Gifted

Counseling for the Gifted in Denver

My area of clinical focus centers around 15-25-year-0lds of superior intellectual intelligence. I have watched profoundly gifted people grow and develop, engage conflict and transition, navigate trauma and crisis. I have seen how they are in

Over the decades, I have watched profoundly gifted people grow and develop, engage conflict and transition, navigate trauma and crisis. I have seen how they are in relationship with each other, with themselves, and with the world.

Giftedness can be better described as a set of traits rather than a list of achievements. These traits have more to do with capacity than accomplishment and do not guarantee success or an easy life.  In fact, sometimes these traits can lead to great difficulty. Some define giftedness as asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive ability and heightened intensity combine to create an inner experience and awareness that are different from the norm.

Intellectual giftedness is an intellectual ability significantly higher than average. This makes gifted teens and adults, by definition, outliers.

The average shoe size for American males is 10.5. Some people have larger feet, some people have smaller feet, and then, there are some who wear size 16. A size 16 foot does not fit well in a size 10.5 shoe.

The world in which we live caters more to the average than to the outlier. Whereas someone with larger than normal feet can find a specialty shoe, finding a world that fits for the gifted can be a bit more challenging. Let’s work together to find a better fit.