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.
Katarina Ament, PsyD
I am a psychologist licensed in Colorado and Texas who specializes in working with HSPs, perfectionism/overthinking, recovering from narcissistic relationships, and premarital and proactive couples counseling.
I believe the most important factor in a good therapy experience is the therapeutic relationship, and I want you to feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. I’ll take time to get to know you and hear your unique story, and we’ll work together to figure out what we want to focus on.
Whether that’s learning better ways to manage stress, increasing self-compassion, or setting boundaries to prioritize your health, I’ll be with you each step of the way!
Anne Arndt, MA, CHT
Highly sensitive, heart-centered therapist working with adults. Specialty working with highly sensitive people. Supporting and guiding people as they step out of the shadows and into the light of who they are and who they came here to be for over 15 years.
Transformational Coaching, Mindfulness-based Somatic Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, and Reiki. Master’s Degree Transpersonal Psychology, BS Psychology, Certified Transformational Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Wellness Counselor, and Reiki/Master Teacher.
One on one work as well as groups, classes and workshops around personal and spiritual growth. Working in person or over Skype/Google Hangouts, Anne offers a safe space to explore, grow, and ultimately transform so you are free to live life as your truest, most authentic self.
Jennifer Bargmann, MS, LPC
Offering therapy in Colorado, Wisconsin & Minnesota
Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Supervision, Consultation, Mentorship
My passions and specialty areas include working with eating disorders, self injury and highly sensitive people. As a counselor educator, I am passionate about helping HST’s (highly sensitive therapists) navigate the unique challenges which arise for us as we are entering the field and/or maintaining a practice. I love working with graduate students who are working towards their master’s degree in school and professional counseling and who are HSP. I am an HSP/HST. I offer supervision to those seeking licensure in Colorado and am able to consult with and/or mentor others hoping to learn more about working with someone who is an HSP.
Catherine M. Blake, MA, LPC
Cathy is a highly sensitive, warm, and heart-focused person. Her passion is helping people find happiness by harmonizing mind and body, deepening relationships, and assisting the highly sensitive person to thrive. Cathy specializes in the Highly Sensitive Person, Trauma/PTSD, and Somatic Therapy. She is certified in EMDR therapy and has specialized training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Body-Mind Psychotherapy. Cathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado. She has an MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, an MBA from the University of Colorado, a BS from Metropolitan State College, and a BA from Rutgers University. She enjoys hiking in the Colorado mountains, gardening, and dancing.
Justine Blythe Porges, LCSW, ICF Certified Coach
Colorado, Arizona and Connecticut
Currently offering therapeutic coaching online to clients everywhere – nationally and internationally.
203-613-6243 | email@example.com | www.justineblytheporges.com
Lindsey Boes, MS, LMFT
My clients are mostly women, LGBTQ+ folks, teens, and people in relationships. I use she/her/hers pronouns and I believe therapy is a sacred place where my job is to provide my clients with space to do challenging work while validating their experience. My clients often work with me on reducing the influence of Depression, Anger, Anxiety, Shame, Grief, and Self-Hate, and no two sessions are the same.
Darien Combs, PhD
Therapy for highly sensitive people, deep feelers and thinkers, anxiety, perfectionism, identity exploration, trauma recovery, and ADHD
Have you been told you are too sensitive? Do you ever feel like you are not enough? Are you feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward?
You are not alone; I am here to help. As a licensed psychologist, I integrate multiple therapeutic techniques including ACT, CBT, DBT, interpersonal process therapy, and mindfulness, and my approach is tailored to meet your specific needs, encompassing your identities, cultural background, and life experiences. Within our sessions, you will find a safe environment to turn towards your suffering, identify your strengths and values, develop coping strategies, reduce self-criticism, engage in self-compassion, and embrace your authentic self.
Chris Crockett, MA, LPCC, NCC
I offer individual counseling to adults who feel stuck where they are. This includes struggles with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress and life transitions, low self-esteem, suppression of self, dealing with chronic illness, and relationship/peer difficulties.
Christina Cunningham, MSW, LCSW, LAC
Currently providing video sessions for residents of Colorado and Illinois.
In addition to a specialized focus of highly sensitive adults, I also focus on individuals with ADHD, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance use recovery. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mind-body concepts. To treat trauma, I use Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). With any struggle you have, I meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be.
