Therapists & Coaches

Specializing in HSP/Empath Support

A note to the parents of sensitive children

Over the past year, I have been contacted by parents asking for support for their child or for guidance in helping their child navigate the challenges of their sensitivity. Finding counselors, doctors and coaches who are trained or experienced in sensitivity can be a challenge, so I hope this directory makes the path to your family's wellness a bit easier. Please note that I have not worked with these individuals, nor do I personally endorse them. This list has been compiled solely for your convenience.

If you are a mental health professional trained to work with HSP clients and would like to be added to this directory, please submit your information on this form. Thank you.

What's the difference between a psychologist, therapist, counselor and coach?

Although each state/province can have their own regulations, the main distinction between them comes down to education, training and their approach or style of therapy. Some professionals have specialties, which are usually declared on their profile or website. All those listed in this directory have training or experience with the sensitive trait or empath challenges (and most are HSPs themselves).

How will I know who is right for my child?

This is a common question. Mostly, parents are wanting to find someone who is knowledgeable and experienced with HSP/empath traits. While this directory will help with that, I encourage you to invite your child to participate in the selection process. If you are able to find more than one professional who meets your needs "on paper", then schedule a phone consultation so you and your child can get a better feeling of what they're like.

I might also suggest having 2 or 3 questions prepared for the phone consult. Perhaps it would help to know if the person is also an HSP/empath, or what type of approach they take (talk therapy, behavioral therapy, holistic/alternative).

Once the therapy/counseling/coaching has begun, it's good to allow a few sessions to build rapport, establish trust, and find 'the groove'.

How long should it take before my child feels better?

The good news is... it can happen at any time. Yet as with any health goal, even when you reach it, it takes work to stay there. That's why it's more effective if the "goal" is based on the behavior (EX: enjoying nature and socializing) rather than the results of the behavior (being happy).

What else can I do to help my child?

Working together as a family can be a positive influence, yet remember that the most effective growth and development happens when it comes from the child themselves. Sometimes the best help you can give is to say 'I'm here if you need me.' And then listen when they're ready to talk. You may or may not always understand what they are saying or feeling. And while you want to solve their problems, ease their hurt and make it all better, LISTENING actually does that.

The other thing you can do to help your child is to take care of yourself. Be an example to them of self-care and self-love. You will also find in this directory a number of professionals, including myself, who work with the parents of HSP/empaths. Their guidance can help you stay healthy and strong as you help your child do the same.

The abbreviations listed for each professional indicate the following:

HST - Has passed additional training for the sensitive personality trait and is competent in knowing the differences between personality trait-related issues and overlapping mental health problems.
PAR - Experienced in working with parents of sensitive kids.
PHN - Works with clients in person and over the telephone.
SPI - Understands and works with spiritual growth and development.
VID
- Works with clients in person and using video technology.
YTH - Experienced in working with some ages under 18.

State regulations vary, but usually only allow licensed psychologists, therapists and counselors to work from within their state and the client must be a state resident.

Alabama

Lisa Philippart, LPC
The Healing Arts Center, 523 Fountain Row, Huntsville, AL 35806
256-326-0909 | urlifematters@hotmail.com | urlifematters.net
HST, PHN, SPI, VID

Arizona

Carol Ramsay-Scott, LCSW
16540 East Pecos Road, Gilbert, Arizona 85295 
480-420-104|chandlergilbertcounseling@gmail.com|chandlergilbertcounseling.com
HST, YTH

Justine Blythe Porges, LCSW, ICF Certified Coach
Arizona (Colorado & Connecticut)
203-613-6243 | justineblytheporges@gmail.com | justineblytheporges.com
HST, VID, SPI, YTH

California

Angela Albert, MA, MFT
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323-776-3556 | AngelaAlbertmft@gmail.com​ | angelaalberttherapy.com
PAR

Sharon Beck, LCSW
215 E. Daily Drive, Suite 12, Camarillo, CA  91320
805-603-0722 | office@sharonlbecklcsw.com
HST, SPI, VID, YTH

Julie Bjelland, MA
2222 Second Street, Suite 14, Livermore, CA 94550
925-264-9638  |  julie@juliebjelland.com  |  juliebjelland.com
HST, PAR, VID

Elizabeth Butler, PsyD
4713 1st Street #254 , Pleasanton, CA 94566
925-393-0063|drbutler@pleasantonpsychologist.com | pleasantonpsychologist.com
HST, PAR, PHN, VID, YTH

