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Licensed therapists and counselors who have completed a program with Elaine Aron on psychotherapy with HSPs.

This list is from Elaine Aron's website. She writes, "All in this list have attended a course on the subject or studied and passed a test on the information in her book The Highly Sensitive Person, her DVD for professionals, or Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person."

(Note: She adds that she does not know personally most of the people on this list.)


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Hal Childs, PhD
License: MFT 19953
Specialties: I bring a depth Jungian perspective to depression, anxiety, dreams, spiritual issues, and the creative process. More at my website.
HSP?: yes
Address: 204 Clement St, San Francisco CA 94118
Phone: 415-573-2469
Website: www.halchilds.com
Email: halchilds@earthlink.net
Melanie R. Cleary, MS, MA, Registered Psychological Assistant
License: Registered Psychological Assistant, PSB37245
Specialties: Adults with addiction (substances and process addictions) including sexual offending, depression, anxiety, loneliness, spiritual and existential questions.
Address: 1537 Franklin Street, Suite 102 San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415.562.7793
Website: bayareatherapycollective.com
Email: melaniecleary.ciis@gmail.com or mcleary@bayareatherapycollective.com
Candy Crawford, MSW LCSW
License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149.013389 Illinois
HSP?: Yes
Specialties: Adults and adolescents with sensory processing sensitivity, daughters of narcissism, loss or grief, women's issues, religiosity.
Address: 2100 Manchester Rd. St. 900 Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630.991-6200
Website: candycrawfordlcsw.com
Angelena Gagliardi, MA, LMFT, ATR (Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist)
License: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #52697, Registered Art Therapist #11-185
Specialties: EMDR, Trauma/PTSD, Child sexual abuse, Adult survivors of child sexual abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Working with toddlers to adults, Creative Therapy Approaches, Sandtray
HSP?: yes
Address: 11750 Dublin Blvd., Suite 101, Dublin, CA 94568
Phone: 925.400.7207
Email: angelena7g@gmail.com
Sheila Hirsch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
License: LCS 16440
Specialties: Individual and Group Therapy for HSPs, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) with couples, EMDR for people dealing with trauma.
HSP?: yes
Address: 3560 J Street, Suite #6, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-451-6678
Website: www.sheilahirschtherapy.com
Email: shirsch@surewest.net
Luciana C. Profaca, PhD, CRC
License: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #443)
Specialties: Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Executive Coaching, Children with Special Needs, Grief Counseling
Address: 1150 Cotton St, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 630-5592
Beth Rosenthal, Ph.D.
License: Licensed as a psychologist PSY14818
Specialties: I see individual adults, families, couples and adolescents.
HSP?: Yes
Address: 550 Hamilton, Suite 110, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-321-7405
Alice E. Shannon, MFT
License: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT # 28722
Specialty:
I believe that solutions are as varied as people. Therapy services for individuals, couples and children. Individualized temperament based solutions for parents and children. Educational and consultant services.
HSP?: yes
Address:
P.O. Box 2780, McKinleyville, CA 95519
Phone: 707-839-0444 or 707-822-1716
Website: www.aliceshannon.com
Email: alieshannon at gmail.com
Jacquelyn Strickland, LPC (Co-Founder of HSP Gathering Retreats since 2001 with Dr. Elaine Aron)
License: Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado 1573
Specialties: 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.
HSP?: yes
Address: Fort Collins, CO
Phone: 970-484-0840
Website: www.lifeworkshelp.com
Email: jacquely at jacquelynstrickland.com
Scott Wirth, PhD; Certified Jungian Analyst (CJA)
License: California Psychologist PSY-5285
Specialties: Jungian analysis; Jungian psychotherapy; Spiritual issues; Dream work; Active Imagination; Intimate relationships; Jungian & Enneagram typologies; Parenting; Co-dependency; Gender and Sexuality.
HSP?: yes
Address: 4216 Eighteenth Street; San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 621-8449
Website: scottwirthphd.com
Email: scottwirthph at gmail.com
Ted Zeff, Ph.D.
Specialty: phone & in-person consultations on work environment; improving relationships; sleeping better; and managing your sensitivity. Parents of sensitive children: helping your child increase his/her self-esteem at home, in school, & with friends; and your child&rsquos specific needs.
HSP?: yes
Address: P.O. Box 84, San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: 510-538-0373
Website: drtedzeff.com
Email: tedzeff10 at gmail.com

Links and Resources:

For professionals and researchers, see academic and scientific papers listed on Home Page.

  • A 2013 lecture by Elaine Aron, in Wellington, New Zealand, on the highly sensitive person.

  • Highly Sensitive People in the Workplace - from shame to fame. Article written by Janine Ramsey, founder of Sensitivity Style, a new model supported by scientific research that's designed to help people with differing levels of sensitivity live and work together more respectfully and successfully. Her article is a follow-up to our interview with Elaine Aron, who pioneered the concept of Highly Sensitive People (HSP).

