? What would it be like if you could spend time with others and not get overwhelmed by your emotions? How about coming home from an outing with friends and not spending your energy scrutinzing the evening for all the "wrong" and "stupid" things you said and did? How would you like to be able to handle emotions and communicate your feelings to others so you feel understood, and others stay in relationships, and you don't feel like you have to end a relationship before someone else does? What if you could feel connected, like you see others around you doing?
There's a way to find connection with others and to be able to manage your emotions, even the ones you want to run away and hide from. The nice thing is that you already have a lot of what you need to help yourself. Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps you to see and use what you have and teaches you more techniques so you can have the relationships, and emotions, you dream of.
It can be difficult to get messages from others that you are "too much" to handle. You want connection with others, and it can be frustrating when, in spite of your best efforts, your emotions get in the way of having that connection you crave-- you can be left feeling out of control or lost. Call me so we can discuss how you can move forward from this and into a life that you have only dreamed about.