HSP, or Highly Sensitive Person, is not an actual mental health diagnosis, but rather a group of characteristics (or personality traits) that describe a person who is more sensitive than "normal" to social, environmental and/or internal stimuli. HSP has been considered to be related to Sensory Processing Disorder.
A person with HSP may experience: - very strong emotions - difficulty letting go of past hurts - taking things personally - negative self-talk - anger or exhaustion in relationships - need for time alone; introverted - 'overthinking' - feeling socially awkward - difficulty receiving criticism - strong desire for justice - anxiety, worry (often about things beyond the individual's control) - avoiding news, horror films and other negative media - aversion to lights, noise, crowds, smells
FCCS is directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, California LMFT 102308. Oklahoma LMFT 1153. North Carolina LMFT 2143.
We provide therapy for various trauma issues including absent parent, parent in prison, violence, witnessing violence, domestic violence, tragedy, murder,, witness to murder, grief, loss,, death, friend killed, violence in neighborhood, fear, first responder, vicarious trauma, nightmares, panic.