Hannah Caratti, LMFT
4560 Concord Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
707-494-7470  | hcaratti2@gmail.com |  counselingyogameditation.com
HST, PHN

Amanda Cassil, PhD
547 S Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
626-765-1635   |  drcassil@DrAmandaCassil.com |  DrAmandaCassil.com
HST

Helen E Chadd, PhD, MA, LMFT
11573 Los Osos Valley Road, Suite H, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
805-387-3569 | helen@helenchadd.com | helenchadd.com
HST, SPI,YTH

Laurie Chandler, MA
416 Fair Oaks Street, Suite 414A, San Francisco, CA 94110
415 562-7768  | chandlerdepthpsych@gmail.com |  chandlerdepthpsych.com
HST, SPI

Hal Childs, PhD
204 Clement St, San Francisco CA 94118
415-573-2469  | halchilds@gmail.comhalchilds.com
HST, SPI, VID

Gloria Dahlquist, MA
1000 Quail St., Suite 135, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-244-3674  | gloria.dahlquist@gmail.com |  gloriadahlquist.com
HST, SPI, VID

Sandra Dupont, MFT
1247 7th Street, Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310 951-5678  | sandra@sandradupontmft.com |  sandradupont.com
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, YTH

Nicolette Gonzalez, MFT Associate
18075 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 132, Encino, CA
818-268-8920  | nkgonzalez23@gmail.com |  theartofbeing.net
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, YTH

Kathleen Greiner, MA
231 Old Bernal Avenue, Suite 5A, Pleasanton, CA 94566
925-726-3023 | kgreinermft@gmail.com | kathleengreiner.com
HST, VID, YTH

Ivy Griffin, LMFT, Director
Thrive Therapy & Counseling 1614 X Street, Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95818
916-287-3430
ivy@thrivetherapyandcounseling.com | thrivetherapyandcounseling.com
HST, PAR, PHN, VID, YTH

Jessica Hernandez, MA, LMFT
3033 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 8, San Jose, CA 95128
555 Middlefield Rd. , Suite 206, Palo Alto,  CA 94301
650 691-5157|  Holistic.Therapy.LMFT@gmail.com | HolisticTherapyLMFT.com
HST, PAR, SPI, VID, YTH

Karie Thulon Klim, MA, LMFT, CBS
3558 Round Barn Blvd, Suite 200, Room 234, Santa Rosa, CA  95403
707-888-0106 | Karie@karieklim.com | karieklim.com
HST, YTH

Jennifer J. Klugman, MA, LMFT
345 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 
760-450-7540  |  jklugman21@cox.net
HST

Saralee Kramer, MA, LMFT
741 Garden View Court, Suite 205, Encinitas, CA   92024
2122 El Camino Real, Suite 203, Oceanside, CA  92154
858-353-5510
saralee@saraleekramercounseling.com saraleekramercounseling.com
HST, PAR, SPI, VID

Gary Linker, Ph.D
1187 Coast Village Road, #10-G, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-969-7084  |  garylinker@cox.net |  garylinkerphd.com
HST, PAR, VID

Jennifer McCarthy, RN, LMFT
WellSpace
3344 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92103
619-733-7053  |  jennifermccarthymft@gmail.com    |  jennifermccarthymft.com
HST, PAR, SPI, VID, YTH

Patricia Rose, MA, LMFT
2627 J Street, Box 220, Sacramento, CA 95816
916-492-7852 | patriciarose2620@gmail.com | Psychology Today Profile
HST, SPI, YTH

Stefanie Rosen, Psy. D., MFT
2277 Townsgate Road, Suite 200, Westlake Village, CA 91362
818-292-0331  |  StefanieRosen@mac.com  |  westlakevillagetherapist.com
HST, SPI, VID, YTH

Lynne Sgambati, LMFT
1821 Catalina Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707 (North Berkeley near top of Solano Ave.)
510-520-3340  | lynnesg@gmail.com |  lynnesgambati.com
HST, SPI

Devona Snook, MFT
1801 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94109
582 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
415-820-3202| d@embodiedtherapy.com embodiedtherapy.com
HST

Alice E. Shannon, MFT
P.O. Box 2780, McKinleyville, CA 95519
707-823-1716 | alieshannon@gmail.com |  aliceshannon.com
HST, PAR, PHN, VID, YTH

