Gifted and Twice-Exceptional
Raise your hand if have ever thought of saying, or have said, or heard others say to your child something like:
“Don’t be so dramatic! “
”Why are you so sensitive?”
”Stop taking it so seriously!”
”There’s no need to overreact!”
If you answered yes, your child might be a Gifted Superfeeler (I am writing this as it relates to what you might be experiencing with your child—but it might also apply to you as well. Giftedness is hereditary).
As kids mature, they will experience shifts in their thinking, mood and behavioral patterns. Many young people need help dealing with school stress, social relationships, family problems, communication and managing their emotions. This often happens when people become “stuck” in a pattern of thinking and/or behavior.
Therapy can help children/adolescents and their parents better understand these patterns and learn behavioral and emotional skills and strategies to improve their ability to successfully navigate these areas of their lives.
There are predictable ranges of cognitive, emotional and social growth that occur within the context of normal development. During these periods of growth, it can be difficult to know which changes reflect normal development (i.e. a “phase”) or if they might be signs and symptoms of a mental health disorder. Part of the initial phase of treatment will be to assess whether the problems fit within the range of normal development, and what kinds of services might be most beneficial.
Mile High Mental Health offers specialized, strength-based child and adolescent treatment with a strong evidence base for maximum effectiveness in helping your child and family.