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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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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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Struggling To Catch Your Breath?

Coping with stress

The Toll Of Physical Stress And Emotional Stress “Brian” my “running buddy” (you may think differently when you hear my story), helps me demonstrate a good lesson about coping with stress in this video!   My takeaways for you today:  Coping skills are to cope. You can’t avoid problems altogether, but it does make it…

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