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.
Sharon Beck, LCSW
215 E. Daily Drive, Suite 12, Camarillo, CA 91320
805-603-0722 | email@example.com
Adolescents and adults. Issues addressing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder and trauma. Training and experience working with the LGBTQ community. Also is an HSP.
Rachel Brousseau, LMFT, RDT/BCT
I specialize in working with highly sensitive mothers and women in creative fields. I support clients though somatic therapy, psychotherapy, and creative arts therapy approaches. I have advanced training in perinatal mental health, helping HSP mothers experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety and the overwhelm/overstimulation than can come with having a new baby. I am an HSP myself.
Amanda Cassil, PhD
Woman in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM Fields), Artists, Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Early Career Professionals. Also is an HSP.
Sharon Chan, LMFT
10 years of experience working with teens, kids and adults. I am aware of the HSP trait in children, teens and adults. I work at understanding the whole person in treatment.
Riley Cormack, MA
Hillcrest Wellness Center of San Diego
3344 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92103
619 -512-3545 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Relationships, Couples, LGBT, Depression, Anxiety, Goal-setting. Is an HSP.
Gloria Dahlquist, MA
Highly Sensitive Persons in art, entertainment & creative professions with difficult childhoods. Is an HSP.
Parie Faridnia, PsyD, RPT-S, RYT
I am a child and family psychologist, and work daily with highly sensitive children and their parents. I am a registered yoga teacher and registered play therapist supervisor. I also specialize in working with mothers and families impacted by pre/postpartum depression and anxiety. I am a proud HSP who is passionate about teaching others about how to live their best lives while being highly sensitive.
Sarit Fassazadeh, LCSW
My specialties include Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), Anxiety and HSPs/HSCs. I believe in taking a compassion focused approach and helping my clients connect with a life that is fulfilling and meaningful. I work with children, teens and adults and am able to support parents of HSCs.
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.
Tammy Fletcher, PhD, LMFT, CCTP
Teletherapy for residents of California.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Sensory Processing Sensitivity (HSP), PTSD and trauma recovery, Body-Focused Repetitive Disorders, chronic pain and illness, and anxiety disorders. I am an HSP and have facilitated HSP/Empath workshops, classes, and support groups since 2008. I administer the HSP Support Community group on Facebook, and produce related videos.
Please take a moment to visit my website for answers to most common questions.
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.
Tabitha Fronk, LPCC, ATR-BC, ATCS, CCLS
10811 Washington Blvd., Suite 280, Culver City, CA 90232
I am also a telehealth provider
310-403-9317 | TabithaFronk@aol.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/tabitha-fronk-lpcc-atr-bc-atcs-ccls-she-hers-51b9266/
I am an art therapist and psychotherapist with over twenty five years experience. My approach is person-centered, mindfulness-based and trauma-informed. Areas of specialization include: recovery from trauma and loss, addictions, anxiety, depression, creative blocks, support for highly sensitive children, LGBTQIA individuals and non-traditional families. I provide individual and group art therapy, as well as clinical supervision. As an artist, I have first-hand knowledge of the intrinsic abundance and power of creativity as a source of healing and transformation. I am also an HSP.
Marni Goldberg, MA, LMFT, LPCC
2180 Garnet Avenue, Suite 3L, San Diego, CA 92109 – Garnet Professional Building, corner of Olney Street- Pacific Beach
858-617-9290 | email@example.com | http://www.mindfulmatterscounseling.com
I work a lot with anxiety, mild depression, and life transitions. I also love helping people new to the San Diego area to adjust to their new city. I tend to get a lot of people in my practice who are just starting to discover and explore their highly sensitive side. I work with pre-teens and teens as well, and would be happy to help parents of sensitive children to better understand and support their sensitive child. Also is an HSP.
Grace Goodman, PsyD
626-585-8075 ext. 105 | firstname.lastname@example.org
I work with high school, college, and graduate students, women in STEM, pregnant women, and new mothers. My approach to therapy utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. My goal is for clients to learn more about themselves and their values so that they can navigate life’s challenges and opportunities with resilience, wisdom, and self-compassion. I am also an HSP.
Tina González, MA, LMFT, PPS
Teletherapy/Online Therapy is available for California residents.
5050 Palo Verde Street, Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 766-0096 | info@
I specialize in working with women and young adults. I strive to create a safe space where I can help my clients tap into their strengths in order to help them, not only thrive in their everyday life but also love who they are. Additionally, I specialize in working with people of color and individuals with a history of trauma. I also enjoy working with Spanish speaking clients. I am 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.