I can take most insurances and Lyra EAP benefits in Colorado. In Illinois, I can can see clients who self pay or pursue reimbursement through through their insurance.
Jael A. Esquibel, MA, LPC, NCC
I am a compassionate counselor who works with individuals using a collaborative, identity-affirming and culturally responsive approach. I strive to be authentic and fully present in each of my sessions, giving each of my clients the time and attention they deserve. I specialize in and am passionate about working with multicultural populations and LGBTQIA+ populations, including transgender and gender non-binary individuals, their family members and loved ones. I’m an HSP myself and I enjoy helping other HSPs through discovering more about their trait and providing support along their life journey. I offer telehealth services only for CO residents.
Teena Evert, MA, LMFT, BCC
Teena Evert is an integral psychotherapist and a holistic/energy practitioner who supports the healing of empaths and sensitives who are healthcare workers or caregivers so they can overcome empathic distress, avoid burnout, and maintain a high level of health and well-being while caring for others who are in pain and suffering.
As a highly sensitive, empathic helper, her own health suffered from caring for others’ pain and sorrow. Her ability to overcome empathic distress and burnout makes her determination to heal powerful and inspiring. She has been able to do more good in the world than she ever dreamed through her commitment to learning and applying how to heal yourself.
Rhonda Forsyth, LPC
Online counseling is available for individuals located anywhere within the state of Colorado. Woodland Park is a mountain community about an hour West of Colorado Springs.
Body Centered Psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or “tapping”), Energy Psychology modalities, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Psychological Astrology, Pagan spirituality, HSP, Anxiety and Depression. Prime population is adults ages 25-35 years old. I have read The Highly Sensitive Child and both of my young children are also highly sensitive.
Anneva NK Garner, MA, RSMT, LPCC
Garner Guidance LLC | Resilience for Sensitive People in Insensitive Times
Longmont, CO 80501
Serving all of Colorado via Telehealth
(720) 999-3921 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.garnerguidance.com/
I offer a loving, supportive, and openly curious refuge; helping you feel seen, known, and safe to explore your innermost experience. Come reclaim your innate strength and value!
INTEGRATIVE, HIGHLY SENSITIVE APPROACH
*Talk Therapy: person-centered, attachment-based, mindfulness-based, & culturally sensitive
*Body/Somatic Psychotherapy: evidence-based, neuroscience-approved, & trauma-informed
*Energy Psychology/Healing: trauma-informed & emotionally focused
*Depression & Grief
*Stress & Trauma
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
*Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Somatic Counseling, Naropa University
*Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association
*Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, Colorado Department Of Regulatory Agencies
*Certified Energy Healer (Brennan Lineage) & Reiki Master, 300-hour
*Supervisor: Laia Jorba, PhD, BC-DMT, RSME/T, LPC
Melissa George, PhD
I am a Jungian psychotherapist working with individuals and couples using psychodynamic, emotion focused, and family systems therapy techniques. I often work with clients who are struggling with finding deeper meaning and purpose in life. Many are successful by society’s standards but feel a deep sense of loss or lack of fulfillment inside. I help individuals bring awareness to unknown underlying patterns that have long driven their decisions and behavior. By removing these obstacles and making the unconscious conscious clients can bring awareness to their own life force so they may move toward becoming the person they truly are meant to be and living a more fulfilling life.
Brooke Green, LPC, NCC
I am passionate about support and therapy for caregivers because truth be told, it is often those who take on the weight of the world for others who could use someone to listen and provide trusted guidance. It can be even more of a challenging when you are Highly Sensitive.
Whether you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, self-doubt, grief & loss, or other factors that weigh heavy on the heart, I am here to support you.
My approaches to therapy for caregivers and individuals who are Highly Sensitive are customized based on your unique situation and needs. This might be me listening to you share your stories. It might be providing guidance or teaching you useful coping skills. Together we will work through the right approach to guide you down the path of healing and well-being.
Amy Hallagan, LCSW
I am an LCSW with over 10 years of counseling experience. I have transitioned to practice as a coach and focus on helping highly sensitive people to embrace their trait as a strength. I help my clients to find liberation and self-acceptance. I also help them to create a balanced life flow aligned with their HSP trait in order to achieve greater fulfillment, ease, and inner peace.
Becca Hart, MA, LPC
I have over ten years of experience working with highly sensitive people and am an HSP myself. My practice is women-focused, and I help clients process trauma and/or adverse life events using Brainspotting therapy. I also specialize in maternal mental health.