Jill Solomon-Hardie, MA, MFT
8271 Melrose Avenue, Suite 202, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-647-5126| jillsolomonmft@gmail.com |  jillsolomonmft.com
HST, PAR, PHN, VID, YTH

Colorado

Sharon M Barnes MSSW, LCSW
8089 S Lincoln St, Littleton, CO 80122, USA
Sharon@TherapistForSensitiveAndGifted.com |TherapistForSensitiveAndGifted.com  
HST, PAR, SPI, VID, YTH 

Edith D Johnston PhD LPC
How To Life Consultants, LLC  PO Box 301, Delta, CO 81416
edith@howtoinlife.com  |  howtoinlife.com   
PHN, SPI, VID, YTH (14-18+)

Brooke Nielsen, MA, LMFT
100 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 12, Boulder CO, 80302
858-876-5043  | nielsentherapy@gmail.com  | nielsentherapy.com
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

Scott F. Olds, Registered Psychotherapist
10960 W. 65th Way, Arvada, Colorado 80004
(303) 817-8369 | Scott@springsnewhope.com | springsnewhope.com
HST, SPI, VID, YTH

Vicki L Quarles, LCSW
954 North Street, #204,  Boulder,  CO  80304
908 Main Street, Suite 280, Louisville, CO 80027
720-363-0840 | vicki@calmlifecounseling.com | calmlifecounseling.com
HST, PAR

Arianna Smith, MA, LPC
Quiet Moon Counseling – 5912 S. Cody Street, Suite 301, Littleton, CO 80123
720-772-7413 | arianna@quietmooncounseling.com | quietmooncounseling.com
HST, SPI, VID, YTH

Connecticut

Misty Ginicola, PhD, LPC
672 W. Main Street, West Haven, CT 06516
203-339-1062|walkinbalancecounseling@gmail.com|walkinbalancecounseling.com
HST, SPI, VID, YTH

Florida

Robin Leigh, LCSW, MSW, MA, MFA
Tampa, Florida 
813 297-5627  |  social.worker42@yahoo.com | leighcounseling.weebly.com
HST, YTH

Georgia

Brandon Santan, PhD LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor
Located in TN. Licensed in TN and GA. 
423 834-7209  |  email@drbrandonsantan.com | drbrandonsantan.com
HST, PAR, PHN, VID

Danielle Smith, LMFT
410 East Taylor St. Suite L-3, Griffin, GA 30223
(470) 771-6566 | DanielleSmith@hipaamail.net | daniellesmiththerapyservices.com
HST, PAR, SPI, VID

Hawaii

Judy Johnson, LCSW (also licensed in California)
Malama I Ka Ole Center, 76-5914 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI  96725
619-735-7447 |  singingsw@gmail.comHighlySensitiveTherapy.com 
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

The abbreviations listed for each professional indicate the following:

HST - Has passed additional training for the sensitive personality trait and is competent in knowing the differences between personality trait-related issues and overlapping mental health problems.
PAR - Experienced in working with parents of sensitive kids.
PHN - Works with clients in person and over the telephone.
SPI - Understands and works with spiritual growth and development.
VID
- Works with clients in person and using video technology.
YTH - Experienced in working with some ages under 18.

State regulations vary, but usually only allow licensed psychologists, therapists and counselors to work from within their state and the client must be a state resident.

Idaho

Jillian Winters, MA, LCPC
1524 W. Hays Street, Suite 201, Boise, Idaho 83702
208-971-1220 | jillian@jillianwinters.com | jillianwinters.com
HST

Illinois

Candy Crawford, MSW LCSW
2100 Manchester Rd. St. 920, Wheaton, IL 60187
630.991-6200  |  candycrawfordlcsw.com
HST, SPI, YTH

Corinne Kalat, MS, LCPC
One Westbrook Corporate Center, #300, Westchester, IL 60154
630.263-8888  |  crkalat@aol.com | Profile
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI

Emily Pagone, MS, LPC
1300 Iroquois Avenue, Suite 160, Naperville, IL 60563
630-590-9522 x7  | EPagone@napervillecounseling.com |  napervillecounseling.com
PAR, PHN, SPI, YTH

Kansas

Sarah Schroer, LSCSW
Overland Park, KS
913- 669-1805  |  sarah@transforming-care.com  | transforming-care.com
HST, PAR, SPI, VID, YTH

Maine

Sara Camolli,
Five County Building, 95 Park St., Suite 201, Lewiston, ME 04240
207-344-7271  |  scamolliladc@gmail.com
HST, PAR, YTH

