Amanda J. Moeller, M.Ed., LPC
Growing up I was always told I had an "old soul." I took it as a compliment, thinking they meant I was more mature than my peers, responsible, trustworthy, and thoughtful. Although that may have been true, looking back now I see myself differently. I was anxious, afraid to try new things or take risks. I had big emotions that no one fully understood. I had lots of friends, and yet never felt like I fit in. I was gifted, whatever that meant.
I remember purposefully not answering questions during my first evaluation. I didn't know what they were testing for and I didn't want to be different. Needless to say I did not qualify. I wasn't tested again for several more years. I started at our gifted school one day a week in middle school. Even then I wasn't sure what to think. I didn't feel gifted. I wasn't sure that someone somewhere hadn't made a mistake. I was a good student, but not great. I was nervous, but I took the risk, and I'm glad I did. I ended up loving the gifted program because of the challenge and variety in learning opportunities. It wasn't perfect, and I still had doubts, but it was the start of my journey to self-discovery.
Although my route through college was not linear, I am happy that it lead me here. I truly love being able to help people sort through their giftedness on their path to finding themselves.
In my spare time I love exploring the outdoors with my family. I have three beautifully intense and curious children, who are constantly teaching me new things. I also enjoy reading, crafting, quilting, and photography.
M.Ed. in Counseling, 2006
University of Missouri - St. Louis
B.S. in Psychology, 2001
Missouri State University
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
License Number: 2008002317
Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors
Certified SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
Gifted Resource Council (GRC)
St. Louis Association for Gifted Education (SAGE)
Gifted Association of Missouri (GAM)
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