Are You Struggling With Highly Sensitive Person?

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There’s not an official diagnosis for a highly sensitive person. But many mental health professionals recognize common traits in these people. These traits include emotional sensitivity (empathy, responsiveness), overstimulation in the company of other people, sensitivity to subtleties, and an increased depth in processing. The hallmark of a highly sensitive person is that they become overstimulated in busy environments. This response can lead to emotional or physical fatigue after interacting with people.

Available Treatment Options

Counseling interventions for highly sensitive people involve developing coping mechanisms that ensure the person has enough downtime, alone time, and self-care, so they don’t become overwhelmed and stressed, as that can lead to other chronic conditions. Therapists make space for highly sensitive people to process their emotions related to their experiences so they can understand themselves better.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Highly Sensitive Person

Rachel Khints LMHC


New Jersey

My approach is holistic and integrative. Whether you seek therapy as part of your self-care hygiene or are working toward specific goals, I provide a person centered container for this work. I am experienced in treating a variety of problem areas including trauma, coping challenges, grief and relationship difficulties. I am also specialized in treating individuals with and affected by addiction.
I assist those whose anxiety takes over at the worst possible moments and you have no idea how to calm down or make it stop. I walk along side those whose depression, negative self talk, and low self-esteem has taken their life from them but can’t pinpoint the cause or “why”. I take a direct but compassionate solution-focused approach to assist you in reaching your goals.

Kate Dufek



I am a trauma-informed relational psychotherapist for adults and young adults in Washington state. I work with those who are hard on themselves, folks who feel stuck, the overwhelmed and burnt out, exhausted perfectionists and people pleasers. Many of my clients are folks in their 20’s and 30’s navigating seasons of change, who seek out weekly therapy as a place to explore the depths and emotio...

Katherine Mahan, LPC, NCC



I am a licensed professional counselor with a decade of post-graduate clinical experience. I’m also a human being who’s living in this beautiful, challenging world, just like you. My strengths as a clinician include forging strong relationships with my clients and providing them with various resources to help them better understand themselves and the world.

Chelsea Kuehl, MA, LMFT, CATC-IV

Los Angeles


Chelsea utilizes evidenced based practices to teach clients the skills to more fully engage in their life.  As part of this, Chelsea works with clients to balance acceptance and change.  Balancing acceptance and change assists clients to navigate facts of their lives while working to problem solve areas where change is desired.  As part of this, there is a focus on becoming more skillful in emo...