Kristen Ackerman, MA, LMFT
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I work with clients experiencing an array of issues to include anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, and mild depression. My treatment approach is collaborative, culturally sensitive, and free from judgements. I am also an HSP and can help clients explore the strengths and develop self-compassion towards this trait.
Dana Basu, PsyD
I provide therapy for parents to address their own needs so they can be there for their children. I specialize in HSPs, trauma therapy, difficult childhood experiences, parenting stress, guilt, and postpartum depression and anxiety. I’m a certified Havening Practioner, as well as an HSP myself.
Philippe Berthoud, MA, LMFT
Depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships and sexuality, LGBT, creative process, spiritual issues.
Kirsten Beuthin, LMFT
2269 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
415-401-7180 | http://www.baytherapy.com
Do you feel misunderstood? Are you lonely, feeling shy, or having difficulty in relationships? Having a disposition towards more deeply processing can overwhelm us and our capacity to feel comfortable with ourselves and others. Psychotherapy can be helpful in understanding and adjusting to living as an HSP.
Kirsten is a down-to-earth, practical psychoanalyst who works with adults and adolescents, couples, and families. She also happens to be an HSP. Her expertise includes identity issues, authenticity in relationships, life transitions, creative process, professional growth, and self-destructive behaviors. She specializes in all aspects of sexuality and gender expression, alternative lifestyles, LGBTQ+, grief-loss-depression, introversion, parenting, recovery from infidelity, self-injury and addiction.
Julie Bjelland, MA
Highly sensitive adult and child. LGBTQ, Couples, Introversion, Self-esteem, Empowerment, Authentic self-exploration, Sexuality. Is also an HSP.
Julie also leads an online course called The Highly Sensitive Person, HSP Brain Training Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions. About her course:
“Join other HSPs in an online, self-paced, nurturing, and positive course that includes specific HSP brain training material backed by research, all taught by an HSP psychotherapist. Private, supportive online HSP discussions are included to deepen your experience.”
Peggy Burns, MFT
Highly Sensitive Therapist. I offer a warm, thoughtful and interactive approach.
Relationships, Couples, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem. Christian therapy. Skype or Facetime available. Therapist is creative and a HSP.
Danielle Bush, LCSW
Specializing in working with Highly Sensitive adolescents and adults. Additionally, offering trauma therapy using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and evidence-based treatments for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) such as Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) and Skin Picking (Excoriation) Disorders.
Offering online therapy as well as in-person. Is also an HSP.
Elizabeth Butler, PsyD
Highly sensitive teens and young adults, LGBTQ+, romantic partners, addiction, eating disorders, chronic illness, introverts, anxiety, parenting consultations, family therapy, assessment. Is also an HSP.
Hannah Caratti, LMFT
Somatic Practices for anxiety, PTSD & stress reduction. Counsel individuals & couples, children & adults. Also offer meditation, breathing & relaxation practices, gentle yoga, & emotional freedom technique (EFT/tapping). Also an HSP.
Helen E Chadd, PhD, MA, LMFT
Life Transitions, HSP-HSP, HSP-Non HSP couples counseling, Young Adults in College, Scientists, Business Professionals, Divorce Care, Grief. Also is an HSP.
Laurie Chandler, MA, LMFT
Areas of interest: Existential issues; grief and loss; pet loss; purpose, vitality and meaning; joy; creative pursuits.
Psychotherapy for individual adults. Also an HSP.
Hal Childs, PhD
‘I bring a depth Jungian perspective to depression, anxiety, dreams, spiritual issues, and the creative process. More at my website.’ Also an HSP.
Melanie R. Cleary, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
3609 Sacramento Street San Francisco, CA, 94118
415-562-7793 | email@example.com
Providing treatment for adult individuals experiencing addictions (substances, compulsive behavior, hypersexuality), trauma, depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship problems, and spiritual/existential issues, as well as working to understand, honor, and make space for High Sensitivity.
Collins Chiu, PsyD
1885 The Alameda, Suite 100-J, San Jose, CA 95054
In-person and Telehealth (video and phone) sessions. By appointments only.
Accept most health insurance plans.
408-930-8383 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.yeegaconsulting.com
20+ years experience and training in various approaches such as: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), client-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused approaches. I value mindfulness practice and teaching clients life skills to continue a life journey that is meaningful and fulfilling. I am bilingual in English and Chinese, and also an HSP myself.
