You are not like everyone around you. You have different beliefs, values, and want a different life than most people here seem to.
Clinical Social Worker in Ridgeland, MS
CBT is effective in treating depression, anxiety, negative thoughts, and low self-esteem among other things. When we change our thoughts it influences our feelings, behaviors, and reactions. CBT is the most common form of therapy that counselors & therapists practice.
DBT was developed specifically to treat people with emotional sensitivity, extreme emotions, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and addictions. If you are someone who has really big emotions, DBT will change your life. If you've ever been accused of being "over-sensitive" "extra" or a "drama queen" emotional regulation will make your daily life much easier.
Just need to vent? I'm here to listen! Mindfulness asks us to be fully present in the moment, non-judgmentally. When you learn mindfulness skills things like anxiety, tension, and stress become less intense. We could all use less stress in our lives!
"Over-sensitive" "over reacting" "extra" "drama queen" "overly emotional" "too sensitive." Has anyone accused you of any of these things? You are likely a highly sensitive person. I believe this is a blessing not a curse. To feel things deeply is a gift but we live in a world where big feelings are not acceptable. Learning to regulate your emotions helps make huge emotions easier to deal with in day to day life.
Are you struggling with relationship conflict? Feeling misunderstood? Are you going through a breakup and feeling devastated? You may feel broken, like you just can’t continue living with this pain. You feel like your life will be over if the relationship ends. The last thing you want to deal with when looking for help with your relationship is a therapist who misunderstands you. If you happen to be LGBTQ+, polyamorous, non-mongamous, kinky, BDsM lifestyle, etc., I will not judge you!
Living in a country, region, and state that tells you that you are "choosing an immoral lifestyle" when you are LGBTQ impacts your self-esteem. You may have struggled with emotional abuse in the past that has impacted your self image. Perhaps you grew up in a household that led to you struggling with self-esteem as an adult. Whatever the reason, I will work with you to become more assertive as you learn to truly love who you are.
While stress is inevitable, anxiety is not. You worry all the time. You might feel overwhelmed. Lately you have been more irritable or cranky than usual, snapping at your loved ones over things that are not usually a big deal. Your heart can sometimes feel like it is pounding, maybe so hard you worry you will have a heart attack! Therapy for anxiety involves exploring your thoughts and feelings as well as learning anxiety management techniques that you can use when you are feeling overwhelmed.
When you are emotionally sensitive, people often tell you that you’re “too sensitive” or “overreact.” They might even accuse you of being “over dramatic” because they don’t understand that when your feelings are BIG so are your reactions. You may have spent your whole life believing there’s something wrong with you because of how you feel. Being afraid that people will stop caring about you or leave you often accompanies emotional sensitivity.