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Welcome to my website, a healing haven and information hub for highly sensitive people (HSPs), introverts, LGBTQIA2S+ community members, and their loved ones.

"I appreciate you providing guidance without forcing your personal opinion on me. I've never had a therapist like you before."
- Former Client
I can't thank you enough for helping our son. He has been SO much better since he started seeing you. You've made a world of a difference in his life."
- Parent of Former Client
"Elizabeth is an amazing person! I love being around her because she is kind, compassionate and generous. She's always willing to listen and gives thoughtful and constructive input. As a fellow small-business owner and healer, her passion for helping uplifts and inspires me. I can't recommend her enough!"
- Kelly Bryant, KB Barbell Training
"You provided a calm and safe place for me to express my deepest emotional thoughts. You are wise beyond your years!"
- Former Client
"She's got this warm 'n' wonderful 'put-you-right-at-ease' energy."
- Nicole Bonsol
Write Brave
"Walking in, I felt panicked and terrified of the unknown. Walking out, I feel grounded and stable. I know there are battles yet to come, but with your thoughtful suggestions and recommendations, I am properly equipped to face life's challenges."
- Former Client
"I am so grateful to have Elizabeth to refer clients to. She is warm, kind, intelligent, clear thinking, caring and has a great sense of humor. She is one of the most skilled therapists I know, and any client would be lucky to have her!"
- Jesse Whittle-Utter
East Bay Therapy

 

You might be a highly sensitive person (HSP) or an introvert if…

People say you don’t talk enough or tell you you’re too sensitive. You are easily overstimulated by loud noises, crowds, temperature changes, multitasking, and strong smells. Anxiety plagues you. You feel stressed and too busy all the time. It seems like you’re always sick. You need time alone yet you feel lonely. You don’t know what you want or how to ask for it. You have unexpected episodes of anger or crying because you’re so overwhelmed. You soothe the pain by overindulging. You don’t feel understood.

But don’t forget that being sensitive and/or quiet is a gift:

You’re intuitive. Kind. Openhearted. You value genuine, honest relationships with a few close people. Personal growth and reflection are important to you. You love others and think deeply. You’re conscientious and generous. You look for beauty in the mundane. You thrive when you’re in your element.

You don’t need to “toughen up” to feel better!

These capacities already lie within you; through our work together, you can access them:

You are a complex, interesting person, proud of your dynamic inner life. You’re content on most days and know how to survive the difficult ones. You prioritize what needs to be done and let go of the rest. You seek help when it feels too hard to do it alone.

You can truly be ok with yourself, the ups and downs of everyday life.

You will show others that your needs are important, practicing self-respect and encouraging them to do the same. You embrace yourself: mistakes, flaws, everything.

You will intrigue others with your empowerment. You’ll find yourself surrounded with people who genuinely treasure you. They will recognize that you have a unique gift.

With patience, persistence, and the right tools, I know this is possible for you. I don’t just think it; I know it.

About Me

I am a clinical health psychologist, a mind mender, an empath, and a sensitive person whisperer. I’m an HSP and an introvert who learned self-acceptance and daily energy management through my own personal healing.

With me as your guide, we will explore your past, present, and future so you can live easier today. We will find meaning in your pain and shine a brighter light on joy and peace.

You will discover that your complex inner life (all of it!) makes you who you are, and the person you are is lovable. Period.

You deserve to know the fascinating, awe-inspiring parts of yourself. You deserve to be accepted and cherished. Most of all, you deserve to feel better. Starting now.

For more information about me, click here.

Emphasis on Diversity

Neither HSPs nor introverted people fit neatly into a box. They are as diverse as it gets, which I value.

I work with a wide range of highly sensitive and/or introverted people, including:

  • HSP and introverted teens and their family members
  • Parents who are HSPs or introverts themselves
  • HSPs and introverts with anxiety and depression
  • HSPs and introverts suffering from chronic illness such as cancer, HIV, and autoimmune disorders
  • HSPs and introverts in committed romantic relationships, including monogamous, polyamorous, and asexual partnerships
  • All sexual orientations and gender identities, including LGBTQ+, kink, and BDSM community members
  • People from various religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Disabled and able-bodied individuals

What’s Next?

Schedule your free consultation today by clicking I’m Ready. This 15 minute conversation can be your first small step toward sustainable change.

Pleasanton Counselor, Psychologist, Mental Health

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