I have an interest in assisting those with challenges that link the body, mind and environment. I'd like to briefly share some of my thoughts with you. LeslieD
Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
SPS is often confused with anxiety, shyness, or introversion. Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), as defined by Dr Elaine Aron's work, is a "single innate temperament trait expressed as an awareness of subtleties in stimuli as well as a potential to be overwhelmed by too much stimuli". Research has shown that this trait occurs in about 20% of over 100 species, including humans. It is equally present in women and men. One key to understanding the sensitivity trait is recognizing the presence of a natural tendency to "pause to check" before acting, another is noticing more need than others for some alone time. SPS is a normal trait, it is not a disorder. HSPs who understand and embrace their trait rather than 'trying to overcome it' lead wonderfully satisfying lives.
Yes, even in this demanding, noisy and stressful world.
Psychotherapy and Quiet Coaching services are available.
Allergies & Auto-Immune Challenges
Fears and frequently changing symptoms can negatively impact relationships and decrease the joy and spontaneity in daily life. It can be discouraging when simple pleasures like a meal out with family or friends, or a hike on a beautiful spring day, may feel too risky. At times it can feel like the environment and your own immune system have become perpetual enemies- with the real you stuck in the middle of some raging war! Sometimes medical regimens become discouraging or overwhelming, seeming like yet another battle when you try to sustain them.
Counseling can help you remember who you really are in the midst of all of this by bringing hope and clarity during stressful times, especially when you are concerned that sharing more with family or friends may not be helpful.
We will use a Mind-Body-Spirit approach to help reduce the inner conflict. Once we have established our working relationship, only occasional follow-up meetings are needed during times of increased stress. Video meetings are possible for established clients who may be temporarily unable to travel to the office.
Environment of Care Concerns
We will discuss your environmental needs by phone to help you determine if my office is a match for your needs. Please note that I do not guarantee that the environment will be free of potential allergens. Every effort is made to assist you in good faith with determining whether my office may be suitable, however the final determination rests with each client.
Located in the heart of the Historic Shepherdstown District,
within walking distance of shops, eateries & Shepherd University. Parking is on the street and requires the ability to walk a short distance and to climb stairs.
Call/Text (540) 931-2130 to arrange for our free 15 minute phone meeting.
Please ask any questions you may have about care during our call.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reach out to you by phone.
Sensitive Strength Counseling & Coaching
Leslie A Dieter, LLC
129 E German Street C201, Box 252
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
"It is amazing how many hints and guides and intuitions for living come to the sensitive person who has ears to hear what his body is saying." Rollo May