Embrace your Black Sheep Identity with Kathi Hennessey

Kathi Hennessey LICSW

Ep 77 How Empaths can heal from being the black sheep with Kathi Hennessey

“Family installs your trigger buttons. …I would rather have enjoyment than obligation.”

– Kathi Hennessey,

In the English language, black sheep is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family.

For centuries Empaths have felt shame and guilt for being different and “being too much”. But our guest today helps us dare to be different and embrace our uniqueness as a power not a curse.

Today I share a conversation with Kathi Hennessy LICSW

Here are some key moments:

  • Find therapy for your codependence to this family gaslighting relationships
  • Detach emotionally
  • Speak up and do not let it fester
  • Limit your time with them
  • Know you deserve pleasure
  • Embrace your difference

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Kathi’s Bio:

Kathi has a background in research and has been a psychotherapist for 14 years. She is licensed in 5 states and has a private practice in Massachusetts. Kathi works with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, school/career stress, and life transitions. She really enjoys working with individuals and couples who have relationship issues.

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