Couples & Individual Therapy Online in California In Person Therapy in Tiburon
Highly sensitive people who exhibit signs and symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are frequently bright, gifted individuals who think deeply and feel intensely. This heightened experience of the world leads to unique challenges that can be transformed into powerful growth opportunities in therapy.
Highly sensitive people are often incredibly empathic individuals who sense what others are feeling on an intuitive and somatic level. This can make it difficult to distinguish the emotional experience of others from one's own. This can make it difficult to know how to set appropriate boundaries and communicate effectively, often leading to relationship challenges.
In the absence of a healthy degree of differentiation, an individual is likely to feel emotionally flooded and overstimulated by the world around them. Self destructive behaviors and unhealthy coping habits are often frequent short term solutions to a central nervous system that is suffering from chronic hyperarousal.
The therapeutic process can take a circuitous and surprising path as you discover those things that you were unaware of at the start. There is no standardized procedure in the highly individual work of self inquiry. This can be intimidating for some, but embracing the unknown opens up the very space for possibility and transformation.
In our work together, I will utilize an eclectic array of interventions including analysis, dream interpretation, guided imagery, mindfulness, somatic experiencing techniques and dialectical behavioral therapy, as they are appropriate to your unique strengths and circumstances.
Insight gained in therapy brings self awareness that is the first step in a dialectic between acceptance and change where clients begin to understand the difference between the things they can and cannot change.
Using mindfulness techniques to increase access to your own inner wisdom can help you locate a stable sense of self, root in your own resilience and cope with an unpredictable world.
The ability to self-regulate and set healthy boundaries are two of the ways to improve the way you relate to the world that can have lasting impact on the quality of your life and personal relationships.
The goal is to find that critical balance between finding acceptance and creating change, learning to make space for opposite and contradictory emotions, find nuance in these polarities, and work towards a holistic integration in which mind, body and spirit are in alignment, so you can feel complete and at peace.
Like the sound of precisely tuned instruments practiced with skill under the right conditions, the effect of highly sensitive people on the world can be exquisite. Sentient instruments that offer a wide range of information, your sensitivities are incredibly valuable indicators of the conditions that enable all living beings to feel safe and thrive.
To the empath, highly sensitive person, or individual with traits of borderline personality, it can feel like you are constantly experiencing the world in high definition with the volume on max. This heightened experience of the world can lead to anxiety, hyperarousal, a chronically overstimulated central nervous system, fatigue and emotional disregulation, creating obstacles in relationships and challenges in skillfully expressing your unique creative gifts, the secret superpowers of highly sensitive people.
My clients are empaths and artists, writers and thinkers, scientists, explorers and dreamers - creative people who are deeply affected by the world and whose sensitivities are both their greatest asset and most daunting challenge.
Using a direct manner tempered by gentle loving kindness, I can show you how your sensitivities can become your greatest strengths. It is my privilege to walk this path with you, embracing the shadows that allow your light to shine bright. You deserve to feel things deeply without also being deeply shaken. The world deserves your gifts.
My office is in Tiburon, CA with easy proximity to Mill Valley and Sausalito. I see clients for therapy in person and online. Contact me today to schedule a free intake call.
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