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Dr. Samantha Rodman: Rockville Psychologist

High Achievers and Highly Intelligent People

Dr. Rodman has a particular interest in the issues facing high achievers and highly intelligent people.  There is a lot of overlap between high intelligence and mood disorders.  There is also a great deal of shared variance between sensitivity, intelligence, and creativity.  


Many people who succeed in all other areas of life still find interpersonal relationships to be challenging.  It can also be lonely to interact with people who feel that you are being difficult, just because you don't see the world the way they do. Many individuals who were gifted children tend to have issues when they reach adulthood and are unsure if they have or ever will attain their potential.  If you or a partner (or a child over the age of 17) is a high achiever or a highly intelligent person who still feels stuck in certain arenas, it can be very useful to speak to a therapist with experience dealing with these specific issues. Dr. Rodman was a gifted child and is raising three, and works with many highly intelligent individuals in counseling.