I am honored to serve children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults from multicultural backgrounds and within a multi-systemic framework. My services include individual, couples, family, child play, and group therapy, as well as psychological assessments.

Currently I am a supervising clinical psychologist in private practice in California and Colorado. I also serve as Director of Training and Research at the Summit Center within the San Francisco Bay/LA area, Co-Founder/Director of 2e Assessment and Research at FlexSchool, and adjunct professor with the University of Denver.


Former roles

  • Director with the Board of Directors with Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

  • Adjunct professor at Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA and Hong Kong

  • Supervising clinical psychologist at Chinatown Child Development Center through the Department of Public Health with the City and County of San Francisco

  • Executive Director of the Big Sibling Program


I practice from a developmental, strengths-based, and multi-cultural stance through individual and family counseling. I also provide intellectual, educational, behavioral, emotional, and neuro-psychological assessments with children, families, and adults, especially with those who are gifted, talented, twice-exceptional (2e), and multi-exceptional. I also present at state, national, and international conferences on a variety of topics in giftedness and twice-exceptionality.



Meet my colleague


Sheila Abichandani is a therapist in Boulder, CO who serves the holistic needs of complex individuals. Sheila received her B.S. in Biology and Neuroscience from Emory University and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. She has supported Gifted and Profoundly Gifted children and their families for over 10 years in a range of capacities, including: SENG support group facilitator, parent coach, nutritionist, school advocate, and, now, counselor and consultant for children, adolescents, adults, families, and organizations.

While her clinical practice is informed by training in evidence-based practices and extensive study of psychodynamics, attachment theory, and existential therapy, her role as mother of a PG child also serves as a touchstone of skill, compassion, surrender, and empowerment.

She hopes to demystify and reconcile some of the tensions of the inner experience of the Gifted individual with the external realities of everyday life. With warmth, humor, and intelligence, Sheila joins the client in a secure and kind relationship that can unlock the possibilities of growth and change.