Do you often feel misunderstood by others or overwhelmed by your emotions? If you're someone who experiences emotions more intensely than others, you may have been told you’re "difficult" or "too sensitive." You might feel burned out at work or exhausted in your relationships. Having an emotionally intense personality can also contribute to feelings of anxiety, depression, self-doubt, fear, loneliness, and anger or physical symptoms such as migraines and stomachaches.
People with intense emotional experiences frequently struggle to find support. You may have tried reaching out before and left feeling misunderstood and dismissed or frustrated and defeated. Though it may feel lonely at times, you are not alone. Therapy is highly effective in helping people learn how to lessen the intensity of emotions, improve their relationships, and create a more balanced life.
It can take weeks, months, or even years to make the decision to begin or return to therapy. When you’re ready to get started, click on the button located towards the top of this page to request a free phone consultation or initial therapy session.
Torie Cueto, LMFT
Hi! I'm Torie. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist working with individuals in San Diego, CA. Many of the clients I work with are high achieving, successful, and seem to others like they have it all figured out. They also often struggle to live up to their own perfectionist expectations, develop and maintain fulfilling relationships, and cope with feelings of anxiety and depression. Through our work together, I help clients find or rediscover feelings of hopefulness, happiness, and resiliency.