Why We Recommend Hiring a Therapeutic Educational Consultant


Therapeutic Educational Consultants are professionals who assist parents. They assist in finding the right therapeutic and/or academic setting for their adolescent or young adults before, and after, Summit Achievement.

We recommend parents hire a consultant. We want parents to have access to the most up-to-date information about schools and programs for aftercare planning.

Enlisting a consultant at the beginning of a students’ stay at Summit helps keep parents informed of all the options that are available after Summit.


Therapeutic Educational Consultants, are most likely members of the following associations:

To be a member of either of these organizations, educational consultants must adhere to ethical standards. These standards to help ensure unbiased and objective advice to parents. These also ensure consultants are not receiving any sort of compensation or quid pro quo from programs.

Professionals associated with these two organization attend conferences and trainings to keep up to date on best practices.


Therapeutic Educational Consultants regularly visit programs (like Summit) to keep up to date on any changes that may occur.  Some  consultants have worked in therapeutic programs in the past and many have advanced mental health degrees, certifications and training.

Summit recommends that parents interview several consultants to find out how they work with families as well as how they charge for their services.

If you do not have an educational consultant and are considering Summit or you are currently a parent of a student at Summit please ask our Admissions Director or your child’s assigned clinician and they will give you a list of therapeutic consultants in your area.