The practice of Melissa Sornik LCSW, PLLC offers support groups and workshops for parents of twice exceptional children and adolescents. Workshops are designed to meet the level of 2e experience, knowledge and understanding of group participants including those who are new to the concept of 2e. The practice offers research based practices, tools, techniques and information that parents can implement right away in the care of their children and themselves. Our systems approach to treatment is carried through in our workshops that take into consideration the need to support all family members. 

Workshops will be held throughout the year and will be facilitated, or co-facilitated, by Melissa Sornik and Lisa Zaretsky. Other workshops and events featuring guest speakers will also be scheduled. Most workshops are held at our Sea Cliff location and may be attended in person or via videoconference. 

Parents who are interested in a SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) support group workshop model that is tailored to the needs of twice exceptional children and their families should consider signing up for Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy's (TECA) monthly online support groups (co-facilitated by Melissa Sornik and TECA executive director Maratea Cantarella). 



Raising children 


with balance and wholeheartedness




April/May 2018

This workshop will be presented in 4 separate 90 minute sessions. Call 516 724-7100, or email us at for information including registration and fees.




Your child can be either gifted or LD, it’s against district policy to be both.”
— A school administrator to the parent of a twice-exceptional child