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About

Who I See

I am happy to talk with anyone on the phone or in person on a consulting basis, but am afraid I must charge an hourly fee for doing so. My fee is $300/hour. Often, I can provide valuable advice that can help families focus on what is most important in such consultations. I am also happy to review prior testing and help families understand what it means and whether it provides a complete and accurate picture.

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

  • Students who are clearly 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, autism/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. I do not work with students who have significant developmental delays as I know more about students with 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).

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