Allison Harvey, MA, LPC
Becky Howie, MA, LPC
Boulder area for in-person therapy, video coaching available worldwide
1650 38th St., Suite 100E, Boulder, CO 80301
(720) 381-2761 | email@example.com | https://www.naturewisecounseling.com
I help highly sensitive adults and teens manage overwhelm so their natural gifts can shine through. I work with:
* stress & burnout
* anxiety & panic attacks
* life & career transitions
* relationship challenges
* low self-esteem
* negative thought patterns
* helping HSPs let go of worrisome/unhelpful thoughts
* helping HSPs set HEALTHY BOUNDARIES
* and much more…
Nature is especially helpful for many HSPs. So, in addition to office and video sessions, I offer walk & talk therapy and nature-based mindfulness exercises to calm and regulate the nervous system.
I also incorporate elements of CBT, DBT and other mindfulness into my work with clients to help shift out of old stuck patterns.
Karen Lamb, Naturopathic Doctor (ND) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Our focus is in Natural Health for the Highly Sensitive Person. We are all Naturopathic Doctors and work as a team in empowering HSPs in understanding our unique body chemistry and de-stigmatizing sensitivity in medical care for sensitive people. Natural health focuses on practical and gentle ways to optimize self (health) care for optimizing energy and quality of life in the sensitive person.
Nancy Lee, MA, LPC
I specialize in supporting adults who are dealing with high levels of anxiety and stress. I help my clients develop greater self-understanding and self-acceptance in the service of goals like personal growth, life changes, and better mental health. I also have expertise in parenting highly sensitive children.
I am a highly sensitive person with multiple minority identities, so I respect the complex relationship between sensitivity, identity, and mental health. I take a culturally informed empowerment approach to my work. I am comfortable talking about current themes like the pandemic, financial stress, medical trauma, race, injustice, and intersectionality.
It’s time to let go of old wounds, struggles, and narratives. If you’re ready to move forward, give me a call.
Scott Lilleston, RP, CHT, LMT, CAMT
Somatic (mind/body) therapist specializing in Hakomi body-centered psychotherapy. Anxiety, depression, chronic pain issues, intergenerational trauma, spiritual crisis, major life transitions, finding soul purpose. HSP counseling & mentoring – men, women, adolescent. Is an HSP.
Felicia Libo, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years’ experience working with individual adults. I am also an HSP. I specialize in working with high sensitivity, health and wellness issues, attention/ADHD, life transitions, relationships and women’s issues using a creative, collaborative and integrative health approach. Telehealth sessions are available throughout Colorado.
Lindsey Lowrance, LCSW
Highly Sensitive Parents, adult women, people that have experienced trauma or had negative childhood experiences, HSP moms of many kids or twins/triplets
Rachel Morici-Leirer, LPC,LCPC
My therapeutic approach emphasizes the mind-body-spirit connection with special attention to holistic health. I am a trained EMDR therapist and clinical art therapist and support each individual to embrace their special sensitivities in this world, focusing on empowerment and accessing your intuition as a guide.
I also offer special parenting support for parents of highly sensitive children.*
My web site links to various tools for the highly sensitive person that have been successful with my clients over the years.
Kimberly Murray, PhD, LMFT
As an HSP myself and a mother of a HSP, I intimately relate with the intense challenges and beautiful blessings that comes with this identity.
I am a compassionate and deeply authentic therapist serving individuals, couples, and families, joining my clients on every step of their journey. I strongly believe that you know you and your relationships best. I am simply there to offer support and tools to help you achieve the life you most desire.
I tailor my therapeutic approach to you and your needs, never assuming that your lived experiences, challenges, or needs are the same as anyone else, especially as a HSP. Through this integrative approach, I support clients facing concerns with living joyfully as an HSP, relationships (including with couples, friends, and family) conception/pregnancy/postpartum, sex/sexuality, anxiety, depression, stress, grief/loss, faith/spirituality, burnout, and parenting.
You may interact with life a little differently, but what isn’t different is that you do not have to face life’s ups and downs alone. I am here for you and look forward to getting started on your journey to healing!
Brooke Nielsen, MA, LMFT
If you are highly sensitive, deeply thoughtful, and experience life intensely, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely express yourself. Although high sensitivity is a relatively common trait that affects around 30% of the population, it can often feel like a burden in your personal and professional relationships, and in your daily life.
