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A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) experiences heightened sensitivity to internal and external influences, which leads them to feel bigger reactions to situations and people. HSPs often process things very deeply and are extremely influenced by their surroundings. If you are a highly sensitive person, you may have been called “overly sensitive” or “ fragile” by people who don’t understand you.

It is estimated that up to 20% of people are highly sensitive persons, otherwise known as people with sensory processing sensitivity. A licensed therapist who specializes in HSP therapy can help you understand your triggers, learn to see your sensitivities as strengths, and live your best life. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Highly Sensitive Person Symptoms and Signs

You may be an HSP if one or more of the HSP symptoms or signs apply to you:

  • You are influenced by the emotional states of people around you.
  • You are often overwhelmed by crowds of other people.
  • You frequently need time alone to process your thoughts and feelings.
  • Helping others process their feelings leaves you exhausted.
  • You are hard on yourself or easily feel shame.
  • You get anxious when under time pressures.
  • You are easily frightened or startled.
  • You like to ask big questions about life and think deeply about them.
  • You often feel misunderstood.
  • You are conflict-avoidant, or feel physically sick when you experience conflict.

There are many other signs and symptoms of being a highly sensitive person. If you experience any of the above, we recommend that you consider HSP therapy. If you’d like to learn more, check out licensed therapist Stacey Wright’s article about the differences between Highly Sensitive People, Introverts, and Empaths.

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HSP therapy can help you feel calmer and happier, enabling you to effortlessly coexist with others and react in ways that are conducive to your goals. And with Mental Health Match, finding a licensed and qualified HSP therapist is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Jessica J Edwards
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develop the mental fortitude needed to lead a successful life. Additionally, we will work on the skill of self-compassion, which will allow you to move more easily through difficult times in the future, as well as become more productive and happier.


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develop the mental fortitude needed to lead a successful life. Additionally, we will work on the skill of self-compassion, which will allow you to move more easily through difficult times in the future, as well as become more productive and happier.

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that I use a variety of approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that is customized to meet your unique circumstances.

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Take the next step not just to overcome ongoing barriers, but to dismantle them, so that you can have the right tools to take on future obstacles. Your trauma does not define you or set the boundaries of who you are, and can be.


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Take the next step not just to overcome ongoing barriers, but to dismantle them, so that you can have the right tools to take on future obstacles. Your trauma does not define you or set the boundaries of who you are, and can be.

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I use evidence-based modalities, and am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Practice. With these tools, I will work with you to ensure our approach is individualized and specific to how you learn and heal.

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Whatever that mountain is for you: anxiety, life transitions, trauma, etc., you are strong enough, resilient enough, and have exactly what it takes to survive and thrive.


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Whatever that mountain is for you: anxiety, life transitions, trauma, etc., you are strong enough, resilient enough, and have exactly what it takes to survive and thrive.

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In addition to my favorite evidenced based therapy models including but not limited to CBT, DBT, EMDR, Narrative Therapy, and Person-Centered, I also love to incorporate a more eclectic style of therapy.

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Work collaboratively to work on what you feel needs improvements in your life with me providing guidance, challenge when necessary, and constant support. We will work on improving your overall quality of life while emphasizing underlying issues.


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Work collaboratively to work on what you feel needs improvements in your life with me providing guidance, challenge when necessary, and constant support. We will work on improving your overall quality of life while emphasizing underlying issues.

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My clients enjoy my directive approach as I pull from a variety of theories (CBT, Humanistic/Empathy, Empowerment, Collaborative) and use a wide range of proven methods to establish the best combination of therapeutic tools to help my clients.

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In session together, you will have a safe space to process your feelings, learn more about your values and be challenged gently. You will learn coping skills, learn how to decrease your stress and anxiety and increase your sense of happiness.


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In session together, you will have a safe space to process your feelings, learn more about your values and be challenged gently. You will learn coping skills, learn how to decrease your stress and anxiety and increase your sense of happiness.

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You matter and what you’re going through is real. When you’re feeling burned out and stressed, it can be a struggle to get anything done and it can be even harder to ask for help. I believe there’s a part of you that already knows what you need.

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