The issue of therapy and counseling often comes up with HSPs. Hereunder the question of how to choose a suitable person from the Helping Professions. As HSPs we do tend to have certain needs that must be met when working with a mental health professional, and often these needs are not the same as "everyone else's."
I came across this article on the Huffington Post web site, written by Elaine Aron on the topic of "How to Find a Good Therapist." I thought this might be useful, especially since it was written by an HSP who is a practicing clinician:
Elaine Aron on How to Find a Good Therapist
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Elaine Aron on "How to Find a Good Therapist"
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Thank you for sharing this. I am an HSP (extremely overstimulated) searching for a therapist. And the mean responses that I have gotten so far from therapists has been shocking! I am asking them if they are experienced with or open to working with HSPs. They tell me its "not a real thing", "can't be diagnosed", and one therapist was so mean to me, and scoffed and laughed as he said "so you're highly sensitive? how is believing that working out for you?" Just so discouraging...ReplyDelete