What is the Consultant Service?

The Consultant Service offers subsidized 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 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 anyone living in the home of a child enrolled in a SFCPPNS member school, directors, paid staff members, and alumni families.

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. 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 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 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 make an appointment.

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

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.


Parent Coach

Speech & Language Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Physical Therapists

Psychotherapists and Marriage & Family Therapists

Special Education and Learning Behaviorists

  • Susan Dambroff, Special Educator/Consultant | (415) 279-8090 | 2196 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 | On-site visits only