Doré E. Frances, PhD.
Assisting families since 2001
Concierge Services for Families
Meet our Team
Meet Our Concierge Team
Engaged and Involved While Envisioning Wider Choices and Opportunities
It Always Helps To Know That You Are Not Alone
We support learning across a lifetime
We are a group of independent strategic thinking educational consultants who have explored the best programs and schools all across the United States to help your children and young adults have opportunities to grow and learn.
We are relationship-based, solution-based thinkers, who have built a trusted team of professionals that we network with in order to create the best opportunity for your family.
Our highly effective and specialized academic and educational support is strengthened by close working relationships with key people in the field. Our quick approach allows for timely, often immediate, assistance to our clients.
Our work is grounded in advocacy, compassion and empathy for every situation while providing top-level support.
We begin by understanding the realities and ambitions of your family participants in each interaction, and we design and build, exclusive to your needs, academic, clinical, family solutions based on this understanding.
We create interactions that include meaningful conversations, trusted relationships and memories. In this way, we solve challenges and unlock opportunities for our clients. Our holistic approach ensures that the whole person matters.
We have years of service in assisting young adults with young adult transitional living programs, young adult program retreats and young adult living skills programs.
DORÉ E. FRANCES, PHD
Founder / President
Educational / Therapeutic Consultant
International GAP Specialist
National / International
KEVIN O’KEEFE, PSY.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Academic, intellectual and neuropsychological testing
KIMBERLY BRYANT, MA, LPC
Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
LORI JOHNSON, M.A., LAC, LPC
Addiction and OCD Specialist
Master CORE Facilitator
Certified Grief Recovery Coach
Couples / Family Dynamics / Personal / Professional
JASON A. MCCONNELL
RANDY OAKLEY, BA
Therapeutic Recreation & Management
ROBERT TROUT, MA
Behavioral & Mental Health Skills Trainer for Professionals
Masters in Counseling
Parent Trainer & Coach
Whole Family Transition Support
SARAH PERSHA, MA
College Preservation Coach
Study Abroad Coach
Our experienced and talented team delivers amazing results.
We have a can-do attitude backed up by an accumulation of more years and experience than any other independent educational consultant concierge company in the United States, delivering high-end, creative solutions to each family we assist.
As I am based in the UK it is very difficult to find ethical professionals based in the USA who share my values and whom I can call upon as a well recognized source of reference within this sensitive industry we all work in. Doré ticks all the boxes and never fails to provide the help and support that is much needed.
Graham Cook, CFCIPD, CertED , CEO, Founder, Off The Rails Kids, United Kingdom, 2018
Doré came to our rescue when our son was floundering during summer vacation in between his junior and senior year of high school. She met with all of us and recommended a summer program that though initially was met with resistance by my son, however, it turned out to be a life changing experience that my son still talks about today in his adult years. Dore was compassionate, a good listener and very knowledgeable about various summer programs. She became a trusted adviser to our family. I would highly recommend her!
Gail Leopold, Bend, Oregon, 2014
Dore is a dedicated advocate for children and their families and has been for many years. Her passion for helping teens who are struggling is hard to find and is one thing that makes her unique. Personally, she’s a genuinely warm and caring professional who also has a vast amount of knowledge and true expertise. In addition to her clinical expertise, I appreciate her entrepreneurial mind, creativity, and integrity in how she has influenced the field for the better.
Dr. Tim Thayne Ph.D., Author, Speaker , Founder of Homeward Bound, Utah, 2018
You have a vision. We have a way to get you there. Call 303-448-8803