Working with individual adults to process past or recent trauma and stressful experiences and/or who are HSPs (Highly Sensitive Persons).
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), or sometimes called having a Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), has a set of innate, genetic traits and comprises about 15-20% of the population. An HSP’s nervous system is wired differently and they experience stimuli (sights, sounds, touch, smells, and tastes) and emotions at a deep and intense level. Therefore, they are overwhelmed easily, have difficulty making decisions, detail-oriented, very observant, intuitive and generally self-aware. Our culture and society is usually not conducive to living as an HSP, but by using their strengths to their advantage, having regular self-care and learning methods for emotional and physical regulation, HSPs can thrive. Having a psychotherapist that is familiar with and knowledgeable about these traits can help a person better understand themselves and identify what works best for managing their sensitivities.