To: Programs, Schools, and other service providers
From: Shayna Abraham, MA
Thank you for visiting the Prepare To Bloom web site. I've set up this portion of the site specifically for people working in therapeutic programs, schools, outdoor therapeutic programs, residential treatment centers, and other mental health and academic programs.
The key to a successful working relationship is communication. This is why, once a client is placed at a program, I take an active role as their advocate in the treatment process. This role also includes being a coach and a guide for the entire family. The specific communication pattern varies based upon the program, length of stay, and particular client needs. Once placement occurs, the specifics of the pattern of communication is discussed to make sure everyone is clear on the best ways to work together. Staying current is key to helping to prepare the family for what comes next as I may work with my clients through multiple phases of treatment.
Staying current is also why I spend time every month traveling around the country visiting and getting to know programs and the people who make them run. If you are interested in setting up a tour, or if there is additional information that would be helpful for you on this site, please don't hesitate to call me at 650-888-4575
There are a very large number of programs that are inappropriate for a particular person. The key to success lies in finding a program that will be the best fit. The vast number of programs available ensures there is always a "right" program for everyone. Finding that program or service is a time consuming and laborious process of research and review.
How does one go about finding the best program? It's a time consuming and stressful process, but it is possible for parents to do it themselves. We've created a flow chart that demonstrates what we've learned are two common paths. There's the easy way, and then there's the hard way. Click on each to see how it works.
Consultants at Prepare To Bloom coordinate all of these steps and more while serving as resolute advocates to our clients.
No matter where you are in this complex process, the 'Easy Way' is to call now.
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Therapeutic and Educational Consulting
Prepare To Bloom is a San Francisco Bay Area based consulting firm devoted to helping families make good therapeutic and educational choices. We were founded in the spring of 2011 bringing years of knowledge, experience, and expertise to help make a decision that is well informed and wise... a decision that will best enable an adolescent or young adult to grow to their full potential.
We specialize in placing adolescents and young adults in American therapeutic programs. We welcome the opportunity to work with families located within the United States and abroad.
Owner, Lead Consultant
Shayna Abraham holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Eating Disorders from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She has completed additional course work in chemical dependency at California State University, East Bay. Prior to full time consulting, she worked therapeutically with a wide range of clients including adults, adolescents, children and families.
Shayna understands that each family she works with has unique and often complex challenges. Her intent is to meet each family where they are and guide them to reach their individually defined goals. Over the past decade, she has worked with hundreds of families and has placed clients in academic and therapeutic settings.
Shayna regularly travels nationally and internationally, maintaining her direct knowledge of schools and programs. This allows her to cultivate relationships directly with each of the professionals and programs she recommends. She utilizes her in-depth understanding of diagnosis, assessment, and treatment to advocate for her clients while guiding the family through the entire treatment process.
For families who are just beginning to see the signs and the symptoms of trouble.
For families in need of a new or modified treatment team.
For families who need options outside of the home.
Providing best fit options in a safe and secure 'real world' environment.
Creating structure and support through past learnings.