2021 Mental Health Professional of the Year Award!

We are delighted to announce that our Daimon Institute Founder has been recognized for her outstanding work with Exceptionally and Profoundly gifted chidlren, youth and adults. On July 25, 2021. at the annual international SENG conference, president Dr. Kristina Collins announced the 2021 recipient of this award: our P. Susan Jackson.
SENG is an international organization that empowers families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

This award is given to those with distinction in providing services for gifted individuals, especially with proven impact on supporting the emotional needs of the gifted.

Public Response to the Award!

Response from the Field internationally:

It is people like Patricia Susan Jackson who are game changers in the mental health world. I congratulate her wholeheartedly.

American Podcast host and psychologist.

Your contributions to your field and this population are endless and I know there is much more to come!

American researcher, consultant and mother of two EPGs

The number of families you have touched and validated - including our brief meeting - is so comforting as we navigate a world that is mostly not built for the HG and PG folk.

Canadian mother of an EPG

Your award is both well-deserved and encouraging to professionals committed to the social emotional well-being of profoundly gifted youth.

American physician

Congratulations from across the pond! A wonderful recognition indeed.

Gifted in France organization

Congratulations Sue what an honor and fitting recognition for your amazing work.

Researcher and consultant New Zealand

To say your name is synonymous with PG is much too clinical sounding. It's more like your name is synonymous with one of the portals to helping us be comfortable in this world we don't often fit into very well. Thank you for all you do.

American PG woman

Congratulations Susan! Your insights are closely followed in South Africa.

South Africian PG man

Oh Sue!!! You so deserve this! One of the truly special angels that walk among us.

Canadian mother of PG young man

SO well deserved! We are so blessed that you chose to do this work.

American PG man and teacher of PGs

Sue had the unique ability to hold a pain or a struggle of an individual and make it easier to process. She feels a person on deeper level and gently helps him/her toward empowerment. Working with Sue changed my life. By mirroring me as a gifted person and embracing my giftedness, she helped me to dare to become my true self. It was truly a unique and liberating experience.

Slovenian Gifted Consultant and PG woman

2e "People to Watch Award": November 2020

SUE JACKSON IS AN EXPERT in the exceptionally and profoundly gifted, a group that is incredibly neuro diverse and represents less than one percent of the world's population.

Jackson's work  supporting this population includes direct psychotherapy with clients around the world and across a wide range of backgrounds and ages, from 2 to 90. She founded the Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted in British Columbia in 1992 and serves as its therapeutic director. She has logged more than 60,000 clinical hours working exclusively with the exceptionally and profoundly gifted. In 2017, she created Daimon International to further broaden her reach to meet their educational and social-emotional needs. The Daimon Institute conducts research, provides mentorships, consults with Institutes worldwide, offers professional development training, as well as workshops for parents.

Beneath the accolades and impressive list of accomplishments, Jackson's true devotion and commitment to working with twice-exceptional and profoundly gifted children and adults is clear. She cares deeply about advocating for and working with these groups.  As she puts it: "This is my life's work and my mission: to support this neuro divergent group fully."


Een interview met P. Susan Jackson van het Daimon Institute. Zij werkt met exceptionally en profoundly gifted mensen van 0-99.

Third Factor Interview

Therapy for the Highly Gifted and Highly Excitable