Mary Duggan, LCSW
12 Berkeley Street Portland, Maine 04103
207 541-9004  |  dugganlcsw@gmail.com
HST, PAR, SPI, VID, YTH

Saré Gebhardt, MA, LCPC
95 Park Street, Ste 201, Lewiston, Maine 04240
207-784-3811  |  sare@healingartstherapy.org | healingartstherapy.org
HST, PAR, VID, YTH

Melanie Mauro, LCSW, MSW, Coach
999 Forest Ave Unit 6, Portland, Maine 04107
207-650-4218  |  melanie@mastermindcounseling.com | website
HST, PAR, SPI, YTH

Rick Woodcock, LCSW, CCS
Fresh Start Counseling, 333 Lincoln St., Ste. 102, Saco, ME  04072
1-888-342-8764  |  woodcockre6@aim.com | freshstartcounseling.me
HST, PAR, SPI, YTH

Maryland

Kat Mahone, LCPC
115 Annapolis Street, Annapolis, MD  21401
410-280-1140 | katmahone@gmail.com | katmahone.com
HST, SPI, VID

Lucrezia Mangione, MA, NCC, LCPC, DCEP, CHTP/I, CMT
8555 16th Street, Suite 402, Silver Spring, MD 20910
802-578-3700  |  hhservice@handcraftedhealth.net  | handcrafted-health.com
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

Marcia J McKinley, JD, PhD, NCC, LCPC (Maryland), LPC (Virginia), DCC
13240 Executive Park Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874
703-713-2442 |  DrMarciaJMcKinley@gmail.com | DrMarciaJMcKinley.com
HST, PAR, PHN, VID, YTH

Samantha Rodman, PhD
6131 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda MD 20852
(707) 520-4347 | samantharodman@gmail.com | drsamantharodman.com
HST

Bonnie Triantafillos, LCSW-C
626 Trail Avenue  Frederick, MD 21701
301-524-0296  |  bonnie@rootingthroughgrief.com | rootingthroughgrief.com 
HST, PAR, SPI, VID, YTH

Bethany Womack, LCPC
611 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
240-621-0906 | mail@bethanywomack.com  | bethanywomack.com
HST, YTH

Michigan

Ulla Frederiksen, MA, LLP
The Sundance Center – 6181 122nd Avenue, Fenville, MI 49408
269-226-2400 | ulla@sundancecenter.net | sundancecenter.net
HST, SPI, VID, YTH (and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy)

Minnesota

Lindsay Hildreth, LAMFT
118 Chestnut Street E.,  Stillwater, MN 55082
651-600-6204
counseling@theheartwoodplace.com | heartwoodholisticcounseling.com
HST, SPI, VID, YTH

New Jersey

Marina Brink, LPC
140 S. Broadway #7, Pitman, NJ 08071
844-365-7676 ext. 810  | marinabrinkLPC@gmail.com | Profile
HST, SPI, YTH

Debra Ann Del Sardo
Self Empowered Kids - Serving New Jersey
732-239-8672  | Selfempoweredkids80.@gmail.com | selfempoweredkids.com
YTH

New Mexico

Stacie Ivey, MS, CCC-SLP
Albuquerque, NM
505-400-1785 | stacie@stacieivey.comstacieivey.com
HST, VID, SPI, YTH

New York

Carolyn Ezrin, LMHC, NCC
16 East 41st Street, Suite 3D, New York, NY 10017
917-648-9224 | cezrin.therapy@gmail.com | carolynezrin.com
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

Jean Fitzpatrick, MA, LP
35 East 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 (Between Park and Madison)
914-941-6478 |  jean@therapistnyc.com |  therapistnyc.com
HST, PAR, SPI, VID

Allison Lefkowitz, MA, LMFT
271 Madison Avenue, Suite 708, New York, NY 10016 (Mon, Tues, Thurs)
11 Hanover Square, 27th Floor – Suite C, New York, NY 10007 (Wed, Fri)
212-500-0370 | allisonlefkowitz@icloud.com  | midtownmft.com
HST, PAR, SPI, VID

North Carolina

Sandra Clifton, M.Ed, PCC, ET/P
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
347-394-4209  |  sandra@cliftoncorner.com  |  sensitivestudents.com
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

Rafia Rebeck, MA, LPC
Durham, NC
303-578-9867 | rafiarebeck@gmail.com | joyfulbalancecounseling.com
HST, PAR, SPI, VID

