Specializing in Support & Nurturing For Helpers, Healers, Empaths, Creatives, & Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) and Their Loved Ones
Teens (10 yrs. +) and Adults
Many of the individuals I work with can relate to one or more of the following-
- You feel your feelings intensely
- You feel overwhelmed in this world
- You often feel like you don’t fit in
- You consider yourself a helper, healer, empath, creative, or highly sensitive person (HSP)
- Or you have a partner, child, or other loved one like this you would like to understand better
I want you to know that the qualities you possess as a super feeler are a gift to this world. Your sensitivity is a super power! I know this is not the message you have received in life. I truly get it. I have been there myself. Many of us have been told we are too much, too emotional, and out of touch. Most people are not able to see who we really are and in return who they really are from the authentic self. But you can see it! That is a truly a gift! And I don’t care what anyone else says. I know this is truth!
Would you like support with:
- Letting your being be seen and your voice be heard
- Gaining more confidence in who you are
- Allowing all parts of you to be loved and feel welcomed
- Feeling more comfortable in your body
- Focusing on what you want out of your life
- Setting boundaries and managing conflict with others
I am here to walk alongside you on this journey. I provide a safe place for you to explore. If you want more out of life, I can help. I walk my own journey and get the support I need as well. This enables me to provide a safe and secure container for you where I can focus on your needs. I enjoy supporting people who are seeking more out of their life and want to dream big! I also understand that those of us with these gifts often have experienced many challenges in life.
I provide a nonjudgmental place for you to talk about your struggles and needs, explore what you want out of life, and heal past hurts. This process is collaborative- you set the goals for our work together and our sessions are guided by them. I believe you have an innate ability to heal and that we all need support at times especially when life feels overwhelming or we are wanting to make changes.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist with extensive training and experience, I am very comfortable working with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, recovery from addiction, grief and loss, and relationship issues. I do traditional talk therapy as well as body-centered approaches including NARM (Neuro Affective Relational Model), EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Sand Tray.
I believe human connection has the power to transform all aspects of our lives. When we feel secure, seen, and heard it gives us strength, confidence, and hope to overcome the obstacles in our life. My goal is for you to feel secure, seen, and heard by me in our work together so you can thrive in your life!
Carlene can help you make the changes you seek in a safe and compassionate space.
“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.” ―