About Cindy

CindyCindy Hansen specializes in the needs of the gifted and high potential community by assisting adults and children to embrace and fortify their complex learning profiles.

Cynthia Z. Hansen, M.Ed., ET/P, is an Educational Therapist/Professional in private practice, the Coordinator of Educational Services for The Knox School of Santa Barbara for Gifted Children, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, and an active member in the Association for Educational Therapy and the Tri-County GATE Council serving Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties in central California.

Ms. Hansen received her Masters of Education and Teaching Certificates from UCLA, her post-masters certificate in Gifted and Talented Education from UCSB, and was granted Professional educational therapist status under the guidelines of the Association of Educational Therapy. Cindy was named to the Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Honor Roll in 2013 for her work with Twice-Exceptional (2e) students, and was honored by the Tri-County GATE Council for her advocacy and support of gifted students in the Ventura Unified School District.

Ms. Hansen presents her methods and research to parents and educators at national conferences including International Dyslexia Association, National Association of Gifted Children, Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted International Conference, the Association of Educational Therapists and the California Association of the Gifted. She also designs and presents workshops for parent groups and educators throughout Southern California.

“My passion for serving the twice exceptional community and gifted students with executive function challenges began with my two very different children who became my first students and mentors as they journeyed between learning differences, asynchrony, ‘boredom’ and self-discovery.”