Maren Dalgaard, MFT
Experienced with adult and child HSPs as well as non-HSP parents of an HSP child. Is also an HSP.
Supporting highly sensitive and introverted children, teens, and adults to feel accepted and understood. Jerrica offers play therapy for highly sensitive children and tweens, parent coaching and family play therapy.
Elena Duong, PsyD
Hi there! Are you feeling overwhelmed by the world? Do you feel tempted to numb out? If you do, you may identify as an introvert and/or or even as a highly sensitive person (HSP). This may be your first time hearing about HSPs. We can work together to better understand yourself and how to move through the world without having to numb out or use unhealthy coping skills. Therapy can be difficult at times, and having a guide with you can help. As a fellow introvert and HSP, I understand how difficult it can be to navigate through today’s very extroverted and loud society. If you are ready and want to go on this journey with me, feel free to check out my website. Other areas of interest, including Asian American mental health, grief/loss, and more are listed on my site. I look forward to partnering up with you on this journey.
Sara Edrington, PsyD
I work with adults, pre-teens, and adolescents. My approach is collaborative as we find meaning in your past experiences and current relationships, build resiliency, sustain hope, and identify what drives your decision-making process. We will explore how the HSP trait shapes experiences in your own life or an HSP close to you. I have worked with highly sensitive children and provide consultation for parents, utilizing information and strategies from The Highly Sensitive Child.
I was trained psychodynamically yet create a framework that accounts for individual needs and strengths. I am an HSP myself with two children who are also HSPs, yet they navigate the world very differently.
Erica Feldman, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW
731 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, California
510-646-7087 | https://ericafeldmanlcsw.com | https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/erica-feldman-el-cerrito-ca/437202
I have extensive psychotherapy experience with individuals, both adult and adolescent, as well as groups. My area of focus is on High Sensitivity and Invisible Chronic Illness, as well as those with mood disorders, substance abuse, veterans and their families and grief/loss.
Katie Fenton-Strauss, LCSW
I find that Highly Sensitive individuals tend to be particularly hard on themselves. I work with people on becoming mindful of how they treat themselves, and increasing their self compassion. When people become truly kinder to themselves, they find relief from anxiety, depression, and also see improvements in their relationships. I work with individual adults and also help couples to improve their communication patterns and intimacy. I am also an HSP.
Erin Findley, PsyD
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, Attachment-Focused EMDR, Collaborative Therapeutic Psychological Assessment. Is also an HSP.
Suzanne Fischer Comelo, MA
(510) 497-1516 | email@example.com | https://www.sfccounseling.
Marian Formanes, LMFT, ATR
619-663-6762 | https://www.curiouspurpose.com/I am an art therapist who helps creatives and givers with Filipino and immigrant backgrounds connect to a stronger sense of self amongst family and society influences. No art experience is necessary to engage in art therapy, just a willingness to create! My therapy style is intuitive, collaborative, permission-asking, and gently inquisitive.
Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT
As a consultant, therapist, and speaker for highly sensitive people, Alane Freund, LMFT (a California credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), has helped adults, youth, and families focus on solutions through psychotherapy and consultation for over three decades. An International Consultant on High Sensitivity (ICHS), Ms. Freund has developed and implemented programs for highly sensitive people, children, families, and the clinicians who serve them, often working closely with Elaine Aron. 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, has over 250K views. She hosts the twice monthly “Are You Highly Sensitive LIVE” Q&A webinars and leads groups and retreats, including Parenting Sensitivity Circles, Sensitive & Anxious Teens, Wise Women & Wonder, and the HSPs & Horses™ retreats both online and at Heart and Mind Equine in Marin County, California. Alane offers team building and educational workshops and retreats across the globe, including at Kripalu-Massachusetts, 1440 Multiversity-California, Leading Edge Seminars-Toronto, Menla Retreat Center-New York, Art of Living Institute-North Carolina, and the California Institute for Integral Studies-San Francisco. She can be reached for consultation or speaking through her website, AlaneFreund.com or via her YouTube channel: Alane Freund LMFT.
Angelena Gagliardi, MA, LMFT, ATR
(Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist)
11750 Dublin Blvd., Suite 101, Dublin, CA 94568
925-400-7207 | firstname.lastname@example.org
EMDR, Trauma/PTSD, Child sexual abuse, Adult survivors of child sexual abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Working with toddlers to adults, Creative Therapy Approaches, Sandtray. Is also an HSP.
