Licensed psychologist specializing in evidence-based therapy for Millennial and Gen Z perfectionists and high-achievers
Wondering if you’re a perfectionist?
I KNOW- BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE...
I’ve always considered myself a high-achiever with many perfectionist tendencies.
During my doctoral program, my anxiety and exhausting habits — like always overworking to be extra-prepared, saying “yes” when I actually wanted to say “no,” and trying to be in control of everything — ramped up and became overwhelming
I struggled to eat and constantly worried if I was good enough, letting imposter syndrome get under my skin.
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I worried: what would happen if my classmates and professors saw the “real me”?
I convinced myself that I needed to mask the real me to be successful and thought that if I get my high-achiever tendencies under control, I’d stop living up to expectations, the quality of my work would suffer, and people would stop liking me.
Yep, I was drained —
BUT I couldn’t deny the simple fact that being a perfectionist helped me succeed in my studies, work, and even personal life.
i kept thinking...
“THERE MUST BE A FORM OF PERFECTIONISM THAT HELPS PEOPLE ACHIEVE HIGH-LEVEL SUCCESS WITHOUT THE BURNOUT AND ANXIETY.”
LATE ONE NIGHT WHILE STAYING UP TO POLISH A PAPER THAT, LET’S BE HONEST, WAS ALREADY MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH... I HAD A REALIZATION:
I couldn’t continue to live life suffering so deeply.
Something had to change and I reached out for help – which is so hard to do when you constantly expect yourself to be perfect, right?
I started going to therapy, taking medication, and gradually realized that I didn’t have to fix my perfectionism…
…I just had to learn how to work with it.
Full disclosure: I’m still a high-achiever.
But it doesn’t slow me down anymore because I know how to effectively manage my perfectionistic tendencies and use them to my advantage.
In fact, being a high-achiever is now one of my biggest strengths.
10 YEARS, LOTS OF ICED MOCHAS & A DOCTORAL DEGREE LATER
I HELP OTHER MILLENNIAL AND GEN Z WOMEN TRANSFORM THEIR PERFECTIONIST AND HIGH-ACHIEVER TENDENCIES INTO SUPERPOWERS
When people talk about perfectionism, they often say that it’s something you have to “overcome” or “fix.”
The approach I use in my work is completely different: it’s about helping you figure out how to live with perfectionism in a way that is enjoyable and authentic.
You are not broken. You can learn how to manage your perfectionism and turn it into a feel-good, productive quality.
I’m here to help you do just that.
Start transforming your life, one step at a time
I work with...
Millennial and Gen Z women who struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, burnout, life transitions, self-criticism, and negative views of body image.
I have degrees in…
Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services + a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
I’ve been in mental health since...
2013... I've worked in a number of settings. Most recently I worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit within a Level 1 Trauma Hospital
“I really value Dr. Sheena’s extensive credentials — she has education and experience in a variety of clinician settings, and with all the "life coaches" out there this type of field experience was important to me."
"I love that Dr. Sheena specializes in working with high-achieving women and her approach is human and relatable with the real science to back it up!”
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