Educational Consulting

Typically, when parents meet with Beth it is because they have either run out of options or are overwhelmed by the number of options produced when they begin their own research. Working collaboratively with the parents, their child (when appropriate), and other helping professionals (such as therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and educators), she engages in a process that includes thorough evaluation of abilities, needs, strengths, and goals. This is followed by providing parents with choices for next steps that would be the best possible fit for their one of a kind child and family. These choices may include and/or combine day schools, boarding schools (therapeutic and traditional), wilderness therapy, residential treatment, short term acute care, young adult transition programs, and intensive outpatient settings. There are many different schools and programs that can offer support, appropriate treatment, promote healing and build a bridge to the future. Recommending treatment options to a family requires skill and experience for which Beth is uniquely suited given her extensive work with families and knowledge of the inner workings of programs.

Just as all people are unique, so are their struggles, which may include social, family, school, developmental, and mental health challenges. As these struggles develop over time they may take the form of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • School failure and/or refusal
  • Poor executive function
  • Substance abuse
  • High risk behaviors
  • Self-harming thoughts & actions
  • Abuse of others and/or property
  • Defiance
  • Loss of potential
  • Physical and/or social isolation

For more information: (864) 710-0391 or bethven@gmail.com