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Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

Feb 5, 2019


Episode 017 Part I


Conversations with a Non-Binary HSP Therapist


Dara Hoffman-Fox


Dara talks about being non-binary, and the challenges with the use of language and pronouns that many non-binary persons encounter.  We discuss topics that include defining “transgender,” as well as what it’s like to go through what feels like the “wrong” puberty, which can be one of the more challenging aspects of the experience of being transgender. Dara also talks about the distinction between sexual orientation and gender identity; defines “cisgender,” and why using a person’s pronouns are important. I also talk about my concern and worry about wanting to use the “right” language, and having to think SO hard because I want to be respectful, because it takes a lot of concentration to use new language.


DARA HOFFMAN-FOX, LPC, is a queer-identified gender therapist in private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. As a subject-matter expert on transgender and nonbinary issues, Dara is the creator of the "Conversations with a Gender Therapist" YouTube channel as well as the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller YOU AND YOUR GENDER IDENTITY: A GUIDE TO DISCOVERY. Dara's goal is to get as much education, resources, and support out there as possible to the trans and gender-questioning persons of the world. Through the magic of the internet Dara is am able to do this through their Conversations with a Gender Therapist YouTube channel and Facebook page, media and podcast interviews, and the content you’ll find on their website, found at



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 Trans-Affirming Therapists Academy:


An in-depth article about the "do's and don'ts" of trans-sensitive language.

Dr. Elaine Aron’s website—

HSP Self-test--

HSP Child self-test--

Introversion, Extroversion and the Highly Sensitive Person by Jaquelyn Strickland, LPC--

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