We come to work every day because we want to solve problems for our families. 

She has stayed true to her core beliefs – and delivers an exceptional experience to each one of the families she assists.

She owes a huge thanks to those that assisted her along the way, believed in her abilities, engaged in supporting her journey, helped her learn more (which is an ongoing process), and kept her humble. Whether its the families we work for, or people who work for us, we value honesty, passion and the desire to explore. 

Baby steps and leaps of faith brought Dr. Frances to where she is today. She moved from California to Idaho in 2005, and later moved to Bend, Oregon in 2007. Then one more move in August 2011 brought her to Colorado, which she now calls home. Dore’s story is one of guts and determination to follow her dreams of being her own boss and sharing her love of people and assisting families.

“Don’t lose focus – just do it,” says Dr. Frances of starting a business.

“It doesn’t matter how old you are. When you can breathe and move – you can do it.”

Dr. Frances operates her business under these guiding principles:

  • Community is very important to us, and we are an active part of our community. 
  • We are excited about building strong relationships with everyone we interact with: our customers, our community, and our suppliers.
  • We communicate lavishly – with our clients and within our organization.
  • We provide a caring, diverse, genuine, free-spirited place to work.
  • We strive for caring, efficient, uncompromised, sincere, fabulous, and exceptional service (as close to perfect as possible).
  • We want to be a place to learn. “Knowledge is power.”
  • We want to be a safe place for everyone. We also want to be considered a good place to recommend to other families. 


You may call us at 303-448-8803 or complete the Student Profile / Client form  and we will contact you within 24 to 48 hours to set up a no cost initial consultation call. 

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I have known Dore for over a decade in my capacity as Clinical and Academic Director, and previously as a colleague Educational Consultant. Over the years I feel blessed to have gained a friendship with her and we have worked together  to assist several Special Needs families. Dore has a number of strengths to offer young people and their families. She has a compassion for youth, a genuine commitment to family systems and strives to help students emotionally grow and realize their hidden strengths. I have been continually impressed with her dedicated efforts to find solution-focused strategies.
Bernie Zimmerman, MA, LCPC
Doré has been a very instrumental part of helping Blueprint Education serve more nontraditional students in need. Her web site and services have helped us connect with more families and students who need a more flexible option when it comes to obtaining an accredited high school diploma. Through her creative web site, we have been able to reach a target population that we haven’t reached before. Doré is a very professional and caring individual who is always willing to do whatever it takes for her clients.
Marmy Kodras, MPH, MBA, CSM, Operations Director, Blueprint Education, Arizona, 2003 - Current
Dore was a God send at a very difficult time for our family. She provided excellent service, advice and wise counsel that lead to a very successful placement for our son. She is very knowledgeable about a number of programs and is able to short-cut what could be a very challenging selection process with knowledgeable, first-hand experiences with a number of programs and options. Not only did it save us time, but we felt confident when we made our choice that we were on solid, empirical ground during what can be a very emotional time and decision set.
Claire Holmes, California, 2009 - 2010
Dore’s vast knowledge, expertise and objectivity in the wake of our crisis provided us the strength to intervene. Her service to our family reinforces the need for more professionals of her caliber.  We are truly grateful for her dedication to her work and to the genuine care of our family.
Laura Six-Stallings, California, 2009-2010
In September 2007, I contacted Doré Frances to help me find a place that would help my son overcome some personal issues while staying current on his education. Doré and I exchanged many emails and phone calls. Dore seemed to know what my son needed. While my son was attending this school, some issues became apparent. I either emailed or called Doré regarding them and she was in contact with the school immediately. I have to say, when I first started looking, I have one “bump” in the road. My sons father was not supportive of enrolling his son in a therapeutic boarding school. Doré made herself available to him at anytime. He contacted her regarding some issues and she responded immediately. Dore took the time to visit my son at his school. She explained some things to him which helped him to start realizing why he needed to be there. Dore has been of great help and reassurance. I would be happy to recommend her to anyone.
Carolyn Little, Alabama, 2007 - 2008
My son hit the skids and I took him to the emergency room after he texted me a video of cutting his wrists.  That’s a vision I wouldn’t wish on ANYONE and something you can never un-see.  Kael was positively running circles around the therapists in the inpatient unit and I’ve never felt so alone in my life.  I really was afraid to my very core that my son would kill himself in a fit of rage without meaning to. You. You listened to me.  You reassured me that I wasn’t crazy.  At that moment, you were the only person throwing me a lifeline.  You’ve been there every step of the way.  I can’t even really put into words what your support has meant to my family. I just wanted to reach out and let you know that you have absolutely touched me and my family in a way that won’t ever be forgotten.  Thank you.
Amanda L Redwine, Indiana, 2016 - Current
You have such a big heart!  Over the years, you have given me hope and shown me options for my son and for us as a family. Thank you so much for advocating for us!
Ana Wilson, California, 2010 - 2011
Doré helped me see I needed a time out and so I went to wilderness. That experience helped me see the best possible me that I had lost. Doré gave me emotional support when I went home. My mom hiring Doré was the greatest money she ever spent. I would have been totally lost without her!
Michael Kemp, California, 2010-2011
I have known Doré for many years and I have worked with many of her clients throughout those years. Doré is extremely knowledgeable and a great clinician. As well, she is caring and compassionate. Beyond working together with clients and their families I also enjoy spending time with her; she is fun and thought provoking. I look forward to reading her next book!
Joseph DeNucci, Founder of Insight Intensive, Gold Lake, Colorado, 2010 - Current
Dore’ Frances brings her whole heart to her work. She is not just an educational consultant. She is an advocate and a visionary. This means she is able to perceive the potential in each individual and each family she represents. I am honored to call Dore’ a friend and colleague. I recommend her without qualifications.
Stephanie Mines, Ph.D., author of New Frontiers in Sensory Integration, Colorado , 2011 - Present
Doré is an excellent professional. She is knowledgeable, a very good communicator and is a straight shooter. I highly recommend Doré Frances to those requiring her expertise and services.
Andy Anderson, CEO at Andy Anderson Consulting and Owner, Florida, 2001 - Current
I have known and worked with Doré Frances, PhD for 14 years. She is always thorough and puts the needs of her client above everything else. Doré has one of the highest codes of integrity, and I would trust her with my own child’s future. I can not recommend Doré Frances, PhD enough. Please feel free to contact me with specific questions.
Sherry Anderson, USAGuides, Utah, 2002 - Current