However American culture, with its emphasis on democracy and equality, is not as welcoming to people who have unusual intellectual capability with problem-solving, math or language.
Intelligence can actually present a social handicap, and those with high intellectual ability may feel isolated or uncomfortable with their differences. It isn’t easy to feel different, even if the difference is a strength.
Intellect does not prevent suffering or misfortune, and people who are gifted may seek counseling for the same reasons anyone else does: anxious feelings, depressed states, relationship troubles. Difficulties like these may all be compounded when you identify as a capable person who ought to be able to figure things out for yourself; it can be quite painful to realize your limitations when it comes to dealing with emotions that are hard to handle.