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Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

Jan 21, 2020


Honoring the Highly Sensitive Introvert


Nicole Burgess, LMFT


What do people need to know about introverts? Do introverts tend to need more time to process? Do they tend to process internally vs. processing verbally in the moment? Are introverts shy, anxious, or do they hate people? Are introverts slow to warm up? We tackle some common myths about introversion.  This is a fun, spontaneous interview, with lots of laughter.  We have a messy, raw conversation about the difference between therapy and coaching that goes badly.


  • Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), are really in-tune with things vs. calling it highly sensitive
  • The biggest difference between coaching and therapy is there is no diagnosis and people are mentally healthier; meaning they have a stronger sense of self, yet are open to going deeper in letting go of old beliefs/mindsets, etc.
  • I also think we therapists are great coaches because we know how to ask great questions; help in getting people to move forward in their lives vs stay in a disempowered mode. We also have training in communication, boundaries, and so much. Each of us can bring our skills as therapists and other professions into coaching
  • What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?
  • Is therapy only about the past and coaching is only about the future?
  • What are the benefits of online coaching or therapy?
  • What kind of coaches do therapists make?
  • Introversion—True or false? Introverts are “shy, anxious, hates people”
  • True or false? introverts struggle w self-confidence and don’t know their souls
  • What does the world need to know about introverts?
  • A special shout out to April Snow for connecting many of us Highly Sensitive Therapists
  • What do we do when we’re in a social situation and we don’t feel heard, and one person is dominating the conversation?
  • We talk about play


Nicole Burgess, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and leadership coach to introverted high achieving professional women in midlife. Over the last fifteen years she has coached, guided and collaborated with over a 1,000 women. She helps them demote their inner critic, embrace their fears through action, and grow professionally without sacrificing their personal life. As a result, they are more productive at work, have more meaningful relationships, and no longer sacrifice their well-being for others.  


Patricia Young hosts the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive, and works with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) helping them to understand their HSP traits, and turning their perceived shortcomings into superpowers. Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate the amazing gifts they have to offer. Patricia works globally online with HSPs providing coaching. Patricia also facilitates online groups for HSPs that focus on building community and developing skills (identifying your superpowers, boundaries, perfectionism, dealing with conflict, mindfulness, embracing emotions, creating a lifestyle that supports the HSP, communication and more).


 Nicole’s Links


Soulfilled Sisterhood Podcast--

Launching Your Daughter Podcast--

Introversion, Extroversion and the Highly Sensitive Person by Jacquelyn Strickland--


Patricia’s Links

Online HSP Course--


Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive--





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Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson