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Highly Sensitive Person

 Our mission is to confront mental health stigma through education, coaching and advocacy thus helping our clients and their families understand the origins of their emotional sensitivity and unlock the door to successfully turning sensitivity into their super power so they experience more happiness, connection in their relationships and mastery of the art of living with intention when your wiring is more highly tuned that most.

Are you highly sensitive?

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  • You don’t feel like your family, friends, or co-workers have had a similar life experience. They might make you feel inadequate or—even if well intended—offer you unhelpful advice about what you need.
  • You feel at a loss with how to proceed and often live with chronic anxiety.
  • The cost of treatments, hospitalizations, medications and legal interventions is astronomical
  • You are struggling… unable to complete school, suffering verbal abuse by a family member, stealing money or possessions, or racking up credit card debt.
  • You don’t know how to believe or explain to others that your behavior is due to a combination of biological, social, and psychological factors that are exacerbated by your chronically invalidating environment and your internal experiences.
  • You may have experienced suicidal thoughts.
  • Your parent or other loved one expresses shame, guilt, isolation, financial stress, anger, and sadness.

Lisa your experience, respect, and kindness have made me a new person. I use DBT skills every day now. Thank you.

“Lisa has taught me life skills that have changed my thinking and behaviors in ALL areas of my life. She has helped me through some of the most painful experiences in my life. She holds me accountable for my actions by teaching me several skills to get through them. The most valuable aspect of our relationship is she doesn’t judge me but rather guides me through learning about myself in order to grow.”

Katie M.

, Client

How would it feel if you could...

  • Improve your relationship with your loved ones.
  • Build your confidence in how you respond to and manage difficult situations.
  • Gain mastery over stressors that impede you from experiencing quality of life.
  • Learn and be able to speak to the science behind your BPD/HSP diagnosis.
  • Feel connected and supported by a qualified professional who never wants you to feel alone.
  • Experience a transformative moment of hope that results in a sense of safety and being understood—often in our very first meeting.

Learn how to

Confront BPD + HSP Stigma


Understand the Science

Access to the science behind emotion sensitivity and how to apply it right away. What to say, when to say it, and how to use body language to improve communication and your chances for being heard.

Identify Barriers

Recognize roadblocks or barriers within yourself that may interfere with being effective.

Strategies and Techniques

Tons of different strategies, tips, tools and techniques, including how to avoid making an already-unpleasant situation worse.

Mindset Transformation

A variety of opportunities for connection instead of isolation, an experience of pride vs. shame, and a sense of calm confidence in yourself to replace fear and insecurity that in turn transform your state of mind from one of defeat to one of wisdom and hope.

Cope Ahead Plan

Create a solid plan that allows you to cope ahead for difficult situations like holidays, hospitalizations, threats, etc.

Relationship Improvements

Discover how mindfulness provides a path to improved wellbeing, trust, and connection in your relationships. Learn the steps you need to take to repair and even rebuild damaged relationships.

“The best part of my experience is that I have moved myself from hanging onto therapy as a crutch to get through the troubling relationships in my life to living my life on my own terms and being able to manage the uncomfortable feelings that arise in the normal course of life.”

Mamie K.

, Client

Not quite sure yet?

The definition of a highly sensitive person is someone who experiences acute physical, mental, or emotional responses to stimuli. This can include external stimuli, like your surroundings and the people you’re with, or internal stimuli, like your own thoughts, emotions and realizations. While everyone feels sensitive at times, and everyone reacts to stimuli to some degree, being a highly sensitive person means you experience a much greater response — so much so that it can seem overwhelming. Many highly sensitive people need to excuse themselves from high-stimulus environments, often having a “refuge” where they can be alone and “ground” their reactions. If you’re still unsure, take the assessment.

While there is no guarantee, DBT tools and strategies have been shown to be the MOST effective approach, acknowledging that nothing is perfect. 

If you feel you’ve become suicidal, call 9-1-1.

Additional resources and information:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK (8255), or via chat platform

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741

Why Are Young Americans Killing Themselves? New York Times

I understand how frustrating and exhausting it can be to keep trying things that don’t work. DBT is an evidence-based treatment that has been studied and replicated multiple times over the years, showing it to be the most effective skillset for improving emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

There is no such thing as perfection. You don’t have to get it right every time. Any successful interaction is a win for everybody. We’re about progress, not perfection. Perfection has never kept families together—in fact, it can be harmful. 

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