Consultants

The Family Consultant Service

…A professional directory available to:

  • San Mateo County Nursery Schools and preschools affiliated with CCPPNS.
  • Families currently enrolled in a member San Mateo Council Nursery School, or Preschool.
  • The Director and Staffs of these schools.
  • Alumni of these schools.

How to Use the Service

Contact the consultant and inform him or her that you are a member or alumnus of the San Mateo Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools.

All consultants participating in this service offer their services at a reduced rate. Some consultants provide their services at a 10-25% reduction of their normal rates. Some offer a discount on their initial evaluation. Some consultants use a sliding fee scale. The consultants will explain their fee structure and applicable fee reductions. Additional fees may be charged for testing, reporting, documentation or other special services. Some consultants have limited availability.

This resource is not sponsored by or affiliated with California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS). It is provided for your convenience.

CCPPNS and SMCPPNS does not endorse any individual or companies listed in the directory. Nor does CCPPNS and SMCPPNS verify the experience and credentials of the firms and individuals, and strongly recommends that you ask for and check references before hiring anyone included on the list. It is your responsibility to do your own due diligence.

CONSULTANT DIRECTORY

(as of February 2017)

ATTORNEYS:

  • Laurence Dugong  |  Barulich Dugoni Law Group  |  San Mateo
    (650) 292-2900  |  www.bdlawinc.com  |  larry@bdlawinc.com
    Specializes in estate planning, wills and trusts, probate.

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS:

ASSESSMENTS, TUTORING, & ADVOCACY

  • Susan Enochs, PhD  |  Clinical Psychologist  |  San Mateo
    (650) 619-7677  |   www.drenochs.com  |  info@drenochs.com
    Specializes in psychoeducational assessment of children including ADHD, Aspergers, autism, giftedness, learning disabilities, and anxiety/depression.
  • Peggy McLean  |  (650) 302-4203  |  plmclean@ix.netcom.com 
  • Alison Fox Mazzola | (650) 219-6432 | alison@alisonfoxmazzola.com
    Elementary Mathematics consultants K-5.  Available to lead workshops for parents and teachers on the use of manipulative materials to develop understanding for concepts expected at the elementary school level. Individual tutoring for students K-8.
  • Aneea Toomajian, MA, PPS, LMFT  |  (415) 235-2044      
    Educational & Behavioral Consultant  |  
    San Mateo
    www.positiveperspectives.org | positiveperspectives@gmail.com
    Specializes in family and child therapy, as well as educational advocacy for children & families with learning or behavioral difficulties.

FINANCIAL SERVICES:

  • Brian C. Wong, CFP, ChFC, CLU  |  (650) 577-3909              
    Financial Advisor  |  Waddell & Reed Inc.  |  San Mateo
    www.bwong.wrfa.com  |  bwong@wradvisors.com
    Committed to assisting families with their financial planning and wealth management needs. Areas of expertise include education funding, investments, retirement planning, life insurance and disability needs, living trusts and wills.
  • Curtis S. Chen, CFP  |  (650) 631-0600                                      
    Financial Advisor  |  Chen Financial Group, LLC  |   Belmont
    www.chenfinancial.com   |  curtis@chenfinancial.com
    Offers personal financial planning & investment advisory services.

GENERAL PARENTING SUPPORT & POSITIVE DISCIPLINE

  • Stephanie Agnew | Parent Education Coordinator | Parent’s Place    
    San Mateo | (650) 931-1841
     |  stephanieA@jfcs.org
    www.parentsplaceonline.org/peninsula  
    Specializes in early childhood education, positive discipline, and behavior management for young children.  Offers private consultations for families, child observation at home or school, teacher training workshops, and classes on a variety of topics.
  • Teresa Morris  |   (650) 303-8728  |  SF Bay Area
    Teresa@teresa4changes.com
    Specializing in solving infant/child sleep and behavior challenges.  Focus is on creating the desired changes through an age-appropriate, gentle and gradual approach that also emphasizes parent participation and education.  
  • Kimberly Goncalves  |  kimberly@parenting4thelongrun.com   
    Certified Positive Discipline Trainer
    Certified Professional Co-active Coach
    www.parenting4thelongrun.com  | (650) 440-3148  
    Raise capable kids – in a way that’s joyful, sustainable: invite cooperation, restore calm, teach skills, enjoy parenting more.  Clear goals & effective tools change behavior, build confidence.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  • Eunice Kan, L. AC., Dipl. O.M.  |  San Mateo  |  (650) 525-9355
    Live Well Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine  |  www.livewelltcm.com        
    Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist |  
    livewelltcm@gmail.com
    Specializes in women’s health/fertility, orthopedic/sports acupuncture, pain management, facial rejuvenation/dermatology and pediatrics.
  • Kandice Stellmon  | Certified Nutrition Consultant  |  Belmont
    Whole Family Wellness   |  www.wholefamilywellness.org
    info@wholefamilywellness.org
    Offers holistic nutrition consultation for both children and adults.  Areas of focus include food allergies and sensitivities, ADHD, digestive wellness and well child nutrition.  Individual appointments and classes are available.

