Asynchronous development is common in gifted children. Giftedness can go hand in hand with uneven development in skills and heightened sensitivity. This is challenging for families, and teachers don't always know how to best support a child's individual needs. Children become frustrated and need extra support to flourish.
The transition to adolescence and young adulthood is difficult for everyone, but gifted youth face unique challenges. They may be at higher risk for social-emotional difficulties. Academics, sports, peers, dating, critical tests, college applications, adjusting to living on campus, first job... life becomes overwhelming, and adolescents need direction. It is easy to get off course during this critical time. Ensure they have the support and skills they need to pursue their goals.
Adulting is complex, and the challenges of being a gifted adult aren't always recognized. Work, family, social... finding life balance is exhausting, and responsibility can be overwhelming. Learning to balance, regulate and rejuvenate is essential. Self-growth and support may be the path you need.
GrowthINsight Counseling offers cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral health counseling, attention and focus training, and consultation services for ages 16+.
Currently, we are not accepting new clients under the age of 16 for individual psychotherapy or psychiatric diagnostic evaluation. However, younger children identified as gifted can benefit from support at GrowthINsight Counseling through parent counseling and consultation services. If seeking treatment for a diagnosed mental health disorder in a child under the age of sixteen, please check with your pediatrician for a referral.
For more information, please complete the request for services form, and someone will contact you to discuss further what services are available.
Please be aware that Christy Pulsford uses telehealth, including but not limited to phone, email and text. By scheduling an appointment, using the client portal, or contacting Christy Pulsford, you consent to receive information from Christy Pulsford and GrowthINsight Counseling LLC via email, phone, and text. This includes but isn't limited to email replies, appointment reminders, scheduling instructions, and delivery of forms and consents.