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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.

Apr 13, 2021


I’ve Always Known I was Anxious


Elizabeth Cush, LCPC


Elizabeth shares her story and why she decided to specialize in anxiety.  She then defines anxiety, and we talk about the different ways that anxiety can present for people.  Elizabeth talks about common myths, and we talk about tools to use to manage anxiety and what type of lifestyle changes can also help to reduce anxiety. We talk about the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and Depth of Processing and how this can relate to anxiety.


  • Tools for managing anxiety
    • Self-compassion
    • Mindfulness
    • Therapy or Coaching
    • Meditation
    • Moving Meditation
    • Yoga
    • Qigong
    • Dancing
    • Social support
    • Exercise
    • Repeating, “In this moment, I am safe.”
    • Breathwork
  • Lifestyle Changes 
    • Getting enough sleep
    • Nutrition that honors your body
    • Gut/brain connection
    • Drinking less alcohol
    • Exercise
    • Time with pets
    • Being in nature
    • Getting good support
    • Schedule that honors your rhythms


Elizabeth Cush (LCPC) is a licensed clinical professional counselor, business owner and blogger in Annapolis, MD where she hosts Woman Worriers, a podcast for anxious women. In her private practice, Progression Counseling, she helps men and women who feel overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out find more connection with themselves and others, allowing them to live their lives with more ease, intention, and purpose. She’s worked in the mental health field for over 10 years, is a certified clinical trauma professional and she incorporates mindfulness and meditation into her psychotherapy work with individuals and groups. Elizabeth is a featured guest on these podcasts: Sacred Psychology, Women In Depth, The Practice Of Being Seen , and Selling The Couch, the Soul-filled Sisterhood, The Therapy Show, and Hypnotize Me, and A Therapist Takes Her Own Advice. She’s also an expert contributor for Good Therapy, a guest contributor to the Happily Imperfect Blog on Psych Central and has been quoted in articles for The List, Teen Vogue, Tonic, Best Life, Bustle Thriveworks, UpJourney and The Paper Gown.


Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us. 


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