Consultants

What is the Consultant Service?

The Consultant Service offers subsidized psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nutritionists, acupuncturists, occupational therapists and speech therapists for short-term assistance, assessments and/or referral.

The Consultant Service was established to help co-op families with questions or concerns arising from 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 the Consultant Service?

This service is for all members of the San Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (SFCPPNS), including families enrolled in a SFCPPNS member school, directors, paid staff members, and alumni families.

Parents and families are responsible for selecting a consultant from the list below and contacting them independently. SFCPPNS does not contact, coordinate, or schedule appointments for families and consultants.

How Do I Pay For an Appointment?

The SFCPPNS has an arrangement with consultants to provide their services at a greatly discounted rate for up to four sessions per school year, per family. If a family has more than one child enrolled in a SFCPPNS member school, than that child is eligible for an additional four sessions per school year. In certain circumstances SFCPPNS may approve additional sessions for a family in the same school year.

  • Current co-op families and staff pay $35 per session for up to four sessions per family for the 23/24 school year. That amount shall be $50 per session for up to four sessions per family for the school year starting for the 24/25 school year.
  • Alumni families pay $70 per session for up to four sessions per school year.

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

Please note that some services, such as speech therapy, may require a one-time assessment and fee. This fee is not covered by the Co-op Council. Some consultants may apply the subsidized fee to these assessments, in lieu of the four sessions. Please confirm with your consultant.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

Parents and families are responsible for selecting a consultant from the list below and contacting them independently. SFCPPNS does not contact, coordinate, or schedule appointments for families and consultants.

You do not need to inform anyone connected to your school. This service is confidential.

Speakers Bureau, Mediation, Consultations

Consultants are also available to speak at:

  • Parent education meetings
  • Member meetings related to specific topics at your school
  • Mediation
  • On-site observation and consulting at school

Are you a consultant interested in joining this program?

Please contact at consultantliaison@sfcoopcouncil.org for information on becoming a part of the program.

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.

Acupuncturists

Parent Coach

Speech & Language Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Physical Therapists

Psychotherapists and Marriage & Family Therapists

Special Education and Learning Behaviorists

  • Susan Dambroff, Special Educator/Consultant
    susandsf@yahoo.com | (415) 279-8090 | 531 29th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 | On-site visits only