Danika Maddocks

PhD, Licensed Psychologist

As a therapist, I collaborate with children, teens, and families to understand their challenges and strengths, develop goals, and foster their resilience, connection, and well-being. 


As a consultant, I help families, educators, and other providers understand and support their students or clients in new ways. 


As a researcher, I explore giftedness, twice-exceptionality, assessment, intelligence, and the role of motivation and emotion in education.


Special Interests

  • Giftedness and twice exceptionality

  • Reducing anxiety for children, teens, and parents

  • Working with teens who are reluctant to begin therapy

  • Helping parents feel calmer and more confident

  • Collaborating with teachers and school personnel

My practice affirms queer, non-binary, gender expansive, and LGBTQ+-identified youth and families.

I help with many experiences and challenges, including:

  • Giftedness, talent, and high ability

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • OCD and hoarding

  • Learning or school difficulties

  • Behavior difficulties

  • Poor emotion regulation

  • Low self-confidence

  • Identity development and exploration

  • Stress from discrimination and stereotypes

  • Social and peer difficulties; bullying

  • Underachievement and low motivation

  • Life transitions, stress, and trauma

  • Family conflict or parent-child relationship difficulties


Contact Me

Due to COVID-19, all services are currently delivered via telehealth using a HIPAA-compliant platform or via telephone. When in-person services resume, I will provide in-person therapy services at 2908 Humboldt Ave S in Uptown in Minneapolis or via telehealth. Consultation services will be provided in person, via telehealth, or via telephone. 


Phone: 612.712.3309

Fax: 612.500.4654

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