I am a Psychotherapist that specializes in the trait of the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and have completed a program with Dr. Elaine Aron, a world-renowned Psychologist studying this trait, also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity.   

Working with a therapist that is knowledgeable about this trait can be crucial to exploring how this trait affects you and learn new tools for living better in an overstimulating sensory world.  There are real differences in the HSP brain and I can help tailor our work together to support your needs. 

If you are a highly sensitive person or a parent of a highly sensitive child, there are several options for working with me directly:  

1. Psychotherapy in person at my office in Livermore, California or by phone or video anywhere within California.

2. Globally I also offer the following: 

  • Online Courses for HSPs (self-paced, nurturing, and supportive) 
  • Global HSP Life Coaching with phone or video options. 
  • Consultations for professionals who want to consult about their clients or to learn more about the trait for their work. There are phone, video, and in-person options. 
  • Parents of Highly Sensitive Children can also work with me directly via phone, video or email/messaging for guidance in supporting your sensitive child. 

I also offer several resources for HSPs:

1. BooksI am the author of the book, Brain Training for The Highly Sensitive Person, Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions.  

2. Resources A continually updated source of support for HSPs.

Contact me for more information.   

Is This You?

About 15 to 20 percent of the population is considered highly sensitive and up to 50 percent of clients in therapy are HSPs.  The brains of HSPs process more information more deeply, which can make them more sensitive to their surroundings. HSPs often suffer from anxiety and higher stress levels in a world that feels overwhelming.

As a highly sensitive person, you may be able to feel what other people feel, which can help you to be more empathic and compassionate (some of the gifts of this trait). On the other hand, you can also be more easily overwhelmed and have higher stress levels.  You may experience sensory overload with such factors as loud noise, bright lighting, and strong odors. 

As an HSP myself, I am passionate about my work and consider it a calling to help you live a less stressed, less overwhelmed, and happier life.  I've developed what I call a compassionate and supportive "brain training" program that provides specific tools for HSP's to learn to navigate an overstimulating world. 

If you suspect you might be an HSP, Psychologist Elaine Aron provides this self test on her website. Aron also provides a test to help determine if your child might be HSP.