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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 Riverside, the suburbs of Riverside, other nearby places such as Berwyn, Hines, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Dr. Jo Marwil
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Together we will identify your reasons for wanting therapy, establish goals, and work together to identify and dismantle the obstacles in your path. Common themes: relationship struggles, work/family/financial/academic stress, and low motivation


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Together we will identify your reasons for wanting therapy, establish goals, and work together to identify and dismantle the obstacles in your path. Common themes: relationship struggles, work/family/financial/academic stress, and low motivation

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I am authentic, compassionate and empathetic. I also will challenge you to face the things that are holding you back, while supporting you to make the changes to live a more fulfilling life.

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Kirk Johnson
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identify and work to increase awareness/functioning in areas like, stress/anxiety management, ADHD management/identity exploration, as well as affirming support with family/interpersonal relationships, and complex trauma.


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identify and work to increase awareness/functioning in areas like, stress/anxiety management, ADHD management/identity exploration, as well as affirming support with family/interpersonal relationships, and complex trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

We often need to dig deeper to understand life's challenges and the narratives we tell ourselves. I often find it helpful to employ psychodynamic tools, like CBT, internal family parts, and EMDR to help stabilize their anxiety and self-regulate.

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  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP
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identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems


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Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems

Something to know about my approach is:

authentic, no-nonsense, and straightforward, with equal measures of compassion and humor, to focus on your presenting concerns. We'll highlight your current assets and strengths, while building new skills, tools, and resources to tackle any situation

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
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  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
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  • Narcissist recovery
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personal growth
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Repeating Patterns of Ineffective Behavior
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  • Trauma
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Tara Salviato
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Together, we will discuss barriers to living a life worth living. Together, we will create real change by implementing techniques and strategies.


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Together, we will discuss barriers to living a life worth living. Together, we will create real change by implementing techniques and strategies.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is gentle and kind. I always want everyone to feel welcome and validated while working with me.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Eating Disorders
  • Financial Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Tara Parker
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Together we will work to uncover the roots of where and why you may be stuck in old thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, so you can change them through the insight and practical tools you gain in therapy.


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Together we will work to uncover the roots of where and why you may be stuck in old thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, so you can change them through the insight and practical tools you gain in therapy.

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As a depth orientated psychotherapist, I will help you to uncover the habitual patterns of thinking and being that are keeping you are keeping you stuck, so you can shift them and create a more fulfilling and satisfying life and relationships.

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  • Depression
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