What is an Empath?

  • Maybe you always know how other people feel?
  • Maybe you feel uncomfortable in large crowds and need alone time?
  • Maybe you carry everybody’s pain as if it was your own?

Maybe you’re an Empath?

Definition of an Empath

Empaths are  emotionally sensitive people who sponge up the emotions of others.

We feel what they feel.

Help for Impaired Empaths©

I Can Feel Your Pain : How To Cope With Life As An Empath

Are you an Impaired Empath©?
Overwhelmed by the feelings of others?
Trying to understand who you really are?

Then Read this book! Initially published in 2007, this self-help program walks you through the most common empath challenges and provide concrete instructions on how to vanquish them. Wondering if empaths are “real”? Take a deep dive into the science supporting the Empath Experience ©.

The FREE Empath Survival Program

Feeling overwhelmed? Get relief RIGHT NOW!  Refined over 10 years of experience, get your head above the water with these 7 life-saving techniques.

Join Elise’s Empath Community

Founded in 2007, the Empath Community is the best place to get support from other Empaths. We recently moved from a public forum to a private Facebook group to respect your privacy.

What kind of Empath am I?

Impaired Empaths© are easily overwhelmed— especially in crowded venues or when people are upset. They feel like the weight of the world is on their shoulders and can suffer from physical symptoms like exhaustion, headaches, and depression.

Balanced Empaths can control the flow of emotions they pick up from others so it doesn’t overwhelm them. They have developed successful coping mechanisms as well as appropriate outlets for their skills.

Professional Empaths are able to sort out and interpret complex emotional information accurately.  They can use their skills as part of their career or provide readings to clients.

Am I an Empath?   Take the quiz!


  • You can “guess”  how other people feel
  • People want to confide in you and tell you their problems
  • You’re very sensitive (others might say “too” sensitive)


  • You feel drained or tired when interacting with people
  • You are overwhelmed or emotionally activated in crowds (parties, malls, funerals)
  • You feel the urge to help people who are suffering
  • You have random mood swings (angry, sad, scared) that are unrelated to what’s happening in your life.

Disclaimer: Some side effects are similar to serious mental health issues. Contact a physician if you have questions about your health. The contents of this web site do not constitute diagnostic or treatment.

Hi, my name is Elise!

elise lebeau the left brain intuitive | professional intuitive

I know it sounds crazy.  I know you’re thinking this can’t possibly be true.  But my own experience over the last 15 years has taught me this:

  • If I ignore it, I feel depressed and overwhelmed.
  • If I embrace it, I feel at peace and receive confirmations that it is accurate

That’s what makes it “real” for me… So no matter how crazy it sounds, I will keep writing about this topic because wow, I really could have used this kind of help when I started out on this journey!

I have talked with thousands of empaths and witnessed that “ah-ah” moment when all the pieces come together:  they finally understand what’s really happening to them and it all makes sense!  I love that moment…

Still feel lost, stuck or confused?  Get clarity with an Intuitive Reading or a Coaching Session.