Have You Felt Different or Out of Place for Most of Your Life?

Do you have a low threshold for stimulation and a deep need for downtime? Maybe a quiet environment feels like a haven for you and small gatherings are more to your liking than large and loud parties? Do you have a rich inner life, a capacity for deep empathy, and strong intuitive abilities? Perhaps you’ve been told you are too much, too sensitive, too intense, too something . . . something that indicates you are not like everyone else thinks you should be?

Does This Sound Like You?

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Our culture tends to promote busyness, extraversion, large groups of friends, and big gatherings as the way of life. If you feel out of place in our world and are barely hanging on with a nervous system on the high drive, you may be an introvert, empath, or highly sensitive person (HSP). While recent years have given more attention to these personality traits there is still a large misunderstanding about what these traits actually mean and how they impact a person. Likewise, there is still much shame and stigma around anyone who does not look or act like mainstream culture. This includes those with traits of introversion, deep empathy, and high sensitivity.

Understanding Introverts, Empaths, and Highly Sensitive Persons

Most think introverts, empaths, and highly sensitive persons are the same. While they do share similar traits they are different. The key is recognizing that there are distinct traits that may overlap in some individuals but do not always occur together. Understanding the nuances can give you more insight into how you are wired. If you have made your way here because you feel overwhelmed, anxious, and uncomfortable being in our world, then I invite you to read on. You may find yourself having an aha moment of realization followed by relief. This was certainly my experience when I first read the book Quiet by Susan Cain.

What I’ve learned is that these traits are positive traits. I’ve learned that you don’t have to keep hiding your true self. You don’t have to live a small life of retreat. Nor do you have to live with an amped-up nervous system on overdrive. Exhaustion at the end of the day is not mandatory. You can find ways to use the strengths that come with these inherited sensibilities that make up you. And, deep therapy is one way that can help you understand these traits and where they come from. Therapy can go a long way to shifting your thoughts about yourself; it can change how you interact with others and how you move about the world. With a bit of education and some deep work, you can accept these amazing aspects of yourself and gain more confidence in who you are.

Embracing Your True Self

Everyone has a slightly different reason for choosing therapy but I find that most who seek therapy for one of the above traits feel some level of physical and emotional exhaustion, overwhelm with daily life, and experience a high level of anxiety. Many feel misunderstood. Most have lived their life in the shadows feeling inherently flawed.

As an introvert with high levels of empathy myself, I bring the wisdom from my own journey of struggle and acceptance. I have come not only to love these traits about myself but to see them as strengths and to use them to live my best possible life. Furthermore, I have come to experience the world as a more gentle and loving place. You can too. Don’t feel out of place or alone. You don’t have to feel like you are too much or too something. . . And, you do not have to feel like you live in a world of chaos. You can accept your traits, learn how to settle your nervous system, and tap into your strengths.

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Benefits of Depth Therapy: It’s a Perfect Fit For The Deep Thinker With Big Feelings

My approach in all my work, as it gets to the root of an individual’s struggles, is a depth approach. Depth therapy gets to the root of relational issues, emotional regulation, and personality questioning. While depth therapy does reduce symptoms associated with a person’s struggle, the goal is to seek long-lasting change that can only come from taking a deep look inside ourselves. Thus, depth therapy gets to the root of who you are and from there you can begin to live the life you imagine.

Our work together will be grounded in Jung-oriented depth psychology. Depth therapy is inherently effective for anyone struggling to accept their innate traits of introversion, deep empathy, or high sensitivity. These traits invite deep work for the naturally deep thinker. In a way, it’s as if depth work was made for persons with these traits. You have deep empathy, an intuitive and creative mind, a rich inner life, and enjoy time alone. You probably feel out of place in our busy and chaotic culture. Or you may even feel overwhelmed and experience high anxiety. But, you don’t have to feel that way.

You can embrace your traits and create a more calm and grounded life. If you have a quiet, thoughtful, and empathic nature, you are someone who experiences the world through what I like to call a lens of deep impassioned introspection. You don’t have to remain small. You can use your innate strengths to make whatever kind of stamp on life you choose.

A Safe Space For Growth in Therapy

If these traits resonate with you and you think we would be a good fit, reach out. I offer a space of complete safety for you. A space where you can come to accept these parts and learn to tap into the strength that comes from these remarkable traits. I find that online therapy and walk-and-talk therapy are particularly fitting for an introvert, empath, or highly sensitive person. We can find a quiet space outdoors and revel in nature or meet online. Many of my clients with these traits love online therapy. They relish staying in the comfort of their home surrounded by touchstones, pets, and the warmth of their curated space. No hustle and bustle to get to the appointment, only a moment to create your quiet space of calm so you can think, process, and go deep.

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Are you a Texas introvert, empath, or highly sensitive person ready to start your online therapy journey?

Are you tired of feeling like you don’t fit into a world that seems designed for extroverts? Have you constantly been told you’re too sensitive, too intense, or simply too much? Then it’s time to embrace your uniqueness and discover the strengths within your introversion, empathy, or high sensitivity at my Texas therapy practice. Through depth therapy tailored to individuals like you, you can navigate the complexities of your inner world. Find acceptance of your innate traits and cultivate a more grounded and fulfilling life. If you’re ready to start your journey of self-discovery and empowerment, follow these steps:

  1. Schedule a consultation to see if Online Therapy for Introverts, Empaths, and Highly Sensitive Persons is right for you
  2. Begin meeting with skilled HSP therapist, Lysle Shaw
  3. Start embracing your uniqueness!

Other Therapy Services Offered at Lysle Shaw Psychotherapy

At Lysle Shaw Psychotherapy, I provide a wide array of therapeutic services that extend beyond HSP therapy. Whether online or in a walk-and-talk session, you can access a flexible and convenient way to delve into your inner world. Addressing life’s complexities, and initiating a journey of personal transformation. In addition to HSP therapy, I offer Online Therapy, Walk-and-Talk Therapy, Individual Therapy For Relationship Issues, Trauma Therapy, Spiritual and Existential Exploration, and Jungian Dreamwork. Start your path to healing and personal growth by taking the first step today.