  • Alice Shannon is the one to turn to for help with HSCs. She's an expert on all facets of children's temperaments and will work by phone with parents from anywhere in the world. You can call her at 1-707-839-0444 or 1-707-822-1716, or email alieshannon at gmail.com

  • Tribe is a beautiful publication dedicated to bringing together HSPs, displaying their creativity, and encouraging their collabortion and connection.

  • Ted Zeff's web site based on his book The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide with information for HSPs on coping strategies, a healing program for HSPs on CD and individual instruction. Also, help for sensitive boys and sensitive men.

  • For complete information on upcoming HSP Gatherings, please visit Jacquelyn Strickland's website at http://www.lifeworkshelp.com/hspgathering.htm

  • The American Psychological Association publishes many scientific journals/periodicals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology which has carried articles written by Elaine Aron. http://www.apa.org/

  • Broadway Books published The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook and reprinted The Highly Sensitive Person in paperback. They are a division of Random House.
    http://www.broadwaybooks.com/

  • A free, independently-run email discussion list for HSPs can be found at Yahoo groups. The purpose of the email list is to explore who we are as HSPs and to support each other. To subscribe, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/hspbook/

  • A free, independently-run email discussion group for parents of Highly Sensitive Children (HSC) can be found at Yahoo groups. The purpose of this group is to explore what it is to be a sensitive parent of an HSC and to support one another as parents. To subscribe, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hscbook/

International and Foreign Language HSP Web Sites:

Spain: Association for HSPs: http://www.asociacionpas.org

Finland: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448479631845055/

Japan: http://homepage3.nifty.com/hspjapanese-k/index.html

Norway: http://www.hsperson.no

Sweden: http://www.högkänslig.se

Germany, Holland and Switzerland: http://www.susanmarlettahart.com

New Zealand/Australia: http://www.hspnetwork.com.au

Switzerland: www.hochsensibilitaet.ch

Denmark: http://www.hsp-foreningen.dk

Israel: http://anashimregishim.com/ and http://www.sensitive-life.co.il

Netherlands: http://www.hooggevoelig.nl/

Belgium: http://www.hspvlaanderen.be/

Spain: http://personasaltamentesensibles.com/

Therapist certification. Not exactly an event, but starting in the spring, therapists who either read Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person or watch the 5-hour DVD made at the course I gave for therapists on October 19, can (for a fee) take a test that will be at at www.hperson.com. When they pass it (with as many chances as they need), they can be listed on the website as trained in working with HSPs. This should eventually provide HSPs with a list of licensed therapists all over the country who are knowledgeable about our trait. Nice, huh? Start warming up your favorite therapist. In the meantime, read the article "Discussing your Trait with Therapists," listed above.

 

 

 

Licensed therapists and counselors who have completed a program with Elaine Aron on psychotherapy with HSPs. All in this list have attended a course on the subject or studied and passed a test on the information in her book The Highly Sensitive Person, her DVD for professionals, or Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person.

(Note: Elaine does not know personally most of the people on this list and being on it does not mean she recommends them beyond the requirements of this list.)

Hal Childs, PhD
License: MFT 19953
Specialties: I bring a depth Jungian perspective to depression, anxiety, dreams, spiritual issues, and the creative process. More at my website.
HSP?: yes
Address: 204 Clement St, San Francisco CA 94118
Phone: 415-573-2469
Website: www.halchilds.com
Email: halchilds@earthlink.net
Melanie R. Cleary, MS, MA, Registered Psychological Assistant
License: Registered Psychological Assistant, PSB37245
Specialties: Adults with addiction (substances and process addictions) including sexual offending, depression, anxiety, loneliness, spiritual and existential questions.
Address: 1537 Franklin Street, Suite 102 San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415.562.7793
Website: bayareatherapycollective.com
Email: melaniecleary.ciis@gmail.com or mcleary@bayareatherapycollective.com
Candy Crawford, MSW LCSW
License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149.013389 Illinois
HSP?: Yes
Specialties: Adults and adolescents with sensory processing sensitivity, daughters of narcissism, loss or grief, women's issues, religiosity.
Address: 2100 Manchester Rd. St. 900 Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630.991-6200
Website: candycrawfordlcsw.com
Angelena Gagliardi, MA, LMFT, ATR (Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist)
License: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #52697, Registered Art Therapist #11-185
Specialties: EMDR, Trauma/PTSD, Child sexual abuse, Adult survivors of child sexual abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Working with toddlers to adults, Creative Therapy Approaches, Sandtray
HSP?: yes
Address: 11750 Dublin Blvd., Suite 101, Dublin, CA 94568
Phone: 925.400.7207
Email: angelena7g@gmail.com
Sheila Hirsch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
License: LCS 16440
Specialties: Individual and Group Therapy for HSPs, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) with couples, EMDR for people dealing with trauma.
HSP?: yes
Address: 3560 J Street, Suite #6, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-451-6678
Website: www.sheilahirschtherapy.com
Email: shirsch@surewest.net
Luciana C. Profaca, PhD, CRC
License: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #443)
Specialties: Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Executive Coaching, Children with Special Needs, Grief Counseling
Address: 1150 Cotton St, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 630-5592
Beth Rosenthal, Ph.D.
License: Licensed as a psychologist PSY14818
Specialties: I see individual adults, families, couples and adolescents.
HSP?: Yes
Address: 550 Hamilton, Suite 110, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-321-7405
Alice E. Shannon, MFT
License: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT # 28722
Specialty:
I believe that solutions are as varied as people. Therapy services for individuals, couples and children. Individualized temperament based solutions for parents and children. Educational and consultant services.
HSP?: yes
Address:
P.O. Box 2780, McKinleyville, CA 95519
Phone: 707-839-0444 or 707-822-1716
Website: www.aliceshannon.com
Email: alieshannon at gmail.com
Jacquelyn Strickland, LPC (Co-Founder of HSP Gathering Retreats since 2001 with Dr. Elaine Aron)
License: Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado 1573
Specialties: 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.
HSP?: yes
Address: Fort Collins, CO
Phone: 970-484-0840
Website: www.lifeworkshelp.com
Email: jacquely at jacquelynstrickland.com
Scott Wirth, PhD; Certified Jungian Analyst (CJA)
License: California Psychologist PSY-5285
Specialties: Jungian analysis; Jungian psychotherapy; Spiritual issues; Dream work; Active Imagination; Intimate relationships; Jungian & Enneagram typologies; Parenting; Co-dependency; Gender and Sexuality.
HSP?: yes
Address: 4216 Eighteenth Street; San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 621-8449
Website: scottwirthphd.com
Email: scottwirthph at gmail.com
Ted Zeff, Ph.D.
Specialty: phone & in-person consultations on work environment; improving relationships; sleeping better; and managing your sensitivity. Parents of sensitive children: helping your child increase his/her self-esteem at home, in school, & with friends; and your child&rsquos specific needs.
HSP?: yes
Address: P.O. Box 84, San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: 510-538-0373
Website: drtedzeff.com
Email: tedzeff10 at gmail.com