Laura Torres, MA, LPC
201 Charlotte Street, Ashville, NC 28801
828-772-0158|  lauraktorres@gmail.com | lauratorrescounseling.com 
HST, PAR, SPI

Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Venart, MEd, NCC, LPC
The Resiliency Center | 1811 Bethlehem Pike, Suite 212-213, Flourtown, PA 19031
215 233-2002 |  elizabeth@elizabethvenart.com | elizabethvenart.com
HST, VID, YTH

Texas

Jennifer Bilbrey, MA, LPC
8500 Shoal Creek Blvd, Ste 114, Austin, TX 78757
512 669-0395 | jbilbreycounseling@gmail.com | jenniferbilbrey.com
HST

Maggie Butler, LPC - Intern, NCC
Supervised by: Beth Coles, LPC-S, #61349

1702 N. Collins Blvd. Ste. 190 Richardson, TX 75080
704-576-3419 | maggie.counseling@gmail.com  | empowered-counseling.com
HST, YTH

Beth Dawson, LMSW
1702 N. Collins Blvd. #190, Richardson, TX 75080
469-771-7660 | bdawsoncounseling@gmail.com | empowered-counseling.com
HST

Saro Helpinstill, MA, LPC, LMFT
5806 Mesa Drive, Suite 305, Austin, TX 78731
512 826-4842  |  saro@sarohelpinstill.com  |  sarohelpinstill.com
HST

Angelis Iglesias, PCC, MCPC, CAC, CRCS
P.O. Box 500111, Austin, TX 78727
512-777-1634 | ai@angelisiglesias.com 
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

Christina Shroyer, MS, LMFT
3707 E Highway 290 Dripping Springs, TX 78620
512-829-1183 | christina@leafonthewindcounseling.com | leafonthewindcounseling.com
HST, PAR, SPI, YTH

Nicole Vykoukal, LCSW
701 Morrow Street, Austin, TX 78757
512-413-3648  |  psychotherapy@nicolevykoukal.com | nicolevykoukal.com
HST, SPI, VID, YTH

Virginia

Marcia J McKinley, JD, PhD, NCC, LCPC (Maryland), LPC (Virginia), DCC
512 Herndon Parkway, Suite F, Herndon, VA 20170
703-713-2442 |  DrMarciaJMcKinley@gmail.com | DrMarciaJMcKinley.com
HST, PAR, PHN, VID, YTH

Washington

Stephanie Eldringhoff, MA, LMFT, D.CEP
1611 116th Avenue NE #212, Bellevue, WA 98004
425-681-1170 | stephanieeldringhoff@earthlink.net | stephanieeldringhoff.com
HST, PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

Wisconsin

Erin Olson, MEd, MS, LPC-IT, NCC
Flourish Counseling Milwaukee – 2321 E. Capital Dr., Shorewood, WI 53211
414-377-0504  erin@flourishcounselingmilwaukee.com | flourishcounselingmilwaukee.com
HST, PAR, SPI, VID, YTH

Please note that because certified coaches are NOT licensed by the state, you are free to work with a coach in any region. Coaches are also more likely to offer video or phone sessions. The abbreviations below will help you determine which services they offer.

Canada

Coming soon...

Norway

Lian Kirksæther - DNCF, ICF and Health Coach & NLP MasterTherapist
Oslo, Norway
+47 95204744 | lian@liank.no | https://liank.no/
HST, PHN, VID

U.K.

Rosemary Graham, Transformational Life Coach
Rhyd Y Wennol, Login, West Wales, Sa34 0td Uk
01437 563881 | rosemary.graham7@virgin.net | thelifeawakeningcoach.weebly.com
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

United States

Sandra Bershad, Intuitive Mentor & Transformational Coach
Colorado| sandie.bershad@gmail.com | sandiebershad.com
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

Michelle Cole, Kids Life Skills Coach
Atlanta, GA | michelle@bebravebeyou.org |bebravebeyou.org
PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

Yvonne Czarniak, Advanced Energy Medicine Practitioner
847-650-8744 | yvonne@chiblessings.com | chiblessings.com
PHN, SPI, VID, YTH

Melissa Stamps, Intuitive Life Coach
201-865-3823 | info@colorpriestess.com| chiblessings.com
HST, PHN, SPI

Bonnie Thompson Coaching
919-726-2023 |cappcoach@earthlink.net | bonniethompsoncoaching.com
HST, PAR, PHN, SPI, VID