September 12, 2019

Sharon Chan, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist talks about some of the traits, gifts, and challenges for the highly sensitive male/boy. This information was taken from Elaine Aron's book, "The Highly Sensitive Person" (2006) and "The Strong Sensitive Boy" ( 2010)...

December 19, 2018

**I will preface by saying that this information is generalized and some traits may apply to some and some not with others**

Let me start by explaining traits of a highly sensitive person.

 A highly sensitive person is usually:

  • Quick to pick up on needs/emotions of ot...

December 16, 2018

Everyone experiences stress. With a healthy dose of it, in a short period of time stress can help people to perform more optimally. For example stress at a basketball game or during finals week can push us to achieve. Stress can give us that push to act, perform, and m...

September 19, 2018

I've always had such mixed feelings about being Asian American. I don't know about you but mental health was not really understood or talked about growing up. I am not here to look down upon the Asian culture ( I am too Asian) but I am here to point out how the va...

May 31, 2018

Is Your Child  Highly Sensitive? 

These are a few characteristics that Elaine Aron a research psychologist has used to describe the highly sensitive child (2002). 

  • Startles easily

  • Learns better from gentle correction than strong punishment.

  • A...

April 20, 2018

Many people seek therapy because of a loss in their life. Grief is a universal and  yet a profoundly individual experience. I personally have lost people and I know we as human beings will lose someone in our life span. I've heard the words "heart broken", "frozen", "n...

April 4, 2018

We all have negative thoughts about ourselves and certain thoughts can bring us down and cause doubt or a great amount of fear. It is completely normal when we do something wrong that we feel guilty, embarrassed or some type of remorse. Doubt can be a natural feeling w...

March 21, 2018

Interviewer: Hi Sharon, thank you so much for letting me interview you. It’s wonderful to know there is support for highly sensitive people in the Orange County, CA area. I hope this can help spread awareness, as well as let people know their unique circumstances are r...

February 27, 2018

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person?

You are easily overwhelmed. You pick up on information more than others, and you feel so deeply for the world around you. The arts and visual stimulation probably move you very much as well.

At a young age, people might have called you...

February 23, 2018

Does your child/teen have difficulty concentrating in school, turning in work, and gets distracted very easily? Maybe he/she has a hard time completing tasks will multi-steps and needs to be reminded over and over again.  Or maybe your child/teen is doing fine in schoo...

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