Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP)

Highly sensitive people (HSPs) are, in a nutshell, people who process life deeply. This may mean that when they feel sad, they feel really sad. Alternatively, it could also mean they feel incredible joy and love. Growing up, this depth might have been mistaken for weakness, volatility, or worse, mental illness.

To find out if you’re highly sensitive, take this quiz  by Dr. Elaine Aron. I am trained in Dr. Aron’s research on HSPs and you can find my listing here in her directory.

If you’re highly sensitive, what I want you to know is that you have a powerful gift. There is nothing wrong with you – although you may have been told that and you may feel like there is. You possess an inner quality that can allow you access to lots of information about people and experiences. And like a precious gift, we need to treat it with extra love and attention. I say we because like you I am an HSP – a proud HSP. We treat our gift with love by practicing self-care. Self-care is profoundly important as an HSP and it involves lots of soothing for our nervous system. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, that’s okay. Together in therapy, we’ll discuss what this means – and what this looks like for your unique system.

Stop believing you’re weak.

Stop telling yourself to just suck it up.

Call me to get started.