PSYCHIATRISTS

  • Jason Takeuchi, M.D.  |  San Mateo
    Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
    (650) 348-4900  |  
    www.childthink.com
    Specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, ADD, mood disorders, autism, and parenting issues.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

  • Keely Sikes Rollings, Psy. D., MBA | Half Moon Bay & Los Altos
    (650) 270-9388  |  
    drkrollings@comcast.net
    Works with children, teens and adults dealing with depression, anxiety and AD(H)D.  Specializes in working with parents on discipline strategies, sibling rivalry, and healthy parent/child relationships.
  • Lorita Bank, Ph.D   |  (650) 212-2265  |  San Mateo
    Specializing in young children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families.
  • Carole Derry, Ph. D   |  (415) 822-7860  |  San Francisco
    Specializes in cross-cultural issues, physical and emotional abilities, neuro-psychological issues, families with transition or crisis, as well as children and adolescents.

PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

  • Krysta Banazek, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
    San Mateo | (650) 576-6764 | 
    krystabanazekmft@sbcglobal.net
    Therapy for children, adults and families.  Specialties include: play-based therapy, parenting challenges, balancing work and family, life transitions.
  • Jacki Silber, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
    Redwood City  |  (650) 363-0383, x119  |
       jsilbermft@gmail.com
    Expertise in pregnancy; postpartum adjustment, involving mood, anxiety and identity; loss; EDMR; and trauma.  Focus on creating satisfying individual, marital, and family lives while raising young, vibrant, growing children.
  • Kirsten Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    (650) 483-1914  |  Redwood City  |  kirstensmith.lcsw@gmail.com
    Works with children, families, couples and individuals with a focus on identifying personal road blocks and forming new paths in a direction of healing.  Specializes in women and mothers.  
  • Suzanne Hughes, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
    Transitions Counseling Services  | San Carlos
    (415) 860-1475  |  (650) 595-8700  
    www.suzannehughesmft.com  |  www.transitionssancarlos.com
    A family-focused clinic specializing in life transitions.  Provides assessments, counseling, advocacy, seminars, and consultations.

SPEECH, LEARNING AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS

  • Associated Learning & Language Specialists  |  Redwood City
    (650) 631-9999  |  
    www.allsinc.com  |   info@allsinc.com
    Speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral/developmental therapy, Hanen Parent Training, Inclusion Pre-school, Infant/Toddler Program, AAC evaluations and therapy, screenings.
  • Julie Lieberman Neale, MA, Professional Coach and Consultant
    JLN Coaching and Consulting  |  San Mateo
    (415) 377-7521  |   
    julie@jlncoaching.com
    Coaches and consults with parents of children with autism.  Provides parents with resources and information, facilitation to develop a plan after diagnosis, and strategies to prioritize and sustain themselves through the process of championing their child.
  • Alexia Mazzone, MS, CCC-SLP  |  (650) 344-9961                         
    TALK – Teaching & Assessing Language for Kids  |  Burlingame
    www.talkpeninsula.com  |  info@talkpeninsula.com
    Pediatric speech and language therapy practice offering assessments and programs for speech, voice, language, fluency, social and developmental delays and disorders.
  • Melisa Kaye, MS, OTR/L  |  (415) 533-0324                         
    Firefly Center: Therapy Services for Children  |  San Mateo
    www.fireflycenter.com  |  melisa@fireflycenter.com
    Occupational therapy for children, including fine motor and handwriting, large motor skills/sports, eye-hand coordination and perception, sensory processing and integration, self-regulation, social skills and school readiness.
  • Judy McCrary Koeppen, MS, CCC SLP
    Director, Speech Language Pathologist
    (650) 576-4271  |  
    Sage Therapy   |   Redwood City
    www.sagetherapy.com  |  judy@sagetherapy.com
    Specializing in pediatric speech, occupational and feeding therapies.  Vendor for GGRC “zero to three.”  Focus on play-based therapy, functional goals, and family education and involvement.  Special addition of Izzy the therapy dog.  
  • OT 4 Kids  |  Belmont  |  (650) 592-1112
    www.ot-4kids.com  |  pvolpeot@comcast.net
    Occupational therapy for children (ages 3-10) to enhance sensory/ motor development.  Therapy addresses gross motor skills (balance and coordination), fine motor skills including handwriting, spatial perception, sensory sensitivity, difficulty with modulation and self-regulation. Screenings offered for kindergarten readiness.

 


Need Help? Check out the Family Consultant Service

Are you worried that your lack of a will and estate plan may leave your family unprepared for unseen events? Are you finding that despite all of your co-op parenting skills you feel consistently challenged by the task of raising a “spirited” toddler?  Do you suspect that your child may need speech therapy and testing?  The Family Consultant Service is a directory that lists experts who can help with the following issues:

  • Individual and family counseling
  • Health and Wellness
  • Speech therapy
  • Financial and estate planning
  • Tutoring
  • Occupational therapy
  • Learning disabilities
  • Educational difficulties