The Bath by Mary Cassatt, 1893

                                                The Bath by Mary Cassatt, 1893

We are sensory beings. 

Sights, sounds, tastes, touch, and movement in our environment impact how we feel, what we think, and how we behave.  For many of us, sensory experiences bring great pleasure, like the smell of coffee brewing in the morning or the feel of warm sunlight on our skin. Yet for many others, sensory experiences can be irritating, confusing or even painful.  Anxiety may rise after just a few minutes in a loud, crowded room; being sensitive to food textures or clothing can become overwhelming.  I have specific training in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), also known as Sensory Integration Disorder, and I understand how these sensitivities impact a person's emotional development, relationship experiences, learning & attention capacities, and one's overall quality of well-being.