Judy Johnson, LCSW
Highly Sensitive People Therapist. Spiritual Psychology, PTSD/Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Meditation/Relaxation, Empowering Woman, Self-Esteem. Compassionate CBT. Certified in AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) for Trauma Resolution. Skype/Facetime Available. Senior. Student Discounts Available. Therapist is an HSP.
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.
Jennifer J. Klugman, MA, LMFT
345 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 (North County San Diego)
760-450-7540 | email@example.com
Trauma – past & present, EMDR. Is also an HSP.
Saralee Kramer, MA, LMFT
15 years serving HSP’s, Relationship Counseling, Spiritual Psychology, Former USM Faculty
Meetup Organizer: Highly Sensitive People Thriving in San Diego (1400+ members). Is also an HSP.
Amy Lajiness, LCSW, PMH-C
I specialize in anxiety and mood disorders, as well as life transitions, and have extensive experience working with teens, young adults, and women of all ages. I am also Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C) and enjoy working with Highly Sensitive parents who may feel overwhelmed or overstimulated by their parenting responsibilities. I am a Certified Ecotherapist and enjoy incorporating nature connection and spirituality into my therapeutic work with clients. As a human and a therapist, I highly value authenticity, humor, and compassion for self and others. I am a proud HSP (with a Highly Sensitive Child) and love walking alongside my clients as they learn how to thrive in today’s world
Dottie Larson, PhD
Telehealth for all California residents.
In-Person Psychotherapy Sessions: 20688 Fourth Street, #7, Saratoga, CA 95070
650-996-8737 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/907089
Sometimes life experiences seem meaningless when we get out of sync with our needs, while trying to fit into a non-HSP culture. It can also be very lonely. I too am an HSP (with a bit of extroversion) and I can appreciate the drive to process things deeply. I use a relational depth psychotherapy approach. I provide a warm and inviting, at times playful, space to find meaning in life. Being an extroverted HSP can also be confusing. I can help you find balance and create meaningful connections, and reduce internal and external sources of overwhelm. I also work with HSPs struggling with depression, and those who wish to sort through difficult childhood experiences, like abuse, neglect, or sexual trauma.
Tiana Leeds, MA, LMFT
I specialize in working with highly sensitive women in their teens, 20s, and 30s who struggle with self-esteem, boundary-setting, perfectionism, and overwhelm. I am an HSP myself and know first-hand what it takes to work with these issues as well as the joys that come with better tools for sensitively navigating life.
I also offer workshops and groups for HSPs to give members the experience of connecting with others who share their depth, sensitivity, and empathy. My aim in my one-on-one and group work is to help you learn to use sensitivity as a tool for moving toward increased healing and wholeness.
Additionally, I provide trainings for therapists who would like to learn how to work with highly sensitive clients.
Gary Linker, Ph.D
Have extensive experience with parents of HSP children. Specialty with couples.
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.
Louisa Lombard, MA, LPCC, PPS
I enjoy working with sensitive adults, parents and teens. Together we will develop strategies to decrease feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, perfectionism, depression, increase self-love and work toward developing more fulfilling relationships. I am a mother to two Highly Sensitive Children and I am also an HSP.
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.
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.
Sarah-Elizabeth McCann, MA, LMFT
I work with highly sensitive people looking to understand their trait and harness their superpower. I am guided by effective techniques such as mindfulness, educated insight and genuine curiosity. I work to protect and nurture my client’s sensitivities, strengths and hopes for a joyous and fulfilling existence. I am an HSP.
Jennifer McCarthy, RN, LMFT
‘I am available for consultation with parents of highly sensitive children and have a son who is highly sensitive. A specialty area of focus in my work is on health concerns seen in people who live with the chronic and cumulative effects of stress. I am also a Registered Nurse, but I work with HSPs through my therapy practice.’ Is also an HSP.
Kitty McCormick, LCSW
If you are at a place in life where you are feeling emotionally or spiritually stuck, if you would describe your emotions as seemingly out of control, or if you are experiencing what feels like real emotional pain, I am here to listen to you with compassion and to help you begin your journey of healing to become whole and healthy again. I also work with clients identifying as having the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait. I myself identify as highly sensitive. My type of therapy is client-centered, which means I am here for you, unconditionally. I’m looking forward to starting the journey with you!
