Currently accepting new clients via telehealth
Have you ever been told that you are “too sensitive” or “shy”? Are you strongly affected by other people’s moods? Have you ever felt like you are trying harder at life than others? Do you feel guilty for wanting to say no? Do you often put other people’s needs ahead of your own? If so, you might be a part of the 20 percent of the population born with the trait of high sensitivity.
I strive to be authentic and present with my clients. I partner with my clients in their healing. My goal is for my clients to feel safe and at ease. I encourage questions and discussion of any concerns!
I specialize in working with men and women who are highly sensitive or HSPs and HSPs who are in relationships with non HSPs. I completed Dr. Elaine Aron's Therapist training in 2016. I am also an HSP.
I also enjoy working with birth trauma, infertility, new parents, anxiety, depression, college students, all servicemembers including veterans and grief and loss.
I am also trained in EMDR therapy which works well with processing and healing trauma.
I believe in the power of connection and the therapeutic relationship. I offer a free 15-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit. If for some reason it does not feel like a good fit, I will be happy to assist you in finding someone who is.
Highly Sensitive Person
According to Dr. Elaine Aron, about 20 percent of the population has the trait of High Sensitivity. Having this trait has its gifts and challenges. You may be Highly Sensitive if you process things deeply, are easily overwhelmed, have deep empathy and are highly aware. Here is a link to the HSP screening test- https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was founded by Francine Shapiro. EMDR is a therapeutic technique that helps process multiple types of trauma and emotional distress. EMDR is extensively studied and consistently shows quick results.
Infertility is unfortunately not talked about enough. There can be a lot of shame associated with infertility and you can feel very alone and extremely overwhelmed. I understand this struggle personally as my spouse and I went through almost 6 years of infertility. This included lots of testing, multiple IUIs, IVF and years of working with a reproductive naturopath. Support during this time is so important.
According to Postpartum Support International, postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder effects about 9 percent of women. This is in correlation with an actual or perceived danger during birth and postpartum. I believe that every parent should be able to process their birth experience with someone who can hold that space and be an empathic listener.
I Enjoy Working With:
Highly Sensitive People
Veterans and active military
Grief and loss
Beth Dawson, LCSW
Beth received her Master's in direct practice social work in 2015 from The University of Texas at Arlington. Beth lives with her husband of 16 years and their daughter. Beth has a passion for music and anything and everything Breaking Bad. She has received training in working with Highly Sensitive People and is a high sensation seeking HSP herself. She is also the co-creator of Highly Sensitive Therapists Retreats. She strives to be open and authentic with her clients. Any and all questions and concerns are welcomed and encouraged.
"Come as you are"