Our Services

Engaged and Involved While Envisioning Wider Choices and Opportunities

The correct academic and educational school choice can make a powerful difference at a very important time in your adolescent’s life.

Our Concierge Advocates and Educational Consultants as well as our professional support staff have the academic and clinical experience necessary to comprehensively interpret test data and assess and identify our clients’ special and unique needs. We have over 75 years of combined experience and an excellent professional reputation in assisting and helping children, adolescents, teens, young adults and their families. 



Our services include and are not limited to:

  • Academically Advanced and Gifted Students 

  • Boarding Schools

  • Customized International Gap Options

  • Local Day Schools and Services

  • Non-Traditional Options

  • Parent Coaching and Support

  • Special Needs Placements

  • Summer Programs and Planning

  • Therapeutic Programs and Schools

  • Whole Family Support and Services

  • Wilderness Programs

  • Young Adult Program Retreats

  • Young Adult Transitional Living Programs

We assist with:


  • Adoption / attachment challenges

  • Aspergers Syndrome

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Behavioral challenges

  • Bored with traditional at home school

  • Cognitive / developmental delays / differences

  • Eating disorders

  • Emotional challenges

  • Executive functioning deficits

  • Family related challenges

  • Generalized anxiety disorder

  • Gifted

  • Health challenges

  • LD/NLD

  • Learning challenges / differences / disabilities

  • Motivational / organizational challenges

  • Neurological disorders

  • Physical disabilities

  • Poor study habits

  • School difficulties

  • Substance abuse problems

  • Unique learning styles

What we do:

  • When you are interested in finding the right academic educational setting for your child or young adult, or when you are a family in crisis and would like to hire Dr. Frances, please contact us. Due to a high volume of inquiries, Dr. Frances will only take calls from those who are serious about exploring the options of school placement for their child, or transitional opportunities for their young adult.
  • We start off with being the trusted advisor for your family each step of the way
  • Interviewing the family and student to determine academic strengths and weaknesses, emotional / social needs, extra curricular interests, type of school environment that may best be suited for success
  • Identifying what current factors are contributing to and/or inhibiting success, when that is a concern
  • Reviewing academic / educational records, speaking with current related professionals and recommending testing, when appropriate
  • Developing a plan with the family that considers both the short and long-term goals for the student
  • Researching and recommending the most appropriate and best suited academic educational placements and/or programs for consideration
  • Presenting to the family our highest quality recommendations and providing support for the family and the student throughout the selection process
  • Following up with the student, family and program / school to ensure your needs are being addressed and the best outcome is at hand

There are many reasons families feel that a boarding school environment, social needs placement, summer opportunity, therapeutic school, wilderness program or young adult adult program will give their loved one a new and more stimulating life changing experience. We provide expert personalized guidance to families and students who are searching for the “best fit” that support their current needs.

We communicate with families from across the country and around the world and are available via email, in-person meetings, Skype, or phone calls.

We also travel to visit clients in their home environment, when requested.

We know your family is your biggest investment both emotionally and financially and we invest ourselves in supporting you 24x7x365.

We offer a wide range of beginning-to-end, comprehensive, high quality, white glove Concierge Independent Educational Consulting services to our clients all across the United States and internationally.

Some of our families are looking for a more challenging academic environment, while others are searching for additional support in a more hands on inspiring setting.

We work directly with our to develop an individualized “master” plan for both long-term and short-term goals based on your specific needs.

We will aid your program or school in all disciplinary actions regarding a student suspension or expulsion. We work directly with the school and the appropriate advisor, counselor, Dean, health care professional, principal, special education teacher, tutor, or appointed faculty with scheduling of services needed for your child.

Our concierge placement professionals interface with students, guidance counselors, and parents to ensure that students matriculate into the best possible program or school that fits each student’s individual and unique requirements.

Our concierge placement service includes assessment of each student’s transcripts, recommendations, test scores, identification of appropriate program or school, and follow-up with the program or school on a regular basis.

Concierge Independent Educational Consulting services offers families peace of mind that the program or school placement process will be navigated in a professional and timely manner.

Our Concierge Assessment & Evaluation service fee is one-half of the full fee typically assessed for concierge placement.

When a family chooses to move forward with our Concierge Services (within three months of the Assessment & Evaluation process), this fee is deducted from the total concierge placement fee.


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. She saw our family in a way that was distinct from the crowd and she went to great lengths to assist us in ways others would not consider. I highly recommend Dore and would not hesitate to use her again.

Claire Holmes, Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs Leader, University of California, 2009

Doré was very hardworking and she gave me 120% of herself. She’s extremely approachable and friendly. I would recommend her and her support to everyone who needs an advocate.

Loran M., Student, Age 26, , England, 2011

I am the Founder of a specialized residential treatment program for adolescent boys who are struggling with pornography overuse and sexual behavior challenges. This is an area of concern for more and more families today, and yet is not talked about openly. Families unfortunately suffer in silence. I first met Dr. Frances when she came to evaluate our program in 2001. From our initial visit I found her expertise and knowledge in this very sensitive area to be far beyond other advocates and educational consultants I had met. Over the years her advocacy for her clients, her compassion for the families, and her dedication to confidentiality and professionalism is still the best of anyone I have met today in her field.

C. Lynn Loftin, MS, LPC, Utah, 2018

We invite you to call 720-258-5577