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 and expertise in the treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), also known as Sensory Integration Disorder, having studied & worked with pioneers in the field (www.spdstar.org). I understand how these sensitivities impact a person's emotional development, relationship experiences, learning & attention capacities, and overall quality of well-being.
It is an exciting time in the fields of mental health and neuroscience, as they come together to understand human behavior and the triggering impact of sensory information. Sensory over-responsivity, under-responsivity, sensory craving and other subtypes of SPD can co-occur with other mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, attention difficulties, and trauma disorders. Learn more about how sensory matters to you...