Ivy Griffin, LMFT, Director
I specialize in working with highly sensitive young professionals and teens struggling to find a balance with their nature and how they live their lives. You can subscribe to my monthly newsletter for tips and tools for HSPs via my website. Is also an HSP.
Nicolette Gubicza Standley, LMFT
I specialize in working with Highly Sensitive Persons who are experience chronic depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. More specifically, working with HSP’s (Highly Sensitive Person) who have experienced developmental trauma. I use a holistic method in my practice. I use a Client-Centered approach pulling from other therapeutic theories, such as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,) DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ), and Attachment Theory.
Jessica Hernandez, MA, LMFT
Trauma, Domestic Violence, PTSD, Anxiety, HSP’s, Introverts, Empaths, Self-care, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Spiritual Exploration, Self-Empowerment. Offering in person and online therapy. Is also an HSP.
Sheila Hirsch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Individual and Group Therapy for HSPs, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) with couples, EMDR for people dealing with trauma. Is also an HSP.
Ilona Hrebennikova, MEd, MA, LMFT
Office 1 (San Francisco, downtown): 870 Market St.
Office 2 (Oakland, Piedmont): 4283 Piedmont Avenue
Office 3 (Berkeley, downtown): 1918 Bonita Avenue
510 984 4883 | email@example.com | http://www.connectwithyourself.com
Holistic psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Is also an HSP.
Specialties: Relationship Issues, Relational Trauma, Couples Therapy, Dating and Online Dating, Anxiety and Stress, Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion
Additional training: EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Mindfulness and yoga, EMDR, Gestalt
Laura L.C. Johnson, MA, MBA, LMFT, LPCC
Center Director and Cognitive Behavior Therapist
California Therapy including Video Therapy
Evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders with children, teens and adults. Also provides Schema Therapy for HSPs with chronic anxiety/depression or personality traits that interfere with functioning. Works with HSPs who are gifted as well as HSPs in the workplace. Is also an HSP. Has several therapists available at this center.
Helen Kwon Kalanithi, LMFT, PhD, MPH
I help high-achieving sensitive adults and older adolescents from immigrant, queer, and other diverse backgrounds connect to their authentic selves and thrive. Perhaps you identify as an introvert, empath, creative, changemaker, or healer. Outwardly, you push yourself, making things better for others. Inside, you’re exhausted, irritated, your body is saying it’s too much. I’m here for you. As an HSP and POC, I can relate.
Together, we’ll bring relief to your stress from early life, other people, unjust systems, the changes and losses. Using evidence-based and cutting-edge tools like mindfulness, Brainspotting, Becoming Safely Embodied (BSE), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), we can help you become more present within yourself and your relationships, and feel more confident, connected, and alive.
Karie Klim, MFT, CBS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 101425
Certified Biofeedback Specialist 5715 CBS
Read Psychology Today Therapist Directory Profile here.
Individual talk therapy for adults, parenting support, and biofeedback. Experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and issues relevant for HSPs. Therapist is an HSP. Certified Myers-Brigss Temperament Inventory Practitioner.
Beila Krow, MA, LMFT
(831) 477-1232 | firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an HSP therapist who specializes in grief/loss, illness/pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, empaths, spiritual growth and GLBT issues. My approach is empathic, supportive and interactive. In addition to psychotherapy/counseling with HSP children and adults, I do hypnotherapy, and brainspotting which is a gentle, effective, mindfulness-based, brain-body treatment. Brainspotting helps relieve psychological pain and trauma by going directly into deeper places in the brain quickly and more effectively than traditional therapies. I also offer support groups for HSPs and people dealing with pain/ illness and grief/loss called “Making Lemonade Out of Lemons”. Read Psychology Today Therapist Directory Profile here
Lisa Landes, LCSW
4237 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94118
415-891-1264 | https://www.helpinganxiouskids.com
My specialty is child anxiety, using a family approach. Information about child anxiety, my approach, and the services I offer can all be found on my website.
Linea Larsen, MA, LMFT
1676 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA — and — 523 Forth Street, Suite 100, San Rafael, CA
1 510 558-0350 | email@example.com
‘ I do EMDR Therapy working primarily with HSP women to resolve traumas.’ Is also an HSP.
