Personalized Coaching Services

Anne Tyler, MS, LMFT
Expert in the needs of high potential
children, teens and their families

  • Are you living in a community that doesn’t provide specialized services for gifted children or their families?
  • Have you read everything you can find about raising gifted children and it still isn’t enough to help you and your family?
  • Do you receive unhelpful judgements from family, friends and teachers who don’t understand gifted children and their unique needs?
  • Do you feel like you are alone in your struggles to help your intense or sensitive gifted child?

Raising gifted, talented or creative children and teens can be a complex endeavor. There are often so many complicated situations that arise due to high sensitivities, intensities and sometimes low executive functioning that create daily life challenges for gifted children or teens and their family.

Sometimes school becomes a stressful place for gifted children and teens and they become at risk for underachievement.

Parents can develop “chronic caregiving stress” when their gifted child also has high needs. It often takes specialized expertise from someone who understands raising gifted children to find a path out of this cycle of stress.

Many questions arise when raising gifted children about how they are different, where to find information and resources, how to apply that information to your own situation and what to do when you are stuck and can’t find options to support your family.

There is expert advice available online. And, if you need help for you, your family or your gifted children/teen, then you have found the right place.

Anne Tyler, MS, LMFT is an expert and qualified experienced professional concerning the special needs of gifted and talented children, teens, adults and families. She is a psychotherapist who specializes in and provides treatment to gifted children helping them to understand their uniqueness, manage the intensities and sensitivities, as well as mental health conditions that can make daily life stressful. She is an expert in executive functioning and how to improve these essential skills in gifted children and teens. She runs several unique game-based groups for gifted children and teens throughout the year to help them improve executive functioning. She provides groups to support gifted children and teens manage stress, anxiety and emotional sensitivity. She is fortunate to live in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) of Minnesota where there are several gifted education programs in the school, a vibrant gifted homeschool community, highly active state-wide parent and educator associations for giftedness, and she has been a part of a group of professionals who serve gifted children, adults and parents in the Twin Cities for several years. She is a regular presenter at conferences and schools about educating and parenting gifted children. She is raising her own gifted twins who are now 15 years old. They have attended homeschool, public and private school. They enjoy assisting with and mentoring the younger children of the groups Anne offers in the twin cities.

She provides coaching by phone or video-conferencing for parents/caregivers of gifted children and teens in Minnesota (outside the cities), across the United States and internationally. She provides groups, therapy and coaching in-person to residents of Minnesota.

Coaching is the most personalized service you can receive from a distance to help you meet your goals and support those in your life who want to live up to their potential, live a less stressful life and understand the wholeness of what it means to be gifted.

There are several special topics and goals that you can design with Anne Tyler, MS, LMFT with your coaching sessions. Here are several examples of coaching topics and goals that others have created with Anne:

  • Gifted Children 101: Understanding the Intensities, Sensitivities, and the Special Social and Emotional Needs of Giftedness – Strategies to boost the Resilience of Gifted kids and help them understand their unique qualities
  • Managing Explosive Behavior in gifted children or teens
  • Developing a family calming plan to reduce stress and conflicts
  • Understanding and Supporting the 2e Child: The many faces of 2e children
  • Specialized parenting strategies to manage gifted children who are highly moody – emotionally intense, sensitive and explosive
  • Understanding and Supporting the Highly Creative, Sensitive and Emotional Gifted Child
  • Understanding and Supporting the Intense, Persistent, Highly Active, Assertive (sometimes Aggressive) Gifted Child
  • Supporting each other in our family when we are all gifted, but have very different personalities?
  • Helping your gifted teen when they pull away, lose motivation and are moody?
  • How to supplement your child’s education to help them feel more fulfilled?
  • How can I homeschool my gifted child? And, is it a good idea for me and my child?
  • How can I support my gifted child who is now in college and struggling?
  • How can I feel fulfilled as a gifted adult/parent/caregiver? I have struggled my entire life to find my place.
  • As well as topics and goals designed to meet your needs.

Disclaimer: There will be a screening process to determine if coaching is the right level of service for you at this time. Although Anne Tyler, MS, LMFT is a psychotherapist, she is only licensed to provide this service in Minnesota. She provides only coaching services by phone and video-conferencing to those outside of Minnesota.

Coaching involves setting individualized goals and receiving education, support and information to accomplish those goals. Coaching can help with the development of skills and customizing parenting strategies to meet the special needs of gifted children/teens and understanding the complexities of the needs of giftedness. Coaching is not a replacement for therapy and some situations are more appropriate for therapy. Coaching does not provide treatment for conditions such as anxiety, depression or ADHD. If at any time you are receiving coaching services and your situation warrants therapy services, you will be referred to local therapy services.