Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

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Find out if you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) if you meet at least 6 of these traits...
The following are common characteristics of highly sensitive people:
·Very aware and affected by noise, sight, sound, taste, touch or smell.
·Must have a quiet corner to recharge when feeling stressed out or overwhelmed.
·Are very creative.
·Are deeply concerned about the condition of the earth.
·Care greatly about the suffering of other living beings.
·Have a strong sense of right and wrong and work tirelessly to bring about justice.
·Are very conscientious, hard working, organized and meticulous, but may become uncomfortable and less efficient or productive when being watched or scrutinized.
·Enjoy simplicity and may become overwhelmed by chaos, clutter, or stress.
·Get a sense of comfort and well being when close to nature.
·Have a deep, rich, inner life, are very spiritual, and have vivid dreams.
·Are very intuitive and can usually sense if something is wrong.
·Have frequently been told "you are too sensitive or take things too personally."
·Were considered quiet, introverted, timid, or shy as a child.
How you will benefit from working with Dr. Zarrabian
As a Highly Sensitive person myself, I have come to recognize that we live in a culture where sensitivity and being gifted are not well understood nor respected. For me, as it may be the case for many of you, it has always been a challenge to go out into the world to work and socialize. Although we are equipped with a wonderful gift, it is often difficult to bring it out into a world that does not readily recognize its value. As a result, I have worked hard at creating a practice that is specific to the needs of highly sensitive and gifted individuals.    
Some of the other benefits of working with Dr. Zarrabian include:
*Learning more about the needs of being sensitive and gifted.
*Gaining better tools to work and communicate more effectively with individuals who not highly sensitive 
*Building buffers or becoming more resilient when dealing with stressful people or situations.  
*Finding relationships that are more fulfilling, long lasting and loving.
*Finding a meaningful career with a higher purpose and mission.
How Highly Sensitive people benefit from Transpersonal Counseling
Transpersonal Counseling incorporates Spiritual, Mystical and Shamanic experiences in its frame work. If you are interested in exploring or talking about difficulty in relationships, work or school while incorporating your spiritual practices or beliefs into your sessions, or are interested in learning about applying spiritual ideals and values into your day to day life, then Transpersonal Counseling will be the right fit for you.
Dr. Zarrabian integrates and weaves her background in psychology, spirituality and body work to counsel individuals, couples, and families to communicate better at home, work and school. Her approach with highly sensitive clients addresses their sensitivities to the environment as well as teaches them long term productive strategies on how to find a fulfilling life. Once particular sensitivities are discovered and dealt with, the individual becomes free from stress and is able to open up to new possibilities in life.
How Highly Sensitive People Benefit From Shamanic Counseling
Shamanic Counseling is a spiritual form of counseling that follows the methods of Shamanism. Shamanism is an ancient practice of indigenous people for contacting and utilizing an ordinarily hidden reality to acquire knowledge and healing for one self and others. Shamanic Counseling is a system developed to help people solve life problems and become personally empowered. If you are interested in exploring or talking about a current issue in your life while consulting ancestral or spiritual guides, dreams, visions, vision quests or inner journeys then shamanic counseling may be the right direction for you.
How Highly Sensitive People Benefit from Therapeutic Touch
Therapeutic Touch is a form of healing that uses a practice called "laying on of hands" to correct or balance energy fields. The word "touch" is misleading because physical touch is generally not involved. Instead, the hands hover over the body. Therapeutic Touch is based on the theory that the body, mind, and emotions work together to form a healthy system. According to Therapeutic Touch, health is an indication of a balanced energy field, and illness represents imbalance. Studies suggest that Therapeutic Touch can help to heal wounds, reduce pain, and promote relaxation. If you are suffering from chronic body pain, digestive problems or migraine headaches and have been to conventional doctors without finding relief then you may benefit from Therapeutic Touch.
How Highly Sensitive People Benefit from Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness is a practice of becoming aware of physical sensations, thoughts and emotions while they are happening in the moment. Sensations, emotions and thoughts are viewed and examined in detail, from a third party point of view, with no attempt being made to deny, block, or distract from them. This process allows the individual to become more familiar with all the mental chatter and to eventually release them. If you are dealing with stress, negative self talk, hypertension, hyperactivity, depression, anxiety, fear, anger, worry or low self-esteem, mindfulness meditation can be a very helpful intervention.
Reasons to enter therapy: If you are struggling with your personal life, work or relationships, or are seeking a deeper more meaningful spiritual practice, then this is a good time to seek counseling. For an initial consultation please email Dr. Zarrabian at ellie@centeronpeace.com to set up an appt.

Dr. Ellie Zarrabian Reaches

West Los Angeles CA