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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. He has two books, Thrive: The Highly Sensitive Person and Career, and Thrill: The High Sensation Seeking Highly Sensitive Person. Both are available at audio.com. http://www.drtracycooper.com
- Tom Falkenstein, MA, is the author of The Highly Sensitive Man, which can be found in German, Swedish, and Dutch as well as English. He is an experienced cognitive behavioral psychotherapist who provides information, consultation, and psychotherapy for HSPs (age 18 and up) in both English and German within Germany. He does workshops and talks around Europe—information is on his website, www.hsp-eu.com, and on Instagram, tom.falkenstein. He also has a monthly blog on Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/experts/tom-falkenstein-ma
- Alane Freund, MS, LMFT, is a psychotherapist who specializes in working with HSPs and their partners, also HS children/teens and their families. She often uses EAGALA, equine assisted psychotherapy, to work with the highly sensitive. We have taught several courses together during the last four years, including the HSPs & Horses Weekend Workshops co-created with me. She also offers workshops on her own, locally and nationally, for individuals and groups, and an HSP Empowerment series. firstname.lastname@example.org | heartandmindequine.com
- Jadzia Jagiellowicz, BEd, PhD, is a former educator of the gifted, and earned her doctorate at State University of New York-Stony Brook, studying high sensitivity under the supervision of Elaine and Art Aron. She has since devoted herself to researching this subject and provides research-based workshops, seminars, and courses, as well as consultations and coaching for HSPs, parents, and teachers (although she is not a licensed therapist). She lives in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, but will travel and offers web-based and phone consultations. highlysensitivesociety.com
- 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, but she consults with adults as well, in person or by phone, about their sensitivity in combination with their other temperament traits. She has been working forty years with all facets of temperaments, so she can be very helpful in the difficult task of sorting out what’s temperament and what’s your history. You can call her at 1-707-839-0444 or 1-707-822-1716, or email email@example.com . She also has a blog, Listening to Temperament.
- Jacquelyn Strickland is a licensed counselor in Colorado who offers phone consultations, coaching, and teleclasses exclusively for HSPs since 2002. She is best known for conducting the invaluable HSP Retreat Gatherings [link]. She is also a Certified administrator of the Myers Briggs and an expert on extraverted HSPs. lifeworkshelp.com
- Ted Zeff, although he is no longer with us, he left us with the website he created, based on his many years of work, which began with The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide. That book is full of information for HSPs on coping strategies. But he is probably best remembered for his book The Strong, Sensitive Boy: Help Your Son Become a Happy, Confident Man, which is helpful for sensitive men as well. There is a healing program for HSPs on CD or download, plus many other useful links and videos. drtedzeff.com
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.