I am a geek. I worked as a web programmer for 7 years, I have extensive knowledge of a variety of games, and I knew all about Lord of the Rings and the legends of Men in Black well before the movies came out. I encourage fellow geeks who “...despite the visibility, geeks are still misunderstood.” are seeking a like-minded counselor to come to my office.
In the past couple decades, the visibility of geeks has skyrocketed. We used to be the only kids wearing glasses (or if not glasses, long hair) and using odd things like computers. Now many of the hobbies and interests valued by geekdom are highly marketable skills. Yes, not all geeks are good with computers, but most geeks are good at specializing — we become engrossed in our interests and gain skill with them quickly. But despite the visibility, geeks are still misunderstood.
People who are a part of geekdom often seek out others with similar interests. There’s a desire to feel comfortable in our weirdness, to talk to someone who understands our references and jokes. When looking for a counselor, that similarity isn’t necessary. But if you feel like this kind of interpersonal similarity would work better for you, read about setting up an appointment and get in contact with me for a consultation session. I look forward to hearing from you.