Therapy for Highly Sensitive People
Online therapy for Highly Sensitive People in Encino and all of California
As an HSP myself, I understand the unique challenges that come with being highly sensitive. I am passionate about helping others like me to not only survive, but thrive in a world that can be overwhelming at times. Through our therapy sessions, we will work together to identify and address the issues that are holding you back and preventing you from living your best life.
I have worked with many highly sensitive people and understand the common struggles they face. This includes feeling overwhelmed by everyday stimuli, experiencing intense emotions, and struggling with self-doubt. I am here to help you overcome these challenges and develop new skills that will allow you to thrive in your life and relationships.
If you're a highly sensitive adult struggling to navigate the world, know that you are not alone. I offer a safe and supportive space where we can work together to help you develop the tools you need to thrive. Whether it's setting healthy boundaries, or finding balance in your relationships, I'm here to help. Contact me today to schedule a session and get started on your healing journey.
Are You Highly Sensitive?
According to Dr. Elaine Aron, the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) has a sensitive nervous system, is aware of subtleties in the environment and is easily overwhelmed in highly stimulating environments. Dr. Aron’s research has found that around 20% of the population have the gene that contributes to them being highly sensitive, which includes: depth of processing, overstimulation, emotional reactivity, and sensitivity to subtleties.
The D.O.E.S model ~
D - DEPTH of PROCESSING
The highly sensitive uses more of the parts of the brain associated with "deeper" processing of information. You make a decision consciously and may notice that you take more time to think things over carefully. Research suggests that the Highly Sensitive brain has a more active insula - the part of the brain that helps increase self-awareness and enhance perception.
O - OVERSTIMULATION
HSPs are more attuned to subtle changes in the environment, you will be more impacted by busy, loud, or stressful environments. It’s no wonder then, that you may feel overwhelmed when met with external distractions. You may even find that this balance of attempting to attune to what’s important while filtering out distractions; leaves you feeling overstimulated, exhausted, and in need of time to recharge.
E - EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY and EMPATHY
Mirror neurons in the brain fire the same way in your brain as some of the neurons in the person being observed. They are especially active in HSPs and they help you understand others intentions and how they feel. They are responsible for the human capacity of empathy. You do not just understand how someone else feels, but you actually feel that way yourself to some extent. As a result, HSPs experience both more positive as well as negative emotions.
S - SENSING the SUBTLETIES
You notice the little things that others may miss. HSPs are attuned to subtle changes in the environment. You may notice that you pick up on the emotions and energy of others in social situations. You may be sensitive to external temperature, fluorescent lights, strong smells, loud sounds, overstimulating environments, and therefore get fatigued more easily.