But you don’t have to suffer alone. With my support, we can work together to help you develop the skills and awareness you need to thrive. I use evidence-based practices such as EMDR and Internal Family Systems to address trauma and stuck places in your life, and my support is gentle, kind, and affirming.
No matter what you’re going through, know that there is always hope for healing and growth. If you’re ready to take the first step towards a more fulfilling life, contact me for a free consultation.
Elinor (Elly) Nygren Szapiro, MA LPC
I am an HSP myself, and being an HSP is a deeply significant part of my life. I’ve been in practice 40 years and have specialized in supporting my fellow HSPs from about the time Elaine Aron coined the term in the 1990’s. My sessions are specifically geared towards the unique needs of an HSP’s sensitive nervous system. I know what it’s like to be in your shoes and can sense the most effective way to support you in getting to the heart, or root, of the challenge you’re dealing with and make the lasting changes you’re longing for.
My style is warm, down to earth and compassionate, as well as deeply intuitive and insightful. I use a variety of approaches in addition to talk therapy, including: Brainspotting; EMDR; Body Centered; Meditative approaches and Hypnotherapy.
My specialties are: Helping people overcome repetitive stuck patterns; Trauma; PTSD and Spiritual growth.
Scott F. Olds, Registered Psychotherapist
Scott provides couples counseling and individual counseling in Arvada (West Denver) and Boulder, Colorado. Specialties include couples communication skills and work with anxiety, depression, illness, and grief. He also enjoys working with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs).
Scott is a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. He is trained and tested in working with The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and completed PAIRS Level 1 Professional Training for couples counseling in 2018. Scott received training from the Denver Family Institute, CMI, and the Shambhala Center Boulder on subjects including grief counseling, crisis and trauma, grieving children and teens, transforming obstacles into opportunity, and love.
Scott has 16 years of experience facilitating groups and individuals experiencing grief, chronic illness, and loss. After losing his first wife to ALS, he transformed his grief into action by guiding others to find happiness and meaning in their lives. Scott has worked with a broad spectrum of organizations in the metro-Denver area, including the ALS Association, Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Judi’s House (family support for grief and loss), and Cornerstone Drug Rehab.
Scott currently serves as treasurer and board member of the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists.
He has served the community as a board member in mental health organizations, including the Jeffco Family Support Network, Colorado Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH), and was the founding President of the Jefferson County affiliate of FFCMH. Scott also served on the advisory board of Jefferson County Mental Health Court and Foothills Behavioral Health Partners. He is a member of the Open Path Collective.
Molly Olk, LPC
I have read the HSP, HSC and HSP in Love. My practice specializes in eating disorders – more info on my website! I am an HSP.
Michelle Paget, LCSW
1221 S Clarkson St Suite 202, Denver, CO 80210
917-409-7042 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://beccahartcounseling.com/
Throughout her 14 years in practice, Michelle became increasingly interested in more integrative and somatic ways of improving wellbeing. She blends the use of yoga with a focus in mindfulness, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the brain-body centered technique of Brainspotting that works to heal emotional wounds and trauma from the inside out. Michelle aims to help her clients manage challenges, build greater awareness of thoughts and feelings and improve balance in their everyday lives. She has read The Highly Sensitive Child and spent many years working with children and offers consults to parents who are raising highly sensitive children.
Erin Pinegar, MA, LPC
My specialties are anxiety, depression, highly sensitive people, and couples counseling. I also work with many individuals who are experiencing a major life change such as divorce, job change, and loss of a loved one. I work with adolescents 15 and up and adults.
Vicki L Quarles, LCSW, CGC
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Grief Counselor who has been practicing since 2003. I see only individual adults, not couples, over the age of 26 for anxiety, grief/loss, aging, life transitions, and relationship issues. I am a Highly Sensitive Person myself. I believe that I am part teacher, part therapist, and part fellow traveler on this journey. Being highly sensitive has its challenges, but with some knowledge about how to navigate life differently, it can be better.
Rafia Rebeck, MA, LPC
HSP’s navigating self-concept, career and relationships; Intersection of sensitivity and introversion; Consultations with parents re: HSP children and teens; Hakomi trained. I am an HSP. Not currently accepting new clients.
