GIFTED THERAPY SEARCH & ADVOCACY

FINDING A GIFTED-SPECIFIC THERAPIST

While InterGifted offers only gifted-specific coaching and mentoring, we understand that therapy is also a very important step on many gifted people's healing and developmental journey. For this reason, we offer a service in which we help you search for a gifted-specific therapist in your area and/or online (according to your preference) who will be able to provide the right kind of support for your unique neurocognitive profile. We are experienced in and knowledgeable about the potential risks and challenges associated with trying out therapists - especially when one needs gifted-specific support. We have developed a process whereby we can help you locate one or several viable gifted-specific therapy options for you to pursue. We research, contact therapists if necessary to verify that it's a match, and support you in learning how to advocate for your gifted-specific needs as you get started in therapy.

WHO IS HELPING YOU?

Jay Sloth Ezzy is trained in psychology and in supporting gifted people. They have helped gifted adults find therapy for themselves as well as for their gifted children (including gifted-knowledgeable couples, family, and career therapy) all around the world.

ABOUT THE SEARCH PROCESS

Once you make your payment below, you can email us via the form below or directly to support@intergifted.com. Let us know the following:

  • What type of support you're looking for in therapy (what are the themes you'll need to explore with the therapist)
  • Where you are located and if you prefer an in-person therapist or an online therapist (and if you prefer an in-person therapist, whether you are also open to an online therapist)
  • If you are looking for shorter-term or longer-term therapy, if you know.
  • If you have a limited budget for therapy and/or if you have insurance coverage (what type of insurance you have).
  • Your giftedness level, if you know about it (if you don't know, you can explore the question here)
  • If you have any psychiatric diagnoses we should know about in recommending you to a therapist.
  • Any special requests you have about the therapist (gender, age, experience, and so on)

The search can take up to two weeks, and Jay will stay in contact with you during that time to let you know how the process is going and answer any questions you may have. Once you have some viable options for moving forward, Jay will remain available for any follow-up questions you may have.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THERAPY, COACHING & MENTORING

Many people are unsure about whether they need therapy, coaching or mentoring. Most simply put, therapy is for when you are not in an emotionally or psychologically stable place (i.e. struggling with traumatic reactions, excessive negative emotion such as fear, anger, apathy, or shame, which are affecting your daily life and ability to fully engage in relationships). Coaching and mentoring are for when you are feeling energetic and ready to make progress and construct and refine personal, emotional, relational and professional projects (i.e. learn about your giftedness, explore more fitting career options, learn how to better relate to and communicate with others, learn to use your gifted voice and intuition, and so on).

For many people, their personal landscape is a mix of those states and goals, so it's not a clear-cut question. You can be ready to learn about your giftedness and explore new career options (in the range of courage and hope), all the while struggling with trauma reactions (in the range of shame, shut-down, anger and so on). For many, engaging in therapy for the trauma reactions while simultaneously exploring gifted coaching for the more forward-exploring aspects of their journey is the right solution. This is something that Jay can help you explore, so that you are getting the right support for the right aspects of your life.

WHAT GIFTED-SPECIFIC THERAPY ADDRESSES

(You may find it insightful to compare this list with the list on our coaching & mentoring page)

  • Healing from physical and psychological trauma, as well as complex trauma as a gifted person
  • Healing from gifted-specific trauma and other childhood or emotional adult wounds
  • Treating states of apathy and depression, including existential depression
  • Recovering from abusive relationships, including abusive parenting, domestic violence, and workplace or school bullying
  • (Re)learning to trust after trust has been broken
  • Healing from break-ups, divorce, separation or other relational rupture
  • Intensive couples- or family-oriented work to resolve long-standing conflicts
  • Learning basic functional strategies for gifted-specific, and twice- or multi-exceptional challenges
  • Gaining basic self-awareness and self-reflection skills

INTERESTING READING

To further explore these questions, you may benefit from reading:

PAYMENT

The basic therapy search and support process costs 100 Swiss Francs. If you find in working with Jay, that you'd need additional support from them beyond the basic therapy search (i.e. for exploring a more detailed plan to combine therapy and coaching in your personal process, or advocating for more complex cases of psychiatric treatment or twice- or multi-exceptionalities in your search for services), their services are currently available at 75 Swiss Francs per hour.

Make your payment via our paylink at www.paypal.me/intergifted - please include a note with your payment that it is for your therapy search.

 


EMAIL US & GET STARTED

After you've made your payment (see above), email us at support@intergifted.com with the information listed above. Jay will contact you to get the search process started.

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