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“…It’s finding that place within you that’s all about love… Love for yourself: your mistakes, your failures, your successes, your persnicketiness, your idealism, your sensitivities, your overexcitabilities, your obsessions, your perfectionism, your loneliness, and your bad hair days…”
“It all started in first grade when you eagerly finished the entire workbook in one night. You thought your teacher would be pleased. She was not pleased. You were told to sit and color the pictures and WAIT until the other first graders caught up with you…”
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I specialize in counseling gifted adults in Oregon and consulting with gifted adults and with parents of gifted children internationally. My focus is on helping parents understand and assist their gifted children with schooling, emotions, sensitivities, perfectionism, existential depression, anxiety and more. I help adults rediscover their inner strength and creativity, appreciate their intensities and sensitivities, and understand the implications and challenges of being gifted.
You will meet clients with whom I have worked in my counseling practice over the last 25 years. Some entered therapy to examine the roots of their depression, despair, or anxiety. Others wanted to understand their frustrations with relationships, schooling, or career paths. Many experienced trauma in childhood. All of them felt the pressures, pleasures, and peculiarities of living inside the highly intense and complicated rainforest mind.