Welcome! I’m so glad you are here.

You’ve probably found my page because you’re feeling overworked, stuck in rumination, and surrounded by loved ones, yet experiencing a profound sense of loneliness. You’re overworked, in your head, and while it may be hard to admit it, something hurts. You’ve dedicated yourself to building the life you want and on the outside, you have a life that many would envy – a successful career, lasting relationships, and a commitment to making a difference in the world. But on the inside, there’s an undeniable feeling that something important is missing. Despite your accomplishments, you grapple with a sense of emptiness  and longing for true meaning and fulfillment.

I’m Sandra Olarte-Hayes, a psychotherapist and the founder of Lime Tree Therapy. I work with adults who want to get out of their heads and into their lives.

Many of my clients are dedicated and high-achieving. They pour their hearts and souls into everything they do. It might seem as though they have it all together, but deep down, they are struggling. They feel overworked, overwhelmed, and disconnected from their own needs and desires. Core aspects of their identities have left them feeling unseen and unacknowledged. They’ve been hurt and while they have an understanding of how their painful experiences impact them, they can’t quite let go of the stories they hold about themselves.

Like you, they work tirelessly to be the best partner, friend, parent, and global citizen they can be, yet a persistent feeling of emptiness lingers. Despite putting the needs of others first, they feel alone. The relentless pursuit of perfection has left them feeling disconnected from their own needs and emotions. Many of my clients, like you, grapple with stress, exhaustion, and the pressure to keep it all together. As a result, they often find themselves feeling isolated and unworthy.

Before beginning our journey together, many of my clients yearned for connection, genuine understanding, and the freedom to be their authentic selves. They were skilled at hiding their struggles, but their relationships and well-being suffered under the weight of perfectionism and an inner world of self-criticism.

You deserve to slow down, let go of those old self-stories and limiting beliefs, and reconnect with a more authentic you. Through our work together, you can learn to embrace vulnerability, practice presence, and reclaim your sense of purpose and vitality. If you’re ready to slow down, be curious about what you’ve been avoiding, and create more sustaining patterns, I can help.

I’m here to provide a supportive and compassionate space as you uncover your core values and what truly matters to you.

Upon beginning our work together, my clients experience a profound shift in how they relate to themselves and the world around them. They experienced a sense of clarity, openness, and balance and find that gradually, their painful stories have less control over their lives. Together, we can practice gradually opening up to your emotions and cultivating a deeper understanding of your needs, desires, and boundaries. By fostering a genuine connection with yourself, you’ll create space for authentic connections with others and find a renewed sense of meaning in your life.

Reach out. I’m here.

Land Acknowledgement:

I live and practice on the unceded lands of the Jumanos, Coahuiltecan, Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ (Comanche), Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Tonkawa peoples.