What is the Consultant Service?

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 the Consultant 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.

  • 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 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.

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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