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STEPHEN H. CHOU, PSY.D

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.

 


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Meet my colleague

SHEILA ABICHANDANI

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. 

 

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Meet my colleague

Victoria Smith

 

Dr. Victoria (Tori) Smith has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and is a Licensed Psychologist (PSY650) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Dr. Smith received her B.A. from Dickinson College, and her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She specializes in psychological assessment for children, adolescents, and adults. While completing her doctoral degree, Dr. Smith received extensive training in psychological assessment. She has trained in correctional settings, crisis centers, community mental health centers, private practice, outpatient centers, and school-based settings. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at Community Reach Center (APA Accredited) in Denver, Colorado, where she obtained experience conducting a range of psycho-diagnostic and developmental evaluations, including assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dr. Smith obtained post-doctoral specialization in psychological assessment services through Snowy Range Consulting LLC, a private practice in Laramie, Wyoming. While in her post-doctoral year, she obtained experience conducting a range of psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations including assessment of Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Intellectual Disability. Dr. Smith has expertise in conducting psycho-diagnostic, psychoeducational, and neurodevelopmental evaluations for children, adolescents and adults manifesting a wide range of emotional, behavioral, cognitive, memory, learning, executive functioning, and developmental challenges.

Dr. Smith has personal experience with giftedness and twice exceptional (2e) individuals. Her experience has inspired her to guide such individuals to develop awareness of their strengths and limitations and become their own greatest advocates. Dr. Smith is collaborative in her approach incorporating caregivers and school personnel in the assessment process and tailors it specifically to a client’s needs and presenting problems. Dr. Smith brings energy and sensitivity to all she works with.

Dr. Smith is collaborative in her approach incorporating caregivers and school personnel in the assessment process and tailoring the assessment process specifically to a client’s needs and presenting problem.  Dr. Smith’s passion is to help children, adolescents, and young adults succeed in their aspirations.