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What “Giftedness” Is (And What It Isn’t)

Elevate Counseling: What is giftedness

As a psychotherapist who specializes in Giftedness, I can attest to the confusion that abounds regarding the term.  I’m not just speaking to parents of gifted children, but gifted adults as well. Being gifted in a specific area can certainly make some things easier (oh to be able to actually understand those IKEA building instructions…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Elevate Counseling: Supporting Kids and Teens Mental Health In The Greater Phoenix Area

Here’s What We’ve Been Reading To Support Your Family’s Mental Health I’ve yet to meet anyone who says that they’d love to return to their middle school years.  The awkward time of fighting for independence, while searching for acceptance is a lot to handle.  It’s even more difficult if you find yourself “on the outs”…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Supporting Your Tween In Middle School

Elevate Counseling middle school is hard

The middle school years can be treacherous for tweens. Some studies show that if you ask a middle schooler, they’ll report changes in their friend group on average, every two weeks! These shifting sands, coupled with shifting hormones, means parents need advice. This month, I’m weighing in on this topic on the North Phoenix Mom’s Blog.…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Elevate Counseling: Supporting Kids and Teens Mental Health In The Greater Phoenix Area

Here’s some of what we’ve been reading at Elevate to support your family’s mental health! School can feel like a high-pressure, high-stakes game. Here’s what you can do, as a parent, to help promote LEARNING, GROWTH, & BALANCE with the young scholars in your home. (New York Times) When you learn to accept that being…

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