My name is Laura-Claire and I am a Reiki practitioner, transformation coach, dog mamma and nature lover.

I am also an empath, and I help other soul-centered empaths and HSPs who are struggling to manage emotional overwhelm and find meaningful direction learn to ground and reconnect to their personal truth so they can chart a path forward that is balanced, authentic, and purpose-driven.

I started this practice because these are things that I myself have struggled with for most of my life, and I know firsthand how challenging (and sometimes even downright painful) it can be to navigate this world as a highly sensitive person.

I also know that it doesn’t always have to be that way.

I know this because I have learned how to take care of myself as an empath, and in doing so, I have learned to embrace who I am and how I want to live my life, and there is nothing more meaningful or fulfilling that I can think of than to help you uncover your own personal truth and purpose so you can live your life in alignment with your unique light, too.

For a very long time, I didn’t even know that being a highly sensitive person was an actual thing – I just thought that there was something wrong with me.

I startle easily, I cry easily, I cannot tolerate violence or abuse in films and TV shows and hearing about it on the news can level an entire day for me. Crowds literally exhaust me, I have a hard time focusing in fast paced working environments, and difficulty hearing my own thoughts in groups because I feel so inundated by the emotional energy of the people around me.

Ever since I was a little girl, people have called me some variation of “sensitive.” Sometimes it is meant in a good way — people will often confide in me, telling me that I am “easy to talk to” or that I “understand” them in ways that most other people don’t. I have been called “perceptive,” “intuitive,” and an “old soul.”

Other times, however, these kinds of comments are not quite as well intended. I was bullied in middle school, and all through high school, college and even in my adult life, I have been told that I am “too sensitive,” “too quiet,” “too shy,” “too emotional,” and “thin skinned.”

One way or another, someone always seemed to have something to say about how I “am,” which inevitably led me to constantly question how I am and who I am — and how and who I am supposed to be — and ultimately instilled a great deal of insecurity, anxiety, isolation and depression in me that ruled my life for a very long time.

I kept wondering:

Why can’t I go to parties or social gatherings without feeling paralyzingly anxious and drained?

Why are my relationships always so turbulent?

Why can’t I handle a regular 9-5 job like everyone else?

Why do I feel everything so intensely?

Why can’t I just be normal?

I felt overwhelmed, I felt aimless, and I felt lost.

There were times when I even thought about taking my own life — not because I wanted to die, but because I just felt so exhausted. And so convinced that I would never find a place in this world for myself where I would be understood, accepted, and feel like I belonged.

My biggest problem was that I didn’t understand myself, and because I didn’t understand myself, I couldn’t accept myself. Over the years, I had almost completely lost touch with who I was, what I wanted, what I needed, and what I valued. I spent all my energy trying to at least appear “normal” and then beating myself up because whatever notion or concept of “normal” I had in my mind was simply not me.

Maybe you can relate?

But here’s the truth. And I know, deep down, you already know this…

There is no normal.

And whatever concept you may have of normal you can toss right out the window, because in the end, life is not about fitting into a mould; It is about what you make of your unique journey — what you learn, how you grow, and what you share.

I learned that I am an empath, and that empaths and HSPs make up somewhere between 15-20 percent of the population. That there is nothing wrong with us, our brains are just wired a little differently. We may be more prone to overstimulation and burnout than most, but once we understand our needs and how to meet them, we thrive.

I explored meditation, mindfulness, energy healing, and cognitive behavioral techniques that helped me learn to ground, manage my emotional energy, and how I let the energy in my environment affect me. With more solid boundaries and greater mental clarity, I learned to hear myself better, listen to myself better, love myself better, and honor myself better.

I made lifestyle changes both personally and professionally, and I am now on a path that feels balanced, authentic and purpose-driven.

I found my north. And I would love to help you find yours!

Send me a message through my contact page so we can schedule a free 30 minute discovery call to explore where you are at, where you would like to go, and how I can help you get there ♡

I trained with Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher, Melanie Ryan, SRMT, LCSWR, at the Center for Health and Healing in New York, and am certified as a second degree practitioner by Shamanic Reiki Worldwide.

I am certified as a professional life coach through Transformation Academy with specializations in transformation and life purpose.

Please note, I am a life coach, which is different than a therapist. I am not licensed to treat or diagnose any physical or mental dis-ease. If you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, I strongly urge you to seek help from a professional who can provide the support that you deserve.