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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 Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, 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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Together we will explore what problems you are experiencing and the possible treatment that can best help you heal and growth. Together we will continue to monitor what is working and helping you heal. I will integrate treatment that helps best.


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Together we will explore what problems you are experiencing and the possible treatment that can best help you heal and growth. Together we will continue to monitor what is working and helping you heal. I will integrate treatment that helps best.

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I always meet my clients where they are at and what they are needing, wanting and expect for their treatment. I have much training in a psychodynamic perspective including individual, couple and group work. I strive to do more deeper healing therapy.

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I will join together with you to develop a plan to relieve your symptoms. We'll discuss your strengths, what you want and need to move forward so you can become unstuck in your life. I will help you learn to regulate your central nervous system.


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I will join together with you to develop a plan to relieve your symptoms. We'll discuss your strengths, what you want and need to move forward so you can become unstuck in your life. I will help you learn to regulate your central nervous system.

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You will be provided with specific tools to help you with your feelings of depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress. I will collaborate with you on your healing journey, meeting you where you are, and being there with you all along the way.

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We all need support when we are struggling. Even if you're unsure if counseling can help, I encourage you to try it. Together we can help you feel better. You can increase your self-confidence, self-esteem, & self-awareness.


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We all need support when we are struggling. Even if you're unsure if counseling can help, I encourage you to try it. Together we can help you feel better. You can increase your self-confidence, self-esteem, & self-awareness.

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I value the trust that people extend when they talk about the most confusing, painful, and difficult things they experience. It’s important for all of us to figure out who we are and find the people who can understand us the most.

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Through guided “grief work”, you can navigate your new landscape and develop resilience and perspective to survive and thrive after loss. You can welcome peace, beauty, and joy back into your life.


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Through guided “grief work”, you can navigate your new landscape and develop resilience and perspective to survive and thrive after loss. You can welcome peace, beauty, and joy back into your life.

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Each person’s response to grief is unique. I’ve worked solely in grief and loss for the last twelve years. Change is painful, and struggle is hard. There is indescribable beauty in healing, and I’m honored to share that journey with clients.

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Work to set goals and work towards changes to create a healthy and more balanced life. I like to meet my clients where they are currently and explore different challenges they are experiencing to provide the support they need to succeed.


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Work to set goals and work towards changes to create a healthy and more balanced life. I like to meet my clients where they are currently and explore different challenges they are experiencing to provide the support they need to succeed.

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I utilize a mixture of CBT, DBT, and ACT therapy. I use these techniques to encourage behavioral changes, life balance, increase communication skills, emotional regulation, being more mindful, and increasing self awareness and self confidence.

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