Who I See

I work with students and the families of children, adolescents and young adults seeking guidance in nurturing learning. The students I see have a range of profiles that include, but are not limited to:

  • Students who are bright yet are experiencing unexpected difficulty with some aspect of learning
  • Students who are intellectually gifted (or may be) and thus require appropriately challenging experiences, as well as a focus on the development of the whole child
  • Students who are twice-exceptional (or may be). Such students are bright or gifted, yet also have a learning weakness or disability, ADHD, executive function weakness, Asperger’s, or some other impediment to learning
  • Students who have a learning disability or disabilities and whose families seek guidance on developing strengths and interests while simultaneously addressing areas of challenge.
  • Students who have lost enthusiasm for school and would benefit from a learning plan that focuses on developing motivation through interests and strengths

I typically do not see pre-school age children as I do not do assessments for kindergarten application purposes. I do not work with students who have significant developmental delays as my expertise is strongest with students of above average ability. I do not do therapy or work with students whose primary issues are emotional or behavioral (e.g. depression, mood disorder, behavioral dysregulation). However I do work with students who have social, emotional and/or behavioral problems that are secondary to or co-morbid with their exceptional learning profile (e.g. anxiety secondary to school struggles or ADHD). If I cannot help a family who approaches me, I do my best to refer to top professionals in the right specialty.

Although I am located in New York city I see clients from around the country and internationally. Clinicians with expertise in bright students are not very common, so families often need to travel  to obtain the kind of specialized and knowledgeable help I provide.