Madeline Stein (she/her)

MA, LPC-Candidate (LPCC.0016952)

Being smart is hard, especially as a kid or teen who seems smarter than their peers or adults. I'm here to help.

Counselor in Denver, CO
Supervised by James Nee, LCSW (CSW.09924241)

  • Free Initial Consultation
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  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Being a gifted kid or teen is really hard. You are constantly being told that you are too sensitive, too moral, too argumentative, too smart... too much everything. For some, being gifted is a thirst for knowledge with a set of particular sensitivities and the innate capacity to do whatever you set your mind too. For others, being gifted is an immense amount of energy and a deep care for others. But at its core, being gifted is an experience that can make life a little bit harder.

My Background and Approach

In my work with gifted kids and teens I strive to support them in discovering how to best understand themselves, their experience, and their place in the world. As your therapist, I won’t tell you what you should do, who you should be, or how you should be feeling. Instead, I’ll meet you where you’re at. This way, you can learn how to embrace your giftedness and build those necessary skills so that life makes sense and is way less overwhelming. In my work with your gifted child, you and I will work alongside your child to navigate the complex dynamics of which you both endure. I’ll help identify the various challenges they are going through and then help teach both of you how to advocate for your child’s needs, build their confidence, and manage their emotions so that you and your child can get back to a joy-filled life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Being gifted is an experience that can make life a little more complex. As a gifted person myself, my childhood and youth was no exception. No matter what advice was offered to my loved ones or even myself, I struggled. From school to peers to family…I battled with being hyper-sensitive, the inability to focus, and trying to perfect anything and everything. These challenges made my life hard, and consequently, my loved ones’ lives hard. As a gifted counselor, I am now empowered to use my own experience growing up gifted to empathize with you and your child, and to help you both achieve the support you’re looking for. Together, we will focus in on you and your child through a person-centered approach. First in what you and your child are feeling in the moment, and next in what can realistically be done to achieve concrete changes in your child’s life. Allowing us to ultimately bring an awareness to your child and their life in order to better face the rollercoaster of giftedness.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $40 - 100/session


425 503 3701 Email Madeline
303 S Broadway STE 200
Box 352
Denver, CO 80209

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