Developmental Crisis Planning
For various reasons, students of any age may find themselves facing academic obstacles, emotional distress, behavioral missteps, and/or diminished confidence that interferes with their ability to meet the demands of their educational, family, or social environments. If your child is facing a crisis of this type, you know firsthand that schools, families, and often the young person him or herself are most focused on the apparent vulnerabilities, mistakes, and underlying personal deficits that are likely contributing to the unwanted situation.
By contrast, our educational counselors see your child’s crisis through the inherently optimistic perspective of developmental psychology, which presumes that we are not finished; that every one of us can acquire better and stronger skills for living and learning; and that we can unlearn and replace habits that have not served us, our families, communities or our futures well.
We work only with premier therapeutic and special needs programs and schools well suited to address each student’s unique needs. We identify appropriate therapeutic and/or educational options that reveal your child’s potential path from crisis to stability and academic progress. We guide you through the emotionally-charged and vulnerable moments of your child’s treatment with deeply caring and compassionate honesty, clarity, and professionalism. We strive for the ideal — to transition your child back to as typical an educational path as warranted and possible.
Our families are particularly reassured by our confidentiality, discretion and professionalism as we partner together to address the issues at the core of the crisis and undertake the process toward hope and renewal.
Get to know Sarah
Along with husband Don, Dr. Sarah McMillan manages the team of McMillan Education counselors. In close collaboration with the practice’s leadership team, Sarah enjoys continually enhancing the best guidance practices of the group by developing and delivering regular in-house supervision and professional development trainings focused on education and child, adolescent and young adult development.Get to know Sarah