I'm a therapist and consultant who works with gifted adults and older adolescents (age 16+) struggling with neurodiversity and mental health issues. My clinical work as a therapist is limited to Colorado residents as per the rules for my licensed social worker credential.
Based on Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration, my consulting work is not the same as a psychotherapeutic relationship, but some people prefer this relationship with different boundaries. If you're in Colorado, you can choose to work with me in either capacity, and we can discuss the differences and what each would look like for you.
Don't let my emphasis on giftedness be a deterrent. Even if you haven't been formally identified as gifted, if my work resonates with you, this is where you should be. Have you always felt like your intelligence was not appreciated because of other issues such as ADHD, anxiety, autism, etc.? You could be twice-exceptional (2e), which means possessing both advanced cognitive abilities and significant challenges. I can only speculate about how many 2e people don't realize that this term applies to them. When I first learned about 2e, it felt like my life finally made sense.
I speak openly about giftedness and mental illness because we need more spaces where we can share our experiences without judgment and stigma. The numbers are not on our side—most people do not know what it's like to be on the bell curve's right tail. But for those of us who have a qualitatively different experience of reality due to our cognitive abilities, the world can feel like a lonely place. I'm here to help, and part of helping is to introduce you to the broader gifted community and places where you might find communion with others.
My practice is highly individualized to the person and their situation. Before committing to work with me, I recommend that we schedule a consultation where we can discuss the issues you're dealing with and your goals.
My clinical work is grounded in Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration, Roberto Assagioli's psychosynthesis, and relational-cultural theory (RCT). Together, these perspectives provide a foundation of concepts and tools that are useful for personal emotional growth and inner transformation.
I work with people who are feeling stuck, dealing with addiction, and experiencing life so intensely that it is overwhelming. I also work with people who are dealing with spiritual emergence and struggling to orient themselves in everyday reality.
Fees and Payments
I do not work with insurance companies at all, and therefore, counseling and consulting services are provided on a self-pay basis. I work on a sliding scale because I am committed to helping people regardless of their financial means.
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All of my work is currently via video (telehealth), and I'm not planning to see clients in-person again until the pandemic is under control. For therapy sessions, I use doxy.me, which is HIPAA compliant, and for consulting sessions, I use Zoom or Skype. I'm not bound by the 9-5 world, and so I am willing to meet during evenings or weekends if necessary.