Christopher Michael, PhD
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Claremont, CA, and throughout the state by telehealth. I specialize in helping people manage highly sensitive natures (HSP), burnout, excessive people-pleasing, body-mind (somatic) symptoms, and life transitions. In sessions, I use my personal understanding of what it means to be HSP in a fast, loud, dominant, often insensitive culture. I am basically a ‘quieter people-person’. Because of that, I give you enough space to talk and ‘just be’, but am ready with a helping comment or question if you get stuck or don’t know what to say. In general, I support the search for your deserved and natural place in this world, by pulling out and highlighting your special gifts and qualities.
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.
Melissa Jean Paulson, LCSW
I am passionate about supporting other HSP’s to discover what makes them unique, the importance of self-care (mind-body-spirit) and making adjustments that are supportive to their needs. As an Empowerment Professional and Highly Sensitive Mom of 3 HS children my special interests include HS moms, moms of HS children, HS Entrepreneurs and Couples. Coaching, Consultations & Virtual sessions available.
Steven Reigns, MA, LMFT
For over a decade I have helped others navigate the complex and challenging aspects of dating, love, sex, and romantic relationships. I also have extensive expertise assisting clients struggling with substance abuse and anxiety.
Rebecca Robinson, LMFT
If you’re looking to soothe difficult emotions, improve security in relationships, gain relief from depression or anxiety, or confidently navigate life and career transitions, please reach out. I specialize in treating highly sensitive individuals. I also work well with folks in the arts, sciences, health care, academia, and tech who want to cultivate greater self-compassion, resilience, and peace with their emotional world. I’m a proud HSP and parent of a highly sensitive child.
Stefanie Rosen, Psy. D., MFT
‘I am HSP-trained and also the parent of a sensitive child. I work with teens, adults and couples and I can provide you a safe setting in which to explore your HSP-informed experience and also help you understand how HSP-ness can impact your relationships. For parents of HS young children, I can help you understand and support your child.’
Kyrie Sedano, MS
I offer online therapy for individuals and couples throughout California. I am particularly oriented to supporting BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals with emotional wounds to utilize their sensitivity for healthier connections with self and others. I have worked successfully with many sensitive individuals to resolve shame and painful multigenerational patterns through merging evidenced-based interventions with intuitive, individualized care. I have training in EMDR, AF-EMDR, MBSR, TFCBT, and Somatic Experiencing. I can help you discover a life without guilt, where you meet your own needs as readily as you care for those around you. If you are seeking a therapist who has lived experience as a marginalized, highly sensitive person, please reach out and let’s begin your journey bracing healing.
Kimberly Sharp, MA, LMFT
291 W. 22nd St., Suite 205, San Pedro, CA 90731
Located at the Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro.
I see adult clients in person and also offer online appointments to residents throughout California.
424-396-1724 | email@example.com | https://kimberlysharpmft.com
One of my specialties is working with highly sensitive adults. As an HSP myself and someone who has successfully navigated the waters of judgment and self-condemnation—and learned how to swim—I believe you can do the same. I’ve been told by many of my HSP clients that they experience a deep sense of acceptance, which leads to them experiencing it for themselves. My hope is that HSP therapy can help you, too, feel encouraged and supported in navigating your life and achieving your goals. I enjoy utilizing a variety of gentle and effective client centered therapeutic modalities, including Energy Psychology, DBT, attachment and somatically based approaches.
Diana Siew, LMFT
I specialize in anxiety issues, including generalized, test and social/performance anxiety. I am a Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT200) that is trauma-informed trained and I utilize a mind-body and movement approach.
Nicole Taylor Smolinski, M.S. Clinical Psychology/ AMFT, APCC
4060 Campus Dr., Suite 120, Newport Beach, California 92660
949-415-8103 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.forbesift.com/therapist/nicole-smolinski
Nicole is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist/ Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, supervised by Shannon Forbes, LMFT. She works most often with teens & adults regarding emotional neglect/abuse/trauma, perfectionism, and high-functioning anxiety. A former NCAA Division I athlete herself, she also works closely with athletes and retiring athletes to help transition out of their sport and work through identity loss, self-confidence and more.
Nicole often combines mindfulness with psychodynamic theory to provide holistic, collaborative treatment in order to fit the unique needs, values, skillsets, & backgrounds of the person in front of her at the time. She aims to help people find deeper freedom from harsh negative self-talk and help cultivate deeper, authentic relationships within yourself and with others in your life. Nicole believes in the power of feeling known and seen for who you are, and of living as genuinely as possible (even if it’s not necessarily always pretty or put-together).
