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 neurodiversity-affirming gifted/twice-exceptional lens. This means that I'll help you understand how your child's giftedness or twice-exceptionality are related to your parenting questions or concerns, and I'll offer strategies and approaches that will help you work with your child's natural strengths while supporting the things that are challenging for them.
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.
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 "Should I be doing something different now that I know my child is twice-exceptional?" 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 are ready to learn and try new strategies at home or school. I will offer you specific strategies to try, but we can only refine and personalize the strategies if you're interested in trying them at home to see how they feel.
You are curious about your child and different approaches to parenting. Traditional approaches to parenting often don't work for gifted and twice-exceptional kids, so you'll get more out of the consultation process if you're open to less traditional, more neurodiversity-affirming approaches to parenting.
You have tried other approaches and supports with limited success, and you'd like ideas from someone who understand gifted/2e kids like yours. I have a ton of personal, professional, and research experience with giftedness and twice-exceptionality. I've supported these kids and their families as a teacher, therapist, coach, assessment provider, and school consultation. You can learn more about my background here and my research here. I'd love to help you with new ideas!
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.
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.
If you're looking for a more in-depth learning experience or would like to connect with other parents raising gifted/twice-exceptional kids, you might be interested in my group coaching program through my coaching company, The Gifted Learning Lab. For some parents, this is a better fit than therapy or consultation. Please note that coaching is not a psychological service such as therapy or consultation, and coaching is not a licensed activity.
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 other professionals 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.
Once you schedule a consultation using the link below, I will send you a detailed questionnaire to complete so I can learn about your child and your goals for consultation before we meet.