“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
— Rene Descartes
Intelligence has its Advantages
However, if you have a child who is gifted you know that it's not always easy. Gifted children often have certain senstivities, also known as overexcitabilities that are related to their talents in many ways and as we grow into adults they don't necessarily go away. Many creatives are more vulnerable to mental health issues like anxiety and depression, which are often brought on by stress. Counseling can help you manage these symptoms letting you make the most of your intelligence and creative process.
If you are parenting a child who is not meeting their full potential
How can gifted children in St. Louis benefit from therapy?
It may come as a surprise to some, but if you are gifted or have a gifted child, school and work can be difficult. Gifted persons often experience a range of symptoms like distractibility, perfectionism, anxiety, difficulty in social situations and depression. Stress can keep you from operating at your highest potential and interfere with your creative process.
SYMPTOMS OF GIFTED CHILDREN TO LOOK FOR:
Poor Social Skills
Poor Self Esteem
THESE SYMPTOMS OFTEN GET MISDIAGNOSED AS:
AD/HD or Attention Deficit Disorder
Bipolar Disorder or Manic Depression
Aspergers or Autism Spectrum
OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Maybe your child's brain just works differently.
People are often concerned that medications will effect their thinking and performance, Psychotherapy provides a safe and effective alternative that actually supports intellectual development and creative process.
We spend so much money on products to treat our symptoms, tutoring, weight loss, organization, self-help books, etc.
Psychotherapy has the potential to actually change your brain and create new ways of thinking and being.