Developmental Crisis Planning
For various reasons, students of any age may find themselves facing academic obstacles, emotional distress, and/or diminished confidence that interferes with their ability to meet the demands of their educational, family, or social environments. At this time of crisis, schools, families, and often the student him or herself are most focused on the apparent vulnerabilities, mistakes, and constitutional features of the individual that may be contributing to the unwanted situation.
Our consultants see the student’s crisis through the inherently optimistic perspective of developmental psychology, which presumes that we are not finished; that everyone of us can acquire better and stronger skills for living and learning; and that we can unlearn habits that have not served us, our families, communities or our futures well.
We work only with premier programs and schools well suited to address each student’s unique needs. We identify appropriate therapeutic and/or educational options that reveal the path from crisis to stability and academic progress, when the student transitions 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 also manages the team of McMillan Education consultants. In addition to her leadership of the firm, Sarah continues to love bringing her experience in schools and colleges to her work with a wide variety of families seeking independent day and boarding school, college, graduate program or crisis planning assistance. Get to know Sarah