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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 Worcester, the suburbs of Worcester, other nearby places such as Waltham, Marlborough, or anywhere else in Massachusetts, 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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Sarah Aftab
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Collaborate so you can heal and grow by learning to reconnect with your mind, body & surroundings, love & trust yourself, prioritize your needs, recover from people-pleasing & perfectionism, set boundaries & accept that nothing is wrong with you.


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Collaborate so you can heal and grow by learning to reconnect with your mind, body & surroundings, love & trust yourself, prioritize your needs, recover from people-pleasing & perfectionism, set boundaries & accept that nothing is wrong with you.

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My practice is mindfulness-based with a holistic approach: nurturing your mind, body, spirit, & being present with yourself & the world around you. We may explore your childhood, relationships & difficult experiences to help you learn about yourself.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
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  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Worth
  • Trauma
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Will Dempsey
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We will work collaboratively to address the thoughts and feelings that you are facing right now. I will teach you how to get control over your body and thoughts. Then we can address themes, which are impacting you emotionally and often physically.


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We will work collaboratively to address the thoughts and feelings that you are facing right now. I will teach you how to get control over your body and thoughts. Then we can address themes, which are impacting you emotionally and often physically.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with adults across the age span, including college students. My practice includes shorter-term solution-based therapy, longer-term insight based therapy and focused work regarding gender/sexuality issues (identity, transition, coming out).

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  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Generalized Anxiety
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  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Stress Management
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Daisha Roberts
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build the tools and skills for you to heal and create a life beyond your trauma.


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build the tools and skills for you to heal and create a life beyond your trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe everyone should get to live a life of peace and stability. Healing takes courage and a willingness to try new things. If you’re someone who wants to try, but maybe you’re not sure if therapy will work for you, then I’d love to meet you.

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  • Anxiety
  • Child Abuse
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Oppression
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Hannah Shulman
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If you would like to learn various stress management techniques for everyday life, curious about the mindfulness practice, or would like a safe space to answer the question, "what does relaxation feel like for me?”, I am here to help!


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If you would like to learn various stress management techniques for everyday life, curious about the mindfulness practice, or would like a safe space to answer the question, "what does relaxation feel like for me?”, I am here to help!

Something to know about my approach is:

Through my 8-week stress management courses, I use mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), strength- based approaches, & positive psychology to empower you to better control stress.

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Lauren Martino
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Explore patterns and consider what changes feel necessary. Manage pervasive symptoms that impact daily functioning. Work towards improved mental health while taking into account all aspects of wellness.


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Explore patterns and consider what changes feel necessary. Manage pervasive symptoms that impact daily functioning. Work towards improved mental health while taking into account all aspects of wellness.

Something to know about my approach is:

It is important that those I work with feel safe, guided, and able to share openly at their own therapeutic pace. I use a strengths-based approach along with evidenced based practices. I promote mindfulness and self reflection.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship Patterns
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adults
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