Giftedness

Headstart offers psychological assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults who have areas of giftedness.

Our psychologists understand the challenges often faced by gifted individuals, including anxiety, perfectionism, depression, and feeling different from peers.  We can assist the gifted individual in embracing areas of strength while building additional skills/insights to help gifted individuals to flourish. We also understand that gifted individuals can often experience a range of skill levels in different areas. For example, it is not uncommon for gifted individuals to experience specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, in contrast to having extraordinary skills in their area(s) of giftedness. Headstart psychologists offer psycho-educational assessments to gain a specific understanding of the individual’s ability profile.  We can also provide assistance to parents and schools in supporting gifted individuals to flourish.