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Counseling For Bright Individuals

Counseling For Bright Individuals

Including Teens and Adults Identified as Gifted


“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
– Albert Einstein

Supporting incredibly bright individuals navigating through the common emotional intensities correlating with intense brightness is a joy of my clinical work. Often I find that really smart clients can be unaware of how their emotional intensities, deep sensitivities, existential funks and depressive and anxiety symptoms correlate with intellectual brightness. A little education about this reality is often quite validating for my clients. I delight in educating really smart people about their quirks and deep sensitivities!

In addition to providing individual clinical counseling for high-achieving, incredibly bright clients ranging widely in age, I’ve learned that very often these individuals struggle silently, impaired with a sense of imposture syndrome or perfectionism.

In addition to providing counseling for these individuals, I’ve facilitated psycho-educational groups for college students within this special population.

I’ve been a member of national network known as Serving the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), local SENG support groups, the Kansas Association for the Gifted, Talented and Creative, and I regularly participate in local and state continuing education opportunities for this population. I’m a lifelong learner and continually sharing with clients new findings about their greatest challenges.

Your Worth isn’t Contingent on Achievement. It’s emotionally healthy to try new tasks and fail.


9401 Indian Creek Pkwy
Building 40, Suite 520
Overland Park KS 66210
1201 North Second Street
Atchison, KS 66002

jschmidt@jsresiliencetherapy.com
913.578.8077

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