Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Regional HSP Resources: Texas

Every now and then I like to take a moment to pause and highlight a few resources for HSPs. Today, I am going to take a more local/regional focus, once again-- turning to the great state of Texas. HSP resources are few and far between, in some areas, but I shall endeavor to update this post periodically, to include any new and noteworthy listings

As an irrelevant side note, I lived in Texas for about 20-odd years and helped set up the very first HSP meetup group in the state, in Austin. Although that group no longer exists, here are some resources for Texas HSPs:

Texas Support & Social Groups for HSPs:

The Texas HSP Group is a statewide online discussion group. It is part of the YahooGroups network, and has been around since December 2007 when it was started as a replacement for the previous Texas HSP group, which shut down in late 2005.

The Texas HSP group is a "closed" (moderated membership) email group which can also be viewed as an online message board by members only. Although most members are from the major cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, it does have members spread across the state. Discussions focus on pretty much any and all topics relating to living as an HSP.

In addition to the forum email list, the group also has its own informative web site, with some basic information about the group, and the HSP trait.

Counselors, Coaches & Therapists who Work with HSPs:

Austin, TX: Heather Davies, LCSW. Works with empaths & Highly Sensitive people.

Southlake, TX (near Dallas- Ft. Worth): Expressive Counseling-- Elizabeth Kupferman. Works especially with Highly Sensitive women.

Other Services:

Sugar Land, TX (Houston): Dr. Shelena Lalji-- integrative medicine and wellness. A fairly large office and spa; familiarity with working with highly sensitive persons.

Note: The above information is provided purely as a service to other HSPs, and DOES NOT constitute any kind of "endorsement of the people, groups or services listed!


  1. I am looking for a some counseling in the Houston, Tx area. Must be inside the loop or in the Southeast Houston area. Does anyone have a recommendation? I have gone through some marriage counseling, and recently started reading The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron, and I really identify with it.

    This is all new to me, but I am convinced that I am an HSP and would prefer a therapist who appreciates this personality trait as inane.

  2. I suggest that you look into the Spectrum Center of Houston: Best of luck to you!

  3. Very goody information. Midtown Psychiatry and TMS Center at Houston, TX has Certified Psychiatrist for Adolescents provides a comprehensive clinical program with a full clinical care, including inpatient, day treatment, outpatient, consultation-liaison, and emergency psychiatric services.

  4. Hi, I'm looking for some counseling in San Antonio, TX. I would a prefer a therapist with knowledge of HSPs. Any recommendations for me? thank you.


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