Rebecca Spear, AMFT
Supervised by Dr. Melissa Springstead, Psy.D.; LMFT #47113
*Conducting Teletherapy Throughout California
Anchor Child and Family Therapy
263 S. Euclid Ave; Pasadena, CA 91101
Pasadena, CA 91101
C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles
10349 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Hi, my name is Rebecca Spear, and I am trained in Analytical Psychology to compassionately assist you in releasing those negative patterns learned in childhood as coping mechanisms, which now have outgrown their usefulness in your life. Many Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) struggle through life never realizing emotions are invisibly triggered by past trauma events running unconsciously in the brain’s neural pathways causing pain, panic attacks, mood disorders, and addictions. Through the latest evidence-based techniques from brain research I utilize a psychodynamic approach with Brainspotting (BSP), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS), Dream-Tending, and your own creative spark in Narrative Therapy or Art Therapy to unlock your true potential and become the unique self you were meant to be. In practice with HSP Individuals, Children, and Couples.
Steven Su, MSW, LCSW
I specialize working with adolescents, young adults, and middle age adults with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I also specialize in working with ethnic minorities and their issues (Black Lives Matter, Stop Asian Hate, mixed and multi-racial folks) and with the LGBTQIA+ population. I identify as a gay cisgender man (he/him/his) and I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I am also a proud HSP and have worked with countless HSPs over the course of my career in social services.
Jessica Taylor Vara, LMFT, EMDR
Jessica is a fully certified EMDR Therapist that specializes in working with Highly Sensitive Adults that are 18+ to overcome anxiety and trauma to feel calm and empowered. She supports clients to let go of feeling overwhelmed in order to confidently take control of their lives.
Rhiannon Theurer, MA
I work with neurodivergent teens and adults, particularly the highly sensitive, gifted, or autistic. I also work a lot with queer and trans clients. I am EMDR certified.
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.
Brian Torres, MA, LMFT
I am a Highly Sensitive therapist, trained in working with Highly Sensitive Persons and couples. My passion is helping highly sensitive, creative persons to thrive amidst the chaos of everyday life. Additionally, I specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, and professionals in the entertainment industry. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, gender, self-esteem/body image, and spirituality.
Patrick Tully, MA, LMFT
I am offering telehealth to anyone in California or Florida.
I have an office at 11500 W Olympic Blvd, Ste. 400, Los Angeles, CA 90064
323-819-0747 | email@example.com | https://www.patricktullytherapy.com
I specialize in affirmative therapy to the LGBTQIA+ community as a cisgender gay man, as well as provide therapy to creative professionals as I have had much experience in creative fields.
In being an HSP myself, I relate to people who feel different also because I have a partial hearing loss and help those with hearing loss as well as family members of those with hearing loss.
Sipora Weissman, ACSW
My specialties are working with people who have Mind-Body Syndromes- Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Vulvodynia, Chronic Fatigue, Back Pain, and more. I also work with people who have complex trauma, and anxiety syndromes. I utilize cognitive therapies, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing. I am also a highly sensitive person.
Cindy Vang, LMFT
575 E. Locust Ave., #101, Fresno, CA 93720
559-825-9700 | Cindyvangmft@gmail.com
Children, teenagers, families, parenting, trauma, attachment, play therapy, EMDR, expressive arts, depression, anxiety, mindfulness, narrative therapy.
Lindsay Voyles, LMFT, CCHT, RYT-200
On-line therapy within California
650-532-9041 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/lindsay-voyles-pacifica-ca/393770
I am holistically minded and specialize in treating trauma (both simple & complex) utilizing EMDR and hypnosis.
Linda Yoon, LCSW
As a Highly Sensitive Person, I know what it feels like to be different. Being told I’m “too sensitive” (as if that’s a negative thing) to wondering why I can’t just be like “other” people. Since learning about what it means to be a HSP and becoming a licensed psychotherapist/clinical social worker, I have dedicated myself to working with other HSP teens, adults, and couples in my therapy practice. You don’t have to feel alone or think there’s something wrong with you. You are not alone and there is nothing wrong with you. Sometimes, we all need some professional support and guidance, especially from someone who understands your traits. In my therapy, you will gain more understanding of the what it means to be a HSP, create healthier relationships with others and yourself. With the right path, you won’t have to just survive as a HSP — you can thrive.
Patricia Young, LCSW
I specialize in working with HSPs. I have a podcast called Unapologetically Sensitive, and I have videos on my website. I offer a free phone consultation and provide online therapy for CA residents. My style is very compassionate, and I use humor in a gentle way to lighten things up. Some areas of focus are perfectionism, not feeling good enough, creatives, chronic illness, ADHD, grief, depression, anxiety, women’s issues and aging. Also is an HSP.