Links and Resources:

For professionals and researchers, see academic and scientific papers listed on Home Page.

  • A 2013 lecture by Elaine Aron, in Wellington, New Zealand, on the highly sensitive person.

  • Highly Sensitive People in the Workplace - from shame to fame. Article written by Janine Ramsey, founder of Sensitivity Style, a new model supported by scientific research that's designed to help people with differing levels of sensitivity live and work together more respectfully and successfully. Her article is a follow-up to our interview with Elaine Aron, who pioneered the concept of Highly Sensitive People (HSP).

  • Alice Shannon is the one to turn to for help with HSCs. She's an expert on all facets of children's temperaments and will work by phone with parents from anywhere in the world. You can call her at 1-707-839-0444 or 1-707-822-1716, or email alieshannon at gmail.com

  • Tribe is a beautiful publication dedicated to bringing together HSPs, displaying their creativity, and encouraging their collabortion and connection.

  • Ted Zeff's web site based on his book The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide with information for HSPs on coping strategies, a healing program for HSPs on CD and individual instruction. Also, help for sensitive boys and sensitive men.

  • For complete information on upcoming HSP Gatherings, please visit Jacquelyn Strickland's website at http://www.lifeworkshelp.com/hspgathering.htm

  • The American Psychological Association publishes many scientific journals/periodicals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology which has carried articles written by Elaine Aron. http://www.apa.org/

  • Broadway Books published The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook and reprinted The Highly Sensitive Person in paperback. They are a division of Random House.
    http://www.broadwaybooks.com/

  • A free, independently-run email discussion list for HSPs can be found at Yahoo groups. The purpose of the email list is to explore who we are as HSPs and to support each other. To subscribe, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/hspbook/

  • A free, independently-run email discussion group for parents of Highly Sensitive Children (HSC) can be found at Yahoo groups. The purpose of this group is to explore what it is to be a sensitive parent of an HSC and to support one another as parents. To subscribe, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hscbook/

International and Foreign Language HSP Web Sites:

Spain: Association for HSPs: http://www.asociacionpas.org

Finland: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448479631845055/

Japan: http://homepage3.nifty.com/hspjapanese-k/index.html

Norway: http://www.hsperson.no

Sweden: http://www.högkänslig.se

Germany, Holland and Switzerland: http://www.susanmarlettahart.com

New Zealand/Australia: http://www.hspnetwork.com.au

Switzerland: www.hochsensibilitaet.ch

Denmark: http://www.hsp-foreningen.dk

Israel: http://anashimregishim.com/ and http://www.sensitive-life.co.il

Netherlands: http://www.hooggevoelig.nl/

Belgium: http://www.hspvlaanderen.be/

Spain: http://personasaltamentesensibles.com/

Therapist certification. Not exactly an event, but starting in the spring, therapists who either read Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person or watch the 5-hour DVD made at the course I gave for therapists on October 19, can (for a fee) take a test that will be at at www.hperson.com. When they pass it (with as many chances as they need), they can be listed on the website as trained in working with HSPs. This should eventually provide HSPs with a list of licensed therapists all over the country who are knowledgeable about our trait. Nice, huh? Start warming up your favorite therapist. In the meantime, read the article "Discussing your Trait with Therapists," listed above.