Paul LeBars, MA
Highly Sensitive People
LGBTQ+ Issues and Community
Anxiety related issues
Micaela Magazzu-Alaman, MA, LMFT
I work with children, teens, and adults. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and life-transitions. I work from a systemic frame of reference and consider the whole family in treatment. I incorporate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) concepts, skills, and mindfulness with individuals and families, as well as play therapy approaches with younger clients.
Maria Lloyd, LMFT
I specialize in working with women and depression. Many highly sensitive people suffer with depression and I provide a highly specialized treatment to help you heal from depression and learn to honor your sensitivity in the way you live your life and interact with other people. I offer a free 30 minute consultation to determine if we might be a good fit to work together.
Jessica Magenheimer, LMFT
I specialize in working with Highly Sensitive People and recovering perfectionists & people-pleasers. I love helping HSPs address anxiety and relationship difficulties, set healthy boundaries, increase self-compassion and see their sensitivity as their superpower! I’m a certified Brainspotting therapist and also incorporate the modalities of DBT, ACT and narrative therapy. I’m an HSP, as well.
Sara Ouimette, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapy for highly sensitive adults. Specializes in women’s issues, various forms of trauma, spirituality, and the use of alternative medicines including cannabis and other psychedelic substances. Areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, relationship and dating challenges, perfectionism, obsessive/compulsive tendencies, and body image issues. Especially interested in working with highly sensitive persons with a history of childhood neglect and/or abuse. Is also an HSP.
Erin Patterson, MC, LPCC
I specialize in teaching skills to teenagers and adults who would like to be more effective in relation to their sensitivity, emotions, and relationships.
Other areas of expertise include:
– Treatment of Eating Disorders or Disordered Eating
– Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Tiffany Paul, LCSW
Talk therapy, somatic, and EMDR therapy for individuals in early adulthood. Trauma focused. I am LGBTQ+ affirming, kink and poly knowledgeable, survivor centered, and a proponent of health at every size.
Emily Pellegrino, LCSW
I support highly sensitive adults who also identify within the LGBTQIA+ community. My approach is warm, direct, collaborative and utilizes mindfulness, somatics, and a holistic lense. I am also a queer identified and highly sensitive therapist myself.
Luciana C. Profaca, PhD, LPCC
1150 Cotton St, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Individual Counseling, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Executive Coaching, Counseling the Elderly, Adjustment to Retirement.
Patricia Rose, MA, LMFT
Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, EMDR, Grief/Loss, Self-care, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Spiritual Exploration, Self-Empowerment, Dreamwork, Couples Therapy. Is also an HSP.
Nancy Roberts, MS, AMFT Supervised by Marielle Berg LMFT
I draw from my training in DBT, mindfulness, and Brainspotting to support HSPs and help them discover their unique superpowers. I am also an HSP, and understand the importance of soothing the nervous system, as well as cultivating a safe, attuned therapeutic presence to support processing and change. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, perfectionism, relationships, self-esteem, and emotion dysregulation.
Beth Rosenthal, Ph.D.
550 Hamilton, Suite 110, Palo Alto, CA 94301
‘I see individual adults, families, couples and adolescents.’ Is also an HSP.
Courtney Rush, MA, LMFT
Kathleen Russ, MA, LMFT
Jungian-oriented psychotherapy. Creativity and the Arts, Dream Work, Aging and Caregiving, High Tech Professionals, Teens – Older Adults. Also an HSP.
Carmen Schmidt Benedetti, MA, LMFT
613 College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-331-4578 | http://www.carmenschmidtmft.com
Individual adults with trauma and/or PTSD (especially HSPs with trauma). Childhood emotional neglect and/or physical, emotional or sexual abuse. One time distressing experiences or ongoing. Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Lynne Sgambati, LMFT
Somatic work and minfulness, Energy Psychology, EFT, EMDR. Is also an HSP.
Alice E. Shannon, MFT
‘I believe that solutions are as varied as people. Therapy services for individuals, couples and children. Individualized temperament based solutions for parents and children. Educational and consultant services.’ Is also an HSP.
Shirin Shoai, MFT
I offer mindfulness practices, talk therapy, and the Internal Family Systems model (parts work) to help adults through anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, mother loss, life transitions, and the effects of childhood emotional trauma. As a highly sensitive therapist, I offer a welcoming, nonjudgmental space reserved just for you.
Devona Snook, MFT
Depression, life transitions, self care. I help people tune into their guidance, work through limiting patterns, explore life path issues.
