Highly Sensitive Person
A highly-sensitive person also more commonly known as an “HSP” are, as described, more sensitive than others. There are many traits that an HSP possesses, and there are various quizzes and questionnaires to help one discover if they have this special trait. Common indicators of an HSP include but are not limited to: sensitivity to bright lights, pain and smells, overreactivity, overwhelm, complex inner lives, highly empathic, clairvoyant, shyness and need to withdraw and be alone. HSP’s may have had the experience of being called “too sensitive” or “introverted”, but this varies by culture and environment. Having HSP traits are now proving to be valuable assets when one can learn how to use these unique traits to better their lives and the lives of others.
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Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Highly Sensitive People make up about 15-20% of the general population and possess a unique sensory processing trait that allows them to pick up more on subtleties in the environment. I have undergone specific training to be listed on the hsperson.com website as an HSP-Knowledgable Therapist. My blog offers countless articles around how to craft your ideal life as a Highly Sensitive Person.
If you are a person who is very sensitive to your environment, to other people's energy and feelings, and to your own bodily sensations and emotions, you may find that coping with life is more challenging for you than for most other people. I am very familiar with this terrain and can help you to better manage your sensitive nervous system so you can express your unique strengths and gifts.
As an HSP myself, I can provide education and skills around self care, reframing experiences, and gracefully moving through this world with a finely tuned nervous system.
Do you feel everything? The emotions of others? Places? Animals? Can’t watch certain shows or the news because you feel it all? Being a highly sensitive person or empath can be exhausting and overwhelming. You are drained by others and love helping. Learn vital tools that support you and help you thrive as an empath.
Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Are your challenges due to your innate issues or because you are a conduit for so much energy and suffering outside of yourself? HSP is my specialty. I have a number of tools and the intuition to guide you back to making space to reclaim your authentic self. Your freedom from overwhelm starts with tuning into your heart and fiercely reclaiming your boundaries so you can actualize your gifts.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Personalized support for those who feel very deeply and strongly! As an HSP myself, I offer easy understanding and support!
Elinor Nygren Szapiro
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy
I am an HSP myself, and being an HSP is a deeply significant part of my life. I’ve specialized in supporting my fellow HSPs from about the time Elaine Aron coined the term in the 1990’s. My sessions are specifically geared towards the unique needs of an HSP’s sensitive nervous system. I know what it’s like to be in your shoes and can sense the most effective way to support you.
Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy
In my work with clients who have/have had eating disorders, I started to notice the high correlation with the trait of high sensitivity. As I introduced this concept to clients, it became clear that many clients found it helpful and validating to identify the HSP trait. Being a person with the HSP trait myself, I have found that work with this population is needed and extremely rewarding.
Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy
Being highly sensitive is natural, not a defect, but it can make dealing with sensory overload emotionally draining. I can help. I am highly sensitive too, so I understand.
Cynthia St Clair
Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy
Empaths have unique mental health concerns, and are often more susceptible to both environmental and hormonal changes. I am passionate about supporting the HSP to live her best life.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy
As a highly sensitive person myself I understand the nuances that come with being someone who deeply feels. Together we can work to better understand what it means to be a highly sensitive person and learn to set appropriate boundaries with ourselves and with others in order to find peace and freedom from what sometimes seems like a burden of too many feelings.