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Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT Psychotherapist, horse whisperer, advocate for the highly sensitive

Alane Freund (Lic. #36077) has helped adults, youth, and families focus on solutions through psychotherapy and consultation for three decades in the mental health field. An International Consultant on High Sensitivity (ICHS), working closely with Dr. Elaine Aron, Ms. Freund has developed and implemented programs for highly sensitive people (HSPs), children, families, and the clinicians who serve them.

She also holds masters' degrees in clinical psychology and school counseling and specializes in family therapy and education with and about highly sensitive people and LGBTQ+ families. A skilled facilitator and therapist, an HSP herself, and the parent of a highly sensitive young man, she teaches workshops, offers consultation, and leads groups and retreats, including the HSPs & Horses™ retreats at Heart and Mind Equine in Northern California, with Dr. Aron.

Ms. Freund is an instructor at Kripalu Center in Massachusetts and 1440 Multiversity in California. She also teaches at the California Institute for Psychotherapy and the California Institute of Integral Studies. She can be reached for consultation or referrals through her website,

Current Program


Upcoming Program

Personal Growth
Highly Sensitive People
June 5 - 7, 2020
Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams? Is time alone as essential as air? Do others call you shy or overly sensitive? If yes, you might be a highly sensitive person (HSP). Twenty percent of us are HSPs—deeply conscientious and intuitive, but also easily overstimulated and more affected by trauma. Join Elaine N. Aron and Alane Freund as they guide you in the scientific research, life-changing wisdom, and tailored strategies to both reduce daily stresses and maximize your inherent gifts.

Past Program