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Discussion Group for
Parents of Gifted and 2e Children
facilitated by Dr. Ellena Chen and Gohar Jaffer
Monday evenings, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 19 through November 16 (5 weeks)
Online via Google Meet


Monday evenings, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 19 through November 16
(5 weeks)

Course meetings are weekly: Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16


This is an online event.



Dr. Ellena Chen
Summit Center

phone (925) 939-7500

Parenting a gifted or twice-exceptional child (a child who is both gifted and has a learning difference) can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. While it may feel isolating at times, you are not alone! Please join us, along with other parents of gifted/2e children, in a guided weekly discussion group around the unique challenges that gifted/2e children bring to families. Groups offer a forum for parents to speak freely about their child/children’s development, share parenting concerns, and seek support with others who have similar experiences. Simultaneously, we will also learn more about the social emotional needs of the gifted/2e, the unique parenting challenges that arise, and the resources that are available.

Group will be led by certified SENG facilitator Dr. Ellena Chen, licensed psychologist, and Gohar Jaffer, practicum trainee. Topics include:

  • Understanding Giftedness and Twice Exceptionality
  • School, Homework, Underachievement, Motivation
  • Family Dynamics and Discipline
  • Social Relationships and Friends
  • Emotional Side of Giftedness and 2e
  • Complexities of Parenting Gifted/2e Kids
  • Navigating COVID and Virtual Learning 

Register Now!

Group participation costs $250 for one person or $450 per couple for the 5 sessions. Pre-registration is required. Register early as space is limited. 

Ellena Chen, Psy.D., is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in collaborative strength-based work with children and their families. She provides a range of services, including individual and family counseling, psychological assessments, and consultations. Dr. Chen is passionate about twice-exceptionality, parenting, and helping children and families who are struggling with learning differences, ADHD, and anxiety. As a parent of two young children, Dr. Chen has an in-depth understanding of the rollercoaster of emotions that can come with raising a child, and partners with parents to provide a continuity of care. She is a certified SENG facilitator.

Gohar Jaffer, practicum trainee (supervised by Dr. Katherine Eng) provides psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations and therapy at Summit Center for children and adolescents.  Gohar is a second-year graduate student at the California School of Professional Psychology pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She received her bachelor’s at the University of California, Berkeley. She previously worked at Watermark by the Bay with adults that were diagnosed with dementia. She also has experience working as a Behavior Therapist for children on the spectrum as well as with clients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Summit Center offers psychological and educational assessments and counseling for children, adolescents, and adults. We specialize in those who may be gifted, creative, or twice-exceptional (both gifted and with learning differences). Summit Center offers additional support groups virtually from our office in Torrance, CA. Learn more at