You Are the Parents of A Gifted Child?
At this point, if you are looking for a therapist who works with Gifted children, you have some intuition about your answer. You may have the tests to prove giftedness or as the parent, you may just know.
You love your gifted child. You are excited to see what their giftedness brings to your family and their future. Some days, though, you start to wonder if you are providing the kind of parenting they really need.
After school, homework feels like a chore to both of you…a chore that is never done, even though your child is such a smart kid.
Let’s paint a picture…..
You are worn out and have nothing left to give.
Your world is full of discarded shoes and half-done homework.
Being the parent that teachers run from is no fun at all!
You cannot see how your child is gifted when they lack basic common sense.
Your child out-thinks your every response before it comes out of your mouth.
You feel strongly responsible for preparing your gifted child for the world, yet you don’t know how.
You are full of fears, misconceptions, anxieties, and doubts.
The parenting you learned from your parents is just not cutting it!
Is My Child Really Gifted?
The intensity of our family life just seemed normal to me. I could handle it. After all, I was a child and family psychotherapist. I just did what I know how to do. They all survived.
Maybe I could have done better?
What if I had more support?
If I had understood how being gifted was connected to our struggles, maybe things would have been easier?
I work intensely with you as parents, to understand the unique behaviors and emotions of your gifted child. Left unchecked, the social and emotional life of gifted children can sabotage a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem and wreak havoc on family life.
I help parents learn how to use giftedness to strengthen social and emotional relationships, to help children thrive in the world and bring peace to the home.
We will work on strengthening nurturing relationships between you and your gifted child, as we tackle over-excitabilities and family conflicts. I use a trust-based parenting model which focuses on compassion, attachment, and understanding, including healthy limit setting.
Most importantly, I involve everyone in the family! I do not treat children in isolation because I believe the family is the solution.
Check out the possibility for In-Home Family Therapy, for a convenient option for busy families.
Together, we will explore the complicated feelings that come to families with gifted children, establish workable routines and schedules that take the unique needs of your family into consideration.
We will focus on using the strengths of your families to solve problems, improve communication skills and establish rituals and traditions that support a healthy family culture. Being gifted deserves to be celebrated.
Click here, to contact me via email, or feel free to give me a call at (626) 755-4059. I offer a FREE 20-minute, Initial Phone Consultation.
Helping families feel connected is at the core of my Family Therapy practice. Should you feel like your family might benefit from family counseling to increase your family connections and decrease family conflicts with a gifted child in the home, you have come to the right place!
I meet just with parents in my Arcadia office for the first session. I want to make sure we have a good fit before you introduce me to your children.
I provide an In-Home Family Therapy (Home-Based Family Counseling) option to Pasadena, Glendale and Arcadia, California, as well as the surrounding areas of the San Gabriel Valley.
LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy is a core value of my practice.
My style shines through in my blog, Connected Family Fun, LA., where I share ways to have fun with the family while making deeper connections.