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Parent Consultation

Do you want to feel more confident supporting your gifted or twice-exceptional kid?

My parent consultation services are specifically designed for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional kids and teens. The parent consultation process is highly personalized and tailored to your needs and goals.

 

Parent consultation is different than therapy - parent consultation is a short-term, targeted service designed to address specific parenting questions, problems, or challenges. The overall purpose of parent consultation is to improve your confidence parenting your child.

 

My parent consultation services offer parenting support from a gifted/twice-exceptional lens. During consultation, I help you clarify your concerns, consider new possibilities, and refine your parenting approach to better fit your particular child. I share guiding principles for raising your gifted or twice-exceptional child as well as practical tips and strategies you can try right away. 

Parent consultation is also an excellent option for parents who want more help but aren't sure where to start.  During consultation I can offer guidance about which services or changes to prioritize, how to find a good fit for school or therapy, and when additional assessment is warranted.

I particularly enjoy helping parents navigate:

  • A recent diagnosis of ADHD, autism, or a learning disability

  • Intensity and big feelings

  • Anxiety and perfectionism

  • Underachievement, low motivation, or dislike of school

  • School concerns, home-school communication, and school advocacy

  • Parenting challenges specific to twice-exceptional kids and teens

  • Questions about whether their child may be twice-exceptional

My approach and background

I am passionate about improving the lives of gifted and twice-exceptional children and teens by helping their parents and educators understand them and support their strengths and needs. During consultation, I use a strengths-based lens and I draw on my knowledge about giftedness, twice-exceptionality, child development, mental health, parenting, education, and motivation.  

 

You can learn more about my experience and approach here, and you can learn more about my research background here.  

Is consultation a good fit for you?

Consultation is a good fit if:

  • You would like support with one or more challenges or questions about raising your gifted or twice-exceptional child. These can be general, such as "How can I understand my child's twice-exceptionality?" or specific, such as "How can we make transitions less stressful?" "What can we do to reduce emotional meltdowns?" or "Should we consider a different school?"

  • You know or suspect that your child is gifted or twice-exceptional (gifted and autistic or gifted with ADHD, a learning disability, or a mental health diagnosis)

  • You would like to learn more about how giftedness or twice-exceptionality affect your child

  • You are ready to learn and try new strategies at home or school

  • You are curious about your child and different approaches to parenting

 

Parents can benefit from parent consultation services whether or not their child is in individual therapy. My parent consultation services add a unique gifted/twice-exceptional perspective that can complement your family's work with other providers.  After your first consultation meeting, I can consult with up to three other providers at no additional charge to help coordinate care and share insights from a gifted/twice-exceptional lens.

During consultation, I will provide appropriate referrals and information if I believe you or your child would benefit from individual therapy or family therapy services.

Fees & logistics

Consultation services are not covered by insurance. My consultation fee is $225/hour.  Each consultation meeting is one hour.  Records review, report writing, and school consultation are billed at $225/hour in 15-minute increments.  Professional consultation with other therapists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, or similar are available at no additional cost.

All parent consultations are conducted via a secure telehealth platform. Parents can share evaluations or other documentation via a secure client portal.

Think consultation might be a good fit or want to learn more?  Schedule a free initial 20-minute phone call with me to discuss your situation and whether consultation might be a good fit.