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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, MA, is an International Consultant on High Sensitivity (ICHS) and family therapist who helps highly sensitive adults and youth focus on solutions through therapy, consultation, and speaking. Ms. Freund has developed and implemented programs for highly sensitive people, youth, families, and the clinicians who serve them. She holds Masters’ degrees in both clinical psychology and school counseling and is the parent of a highly sensitive young adult. Ms. Freund’s Talk at Google, Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person, is a widely recognized resource. In addition to her YouTube channel, Alane Freund LMFT, she hosts the twice monthly Are You Highly Sensitive LIVE membership workshops. Her innovative programs include HSPs & Horses™ and the online Sensitivity Circle topics: Parenting Sensitivity, Sensitive Youth, Wise Women & Wonder, HSProfessionals, HSPs in Relationships, and HSMen. Alane offers team building, educational workshops, and retreats at Heart and Mind Equine in California and across the globe, She can be reached for consultation or speaking through her website, alanefreund.com
- Jadzia Jagiellowicz , MA, Ph.D. (Social/Health Psych), Certificate in Molecular Biology, is an Author, Academic Researcher, Speaker and International Consultant in high sensitivity. She was Elaine Aron’s first doctoral student and has since made high sensitivity her life’s work. She was a contributing author to the book The Highly Sensitive Brain, the first Handbook of High Sensitivity. Dr. Jagiellowicz provides virtual research-based consultation and education for adult
HSPs worldwide (although she is not a licensed therapist). She can be reached for consultation or media interviews at highlysensitivesociety.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
For other helpful people, all over the world, especially for speakers or persons to interview visit here.
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.”
HSP Facebook Groups & Pages:
- African American and Highly Sensitive. We know this affinity group fills a need and hope it keeps growing.
- Elaine Aron and High Sensitivity, moderated by some of the members of the International Consultants on High Sensitivity and focused on the research and my work. From there you will find more Facebook pages by them.
- Sensitive, the Movie, This group is led by Diana Sinelnikova, producer of all of the movies about sensitivity, but it is really about everything going on “HSP” and has lots of followers.
Psychwire interview from October 2020. In this interview Elaine Aron shares how to help clients identify and harness their high sensitivity for positive outcomes.
Interview with Elaine Aron in September 2020 by Introvert Mom offering tools and support for HSP parents.
- A 2013 lecture by Elaine Aron, in Wellington, New Zealand, on the highly sensitive person.