Discover your sensitive superpowers and unfold into who you've always been...but have yet to become.

Finally! After all these years, you've found the description that fits you perfectly! 

"Highly Sensitive Person". 

Seems simple enough ... how did you miss this for so long? :)

Probably because HSPs have so many paradoxical traits!

You love deep relationships, but people also exhaust you! You are attracted to stimulating places, but as soon as you go, you become overstimulated and need to leave. You feel emotions strongly, but sometimes too strongly!

Welcome to the messy, beautiful journey of being a HSP! I've been waiting for you to join me...   

Who am I?

I am the founder of GrowthQuests,

Dr. Katie T. Larson, PhD

Wife. Mother. Educator. Scientist. Mentor. Consultant. Author. Researcher. Storyteller. Coach.  

I've been many things in life, but I can separate these all into two distinct eras: Before and After discovering what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). 

I've always had a dynamic life: filled with courageous adventures, beautiful relationships, and a rich inner-world. But I've also been plagued by (seemingly disconnected) challenges like hating clothing-tags, getting startled easily, or becoming exhausted after staff meetings.

When I discovered I was a HSP, suddenly everything made sense! The same sensitivity that made me cry happy tears at beautiful sunsets made me cry sad tears at the slightest criticism. The same love of deep conversations also brings me deep depressions. Heightened sensitivity can feel like a gift wrapped in barbed wire... painful, but strangely gratifying.  

It was through self-compassionate exploration and embodied practices that I came to truly embrace my Sensitivity. I'm no longer ashamed of my challenges, (I still have them -- as will you!) but instead feel unapologetically proud of my Sensitive superpowers and use them to balance everything.

... and I want you to feel that way too.  


Who do I work with?  

I work with consciously curious men and women who identify as Empathic or a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

Never labeled yourself that way? You likely:


  • Feel the world deeply, your emotions strongly, and your thoughts intensely

  • Can pick up on the subtle energies/emotions of people, animals, and even places​

  • Have felt misunderstood for much of your life -- including by yourself!

  • Are curious and attracted to meaningful, purpose-driven pursuits

  • Might describe yourself as intuitive, clairvoyant, or gifted  

Still on the fence about being a HSP? Take this Quiz!


How do you benefit from working with me?  

Most importantly you will finally feel understood. 

Being Highly Sensitive can feel like a string of misunderstandings, loneliness, or even fears of being "crazy". You're not crazy, you've been given a backpack full of useful gifts that society has told you are useless, so you've ignored the tools, but still carried the heavy bag. 

I'm here to tell you it's time to unzip the bag and start using your gifts! The superpowers of Sensitivity are too good to be ignored, and I won't let you carry that heavy bag without playing with what's inside first!  (PS, I have an actual FREE tool-kit for you!)

After working with me, you will:


  • Learn how to create healthy boundaries and have the courage to use them

  • Find what grounds, recharges, and inspires you after an overstimulating or exhausting day

  • Build mutually-rewarding relationships with friends and family without burning out

  • Re-frame your core wounds, hurts, and traumas through the lens of being Sensitive in order to begin your healing journey 

  • Embody the "Big Shoes" of HSP's historical names: "Healer", "Storyteller", "Artist", "Philosopher", and "Priest" to live a more meaningful, purpose-filled life

And you will stop apologizing for being Highly Sensitive because you won't be sorry anymore. 



What do my clients say?  


Why am I called to this work?  

Like many HSPs, I am endlessly curious, which led me to exciting careers as a scientist, educator, author, and consultant all over the world. Somewhere between chasing monkeys in the Borneo jungle and teaching students high in the Andes, I stumbled upon my real passion: inner journey-work.  

This led me to mentors and deeper studies, including a PhD in Transformative Learning and a Depth Coach certification. But really it's being born a HSP and Intuitive Empath that has given me priceless personal insight into the Sensitive Journey we HSPs take while living in a less sensitive world.  

As I continue to write about HSPs for my book, "The Sensitive Journey" I am called to help others come out of hiding, discover their superpowers, authentically express their deep feelings, and unapologetically embrace their Sensitive Self.


I weave together a unique, holistic experience for you that brings about immense personal Growth. My approach is interdisciplinary and no two Quests are alike. Sure we talk, but you also gain embodied practices and tools like my signature Growth-Play (which are based on modern scientific research, ancient wisdom, esoteric principles, multi-cultural spiritual practices, and more!). 

Don't worry, HSP -- I promise you won't get overstimulated! Because I'm an educator and a coach, I take into account where you are now and what you'd like your journey to look like going forward and craft the perfect traveling kit for you! 

You need to know I only take a handful of clients because I practice what I preach and embody my own healthy boundaries with work. I make sure that I have just enough energy available to hold space for you to unfold into the perfectly messy version of your true Self. 

How do I work best?  

3 session


Embrace all of you on this holistic journey of self-discovery. Grow into who you've always meant to become.

90 minute


Efficient and perfect for ambitious seekers who just need a quick push in the direction of Growth. 


Why is it time to write your own story?

Where can You begin? 

Click on one (or ALL!) of these FREE downloadable Self-Discovery Kits to learn more about yourself and how to begin your personal journey. 


How to connect: 

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Let's try each other on for size! With this 30 minute complimentary coaching call you can share what you want and feel if we are a good fit!