April Snow, LMFT
Helping Highly Sensitive adults reduce anxiety and overwhelm, feel truly understood, and prioritize their needs without guilt. Using dialogue and experiential practices such as mindfulness and journaling, I’ll help you soothe your sensitive nervous system and create a life that allows your Sensitive Strengths to shine through. Is also an HSP.
HSP books and online courses also available at sensitivestrengths.com
Audrina Smith, MA
Audrina specializes in working with teens and adults who are highly sensitive, introverted or anxious. She works with families as well. Audrina works well with those going through changes/life transitions and those who want to improve their self-esteem and relationship with themselves. Is also an HSP.
Phoenix Song, LMFT, CHT
Eco-spiritual, body-centered, expressive arts therapy for empaths, highly sensitive people, and intuitives. I support folks in moving from a place of overwhelm and suffering, to embodied nourishment and joy. My practice is trauma-informed and rooted in decolonizing therapy practices. I have a focus on supporting queer and trans folks, healers, magic-makers, and artists. I am also an empath, HSP, and intuitive.
Lisa Spivack, LMFT, ATR
* I specialize in the use of art therapy to help sensitive children and tweens reduce anxiety and overwhelm.
* I provide a small group course and 1:1 consultation to licensed mental health practitioners who are interested in incorporating art therapy into their practice with children.
* I consult with parents of highly sensitive child clients.
Anudeva Stevens, MFT
Santa Cruz, CA
831-234-0993 | firstname.lastname@example.org
I offer experiential, process-oriented, humanistic, sensitive support to individuals, couples, families. I am a Highly Sensitive Person myself, with a background in meditation and Transpersonal work.
Mary Teegarden, LCSW
2400 Las Gallinas Ave, Suite #265A, San Rafael, CA 94903
I also offer Ecotherapy in Marin County for those who prefer to have their therapy appointment in the forest.
415-407-1257 | email@example.com | http://www.maryteegarden.com
I am a compassionate and intuitive therapist specializing with Highly Sensitive women and empaths. I teach rather gifted HSPs how to thrive in a highly stimulated world as a sensitive individual and to use their gifts. I also help HSPs to find an inner reset, utilizing the connection with nature as a certified Ecotherapist. I specialize in trauma, utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also provide Laughter Therapy, one of my favorite ways for HSPs to move stagnant energy, in a fun and uplifting way. I provide group therapy as well, facilitating connection to self, nature and each other. I am an HSP on a mission to help HSPs to thrive.
Julie Tenenberg, M.A., MFT
I specialize in working with HSP adults, adult children of narcissistic parents, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions, relationship issues. My style is warm, nonjudgmental and interactive. 25+ years of experience. 10-15 minute no-fee phone consultation. Is also an HSP.
Ashley Thompson, MA, LPC, LPCC
I work with HSPs, people-pleasers, perfectionists, high achievers and those who find themselves anxious often. In our work together you will gain new personal insights, learn to work with your strengths and hold space for the parts of you that try to get your attention by creating overwhelm. I use Internal Family Systems therapy to help my clients listen to their intuition, emotions, body and thoughts, increasing connection, calm and clarity.
Tom Westin, MA
I work with adults and couples, and specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and issues related to relationships and sexuality. My approach is experiential and somatic, and is based in my training in Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR.
Christina M. Winesberry, M.A.
Specialize in stress and anxiety. Is also an HSP.
Scott Wirth, Ph.D.
Certified Jungian Analyst (CJA)
Offering Virtual Therapy
415-613-0575 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jungian analysis; Jungian psychotherapy; Spiritual issues; Dream work; Active Imagination; Intimate relationships; Jungian & Enneagram typologies; Parenting; Co-dependency; Gender and Sexuality. Is also an HSP.
Kristin Young, MA, LMFT
Compassionate Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling. Is also an HSP.
Carol Zimbelman, LCSW
Alliance Counseling Center, 1040 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose CA 95125.
Teletherapy is available.
408-416-7933 | email@example.com
I have 40 years of experience working with individual adults and couples. I am experienced in working with couples through an HSP lens: HSP/HSP couples and HSP/non-HSP couples each have unique challenges. In my work with individuals, I work with Perfectionism, Anxiety and Overwhelm, Burnout, Self-Criticism, Depression, Grief, and Feelings of Inadequacy. I use integrative and experiential methods, with the goal of restoring feelings of wholeness and “aliveness”. I am an HSP.