8. Additional Resources

Resources・Additional Resources・Julie Bjelland, LMFT


  • HSP Friendly Careers This is a compilation of careers HSPs reported as fulfilling from a poll from my HSP Facebook page.

Reducing Shame, Blame & Guilt

  • I recommend a lot of Brene Brown’s work, particularly the book she narrates called “The Power of Vulnerability."

Neuroplasticity (Rewiring the brain)

  • Online Course: HSP Brain Training: Tools to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions. If you are overwhelmed and exhausted as an HSP, and are motivated to make things better, learn more about my 8-week brain-training program. My mission is to help empower and transform the lives of HSPs!  Your best self and full life is needed in the world.

  • These Gratitude Journals can help you build up the part of your brain that feels calm, peaceful, and positive.


  • Build closeness and increase your connection in your relationship through these Appreciation Journals

  • For couples and communication, I recommend The Gottman Method that I use when working with couples. It is an excellent positive-based method, and the communication training is based on over 40 years of researching couples!

  • The Five Love Languages, I recommend couples take this free, quick quiz online to discover what your love languages are so you know how to fill up your partners love tank.

  • Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love by Amir Levine


Lourdes Viado, PhD, MFT who is also an HSP, offers podcast interviews you may enjoy that explore women's lives in depth.  Listen to Julie's interview about the trait of high sensitivity. 


  • Julie Bjelland, LMFT is an openly gay psychotherapist and supports LGBTQ and diversity in every aspect of her work.

  • Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity, a non-profit organization focused on LGBTQ mental health.

LGBTQ Families

  • Our Family Coalition "advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy."

Lesbian/Queer Women: Dating and Love

  • The Conscious Girlfriend website and book uses a conscious, sensitive approach, and offers great tools for lesbian and queer women for dating and keeping relationships strong.

Transgender and Gender Non-conforming

  • Dara Hoffman-Fox is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a gender therapist who offers some great resources and support for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

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Julie Bjelland