Jan Rosko, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS
I am a certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, trained and experienced in EMDR. I also enjoy marriage/relationship work, and am Level 2 trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I have both professional and personal experience with HSP. I am an HSP.
Jessica Savage, MA, LPC
I am currently providing online sessions at this time, but I hope to be able to offer both online and in person sessions in the future.
303-900-8759 | email@example.com | http://www.savagecounselingservices.com
In our work together, we may focus on the following issues: rebuilding self-esteem and confidence, setting and maintaining boundaries, learning to manage anxiety, stress, and/or trauma, navigating life transitions, and coping with chronic illness or caregiving for someone with a chronic illness. I usually work with adults, but may consider some children and teens. I offer online sessions and can meet with those that reside anywhere in Colorado.
Arianna Smith, MA, LPC, EMDR
I am an HSP that is passionate about providing support to HSPs, survivors of violence/trauma/abuse, the LGBTQIA+ community and those experiencing burnout/secondary trauma. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am trained in EMDR, a type of non-talk psychotherapy that is targeted to help people heal from emotional distress, trauma, and other difficult life events. I offer individual therapy in person, phone, or video-chat.
I have an active blog which offers free and helpful content around a variety of issues, with a focus on minimalism and ways to thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).
Jacquelyn Strickland, LPC
HSPs – Education, Mentoring, Coaching, Counseling, Psychotherapy, blending therapeutic orientations and coaching strategies with a spiritual foundation to discover, honor and live your Authentic HSP Life. Certified in Myers Briggs Personality Inventory, EMDR, Level II, Hypnotherapy. I’m also an HSP.
Anne-Marie Suddreth, MA
I am passionate about working with HSPs. While focusing on women with trauma, depression, and anxiety it became obvious that many were highly sensitive (HS) people who felt traumatized as children. They were often belittled because adults accused them of being too sensitive, overexaggerating, or trying to cause problems. They may have been teased by other children for their sensitivity. For a HS child, this teasing and punishment affects them more deeply than others, and they become HS adults who live with shame and feelings of inadequacy.
Understanding your HS nature will change your life as an adult. As an HSP myself, I love nothing better than to help people learn to appreciate and care for who they are.
Kathryn Weingardt, M.S., LPC
Offices in Aurora and Parker, Colorado:
2600 S. Parker Road Bldg. 4, Suite 242A, Aurora, CO 80014
19555 E. Parker Square Drive, Suite 215,Parker, CO 80134
303-750-2082 ext. 355 | firstname.lastname@example.org
As a therapist in mid life, through much work on myself, I have recently discovered that I have been a Highly Sensitive Person my entire life! Looking back on my childhood and young adult experiences, thru the lens of a Highly Sensitive Person, I have realized that everything now makes sense! The sensitivities to loud noises, bright lights, and medications, the need for deep thinking and connecting, being empathic to other’s emotions, being deeply moved by music and spirituality are all attributes in which I identify. I appreciate the gifts HSP’s bring to life!
If you have recently discovered your HSP trait, I would be honored to walk along with you as we reveal your strengths and challenges in all areas of your life.
I have over 25 years experience as a licensed professional counselor. By taking the time to really understand my clients, I am able to customize the strategies that best enable you to reach your goals. I utilizes an intuitive holistic approach which addresses the mind, body, and spirit connection.
I work with adults addressing issues of anxiety, depression, grief, codependency, loneliness, life transitions, including divorce adjustment (before, during, and after), spirituality, and finding your soul’s purpose.
I accept most Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Program benefits.
Sarah Kate Wilder, LMFT, M.Ed/Ed.S.
Hello! Do you feel stuck in the past? Is anxiety taking over your life? Do you find yourself in the same type of relationships that aren’t working for you? I’m here to help.
- LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy
- Religious Trauma Specialized
- Provides Religious Trauma Therapy Group
- Anxiety Specialized
- EMDR trained
- IFS in training
- Yoga Teacher Certified 200 hour
Andy Yang, MA, LPC
Becky Young, MA, LPC
I specialize in working with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) who are Christian ministry leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, and pastors. I also focus on anxiety, burnout, cPTSD, and developmental trauma.
We would be a good fit if:
You are a leader in your home, work, school, or church
You are a perfectionist who over-functions
You don’t ever feel rested, relaxed, or calm
You are a pastor, ministry leader, executive, or entrepreneur
You want lasting change vs. a quick fix
You are interested in integrating your faith into your healing