It is estimated that 50% of the clients we see in therapy are Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs). Why is this important for therapists to know this? Is being a Highly Sensitive Person really a thing?
Whether you are working with your own self-harming- or self-destructive- behaviors, or with a client’s, it is imperative to validate that the self-harm has a function. Although it may seem contradictory, it is protective in nature. Honoring that the behaviors are protective is an essential step toward healing.