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These are experts you may find particularly helpful. Some are not licensed therapists, but they have considerable knowledge about HSPs due to their education and experience.
- Tracy Cooper is not licensed to do psychotherapy, but earned his Ph.D. studying HSPs and their careers. His book, Thrive: The Highly Sensitive Person and Career, is available now. He is also researching highly sensitive high sensation seekers. http://www.drtracycooper.com
- Jadzia Jagiellowicz, BEd, PhD (Psych), a former educator of the gifted, went to the State University of New York-Stony Brook to study high sensitivity under the supervision of Elaine and Art Aron, where she earned her doctorate and has since then devoted herself to researching this subject. She provides research-based workshops, seminars, and courses, as well as consultations for HSPs, parents, and teachers (not as a therapist, but based on her academic research). She is based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada but will travel and offers web-based and phone consultations.
- Janine Ramsey is the founder of Sensitivity Style, a new model supported by scientific research that’s designed to help people with differing levels of sensitivity live and work together more respectfully and successfully. Read Highly Sensitive People in the Workplace – from shame to fame.
- Alice Shannon is the one to turn to for help with HSCs. She’s an expert on all facets of children’s temperaments and will work by phone with parents from anywhere in the world. You can call her at 1-707-839-0444 or 1-707-822-1716, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jacquelyn Strickland is a licensed counselor in Colorado who offers phone consultations and teleclasses as well as conducting HSP Gatherings. For her many offerings, see her website.
- Ted Zeff has a website based on his work, which began with The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide. It is full of information for HSPs on coping strategies. He has a book about raising sensitive boys, which is also helpful for sensitive men and a healing program for HSPs on CD or download, plus offering personal consultations.
Online groups you may find helpful:
- A free, independently-run email discussion list for HSPs can be found at Yahoo groups. The purpose of the email list is to explore who we are as HSPs and to support each other. To subscribe, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/hspbook/
- A free, independently-run email discussion group for parents of Highly Sensitive Children (HSC) can be found at Yahoo groups. The purpose of this group is to explore what it is to be a sensitive parent of an HSC and to support one another as parents. To subscribe, go to:
- There seem to be many groups around the country and on the internet. We do not know their quality, but they may be well worth exploring–for example, you can visit meetup.com or facebook.com and search for “highly sensitive.”
A 2013 lecture by Elaine Aron, in Wellington, New Zealand, on the highly sensitive person.