Director, GHF Professionals
Mika Gustavson, MA, MFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Director of Gifted Matters, specializing in helping the gifted to thrive. A certifed SENG-Model Parent Group Facilitator, she leads groups for parents of gifted, twice-exceptional, anxious and intense children, as well as providing trainings and presentations for parents, educators and other professionals on issues related to giftedness. Her articles have been published in the 2e Newsletter, the NAGC UK magazine, NAGC (US) Parenting for High Potential, California Association for the Gifted's Gifted Ed Communicator, Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, and the California Homeschooler. She serves as Director of GHF Professionals, liaising with the professional community and organizing resources for those who work with our member families. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the California Association for the Gifted and MENSA. She also serves on the Community Advisory Board for Camp Summit. In her private practice, Mika works with individuals and families in the Silicon Valley, where she lives with her husband, son, two cats, two guinea pigs and a dog, some gifted, some 2e and all beloved. She is co-author with Corin Barsily Goodwin of Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn’t Work for Your Atypical Child; Writing Your Own Script: A Parents' Role in the Gifted Child's Social Development; and a chapter in the brand new textbook, Interplay of Creativity and Giftedness in Science.
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