Hi! My name is Caitlyn. I enjoy working with both teens and adults. The clients I work with consider themselves feelers or empaths that often struggle not to take on the weight of the world. You may have been told you are too sensitive or were constantly invalidated for how you feel. People in your life have made you feel unworthy or less than your value.
Naturally, you have learned to build up a wall of protection. But this wall keeps you from being your true, authentic self.
Everything feels more intense for feelers and this can have its pros and cons. Feeler’s care, deeply. You can tune into other people’s worlds more easily and tend to be more sensitive and empathetic towards people. But you may find yourself taking on the emotions of others, while telling yourself to stop worrying, get over it, or even ignoring your wants and needs altogether.
These big emotions have felt too overwhelming to acknowledge, so you continue to ignore them, but they spill over into your daily life…you become triggered and have difficulty managing those emotions when they come to the surface. You can become explosive with yourself and those around you.
If you are feeling the ripple effects of past trauma or experience intense emotions such as shame, sadness, low self-esteem, anger, or anxiety, I know how to help!
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced emotionally painful and distressful experiences, emotional abuse, psychological trauma, and sexual abuse.
I utilize a technique called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I will work with you to facilitate your brain's natural healing to reprocess maladaptively stored memories into helpful, productive memory storage. Together, we will get in touch with your body and mind in ways you never were able to tolerate before, grow in self-awareness and move forward in your healing.
In our time together, I will help hold space for the difficult emotions and memories, while helping you create a new narrative of beliefs. Through exploration of your inner system and connecting to your inner wisdom, you can discover self-compassion, clarity, calmness, and confidence that can ignite transformation within you.
I believe the foundation to a successful therapeutic experience is the client and counselor relationship. I have a down-to-earth style, using humor and authenticity to connect with my clients. It is imperative that you feel heard, valued, and understood. I strive to create a safe and comfortable place for exploration and healing.
Caitlyn Proctor phone: 610-822-9812