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Consultant Service

What is it?

The Consultant Service offers professional help of trained psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nutritionists, acupuncturists, and speech therapists for short-term assistance and/or referral. The Consultant Service was established to help co-op families with all questions or concerns arising from any type challenges with relationships (i.e., child/parent, spouse, partner, extended family, etc.) and situations (behavioral concerns, educational concerns, developmental concerns, moving, family illness, depression, medication, divorce, trauma, etc.).

Who May Use this Service?

This service is for all of the people who are members of the San Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (SFCPPNS). Any person who lives in the home of a child enrolled in a SFCPPNS member school; directors; paid staff members; and alumni families can all use the consultant service.

How Do I Pay For an Appointment?

The SFCPPNS has an arrangement for Consultants to provide their services to co-op families, staff, and alumni at a greatly discounted rate for up to four sessions per school year, per family. In certain circumstances SFCPPNS may approve additional sessions for a family in the same school year.

The fee is paid directly to the consultant at the time of your appointment. If you are unable to keep an appointment, the consultant must be given 24-hour notice; otherwise you must pay for missed appointments. If you wish to continue seeing the consultant beyond the four sessions per school year, you can discuss payment arrangements directly with the consultant.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

You do not need to inform anyone connected to your school. This service is confidential. You may contact the consultant directly or you may contact the Consultant Liaison at, to help you make an appointment, if you prefer.

Speakers Bureau/Mediation/Consultations

Consultants are also available to speak at parent education meetings, at member meetings to speak to specific points relevant to your school, for mediation, and for on-site observation and consulting at school. Please contact at for more details.

Meet Our Consultants ...

Here is a list of the consultants who currently offer their assistance through the SFCPPNS Consultant Service. We hope that you will find this informative and that you will be encouraged to use this very valuable service available to all co-op staff, co-op parents and their families.


Holly N. Boland MS, L.Ac. | (415) 282-1766 | 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1212 San Francisco, CA 94104 |

Parent Coach

Aki Raymer, MA | 510-410-9919 |

Speech & language therapists

Jill Flores M.S., CCC-SLP

(415) 690-9249 | 3514 Geary Boulevard, Suite #306, San Francisco, CA 94118 | On-site visits only

Liesl Wenzke Hartmann M.A., CCC-SLP | (415) 310-6269 | 672 2nd Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118 |

Occupational therapists

Meilani Connolly OTR/L Pediatric OT | (415) 702-0028 | 945 Taraval Street, #204 San Francisco, CA 94116 |

Ushma Sampat M.S., OTR/L, CAS | (415) 878-5151 | 342 Miramar Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112 | | Other languages spoken: Hindi, Gujarati

Michelle Kemper MS, OTR/L, RYT | (415) 800-7674 | 742 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 |

Physical therapists

Bethany Gradert MSPT | (415) 654-5324 | 1772 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 |

Alexandra Franceschi PT, DPT

(415) 654-5324 | 1772 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 |

Psychotherapists/Marriage & Family Therapists

Steven Abrams, MFT | (650) 784-1013 | 3877 25th St., San Francisco 94114 & 1601 Bayshore #123, Burlingame 94010 |

Aimee Rozen, MFT | (415) 407-3936 | 4002 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 |

Gabie Berliner Ph.D., LCSW

(415) 751-7476 | 120 Commonwealth Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Susan R. Bernstein MFT | (415) 282-7447 | 3841 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 | 2931 Shattuck Avenue, Suite #103, Berkeley, CA 94705

Sarina Castro Ph.D.

(415) 820-3932 | 2196 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 |

Elizabeth Corsale MFT | (415) 573-5955 | 1300 25th Avenue, Suite 100. San Francisco, CA

Isela Cueva Rizzi MFT

(415) 267-3903 | 3974 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 | Other languages spoken: Spanish

Lauren Cunningham MSW, LCSW

(415) 585-4551 | 35 Vicente Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127

Cecilie Herring Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | 415-517-9319 | 1122 Clement Street, SF, CA 94118 San Francisco, 94122 |

Kym Sites M.S., MFT

(415) 922-9446 | 3249 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Carol S. Winetsky Ph.D. | (415) 923-9170 | 3637 Sacramento Street, Suite H, San Francisco CA 94118

Special education and learning behaviorists

Susan Dambroff Special Educator/Consultant

(415) 279-8090 | 2196 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 | On-site visits only