Better Fit Psychology & Consulting, LLC

Danika Maddocks

PhD, Licensed Psychologist

As a consultant, I help parents, educators, and other providers support gifted and twice-exceptional kids in new ways. 

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 researcher and writer, 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 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

Please keep in mind that communications via email are not secure. Please do not include sensitive information or personal health information if you contact me by email.

You can request a consultation appointment using the button below.  Once you request an appointment, I will call you to discuss your needs and confirm the appointment.  Below, you can also sign up for my mailing list to receive periodic updates about my services, writing, and research.  

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