Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness has established a long-standing track record in collaboration with therapeutic educational consultants, ensuring that families receive appropriate treatment at the right program, for the right reasons, and at the right time.
What is an Educational or Therapeutic Consultant?
Understanding Therapeutic Educational Consultants
Therapeutic educational consultants are professionals specializing in offering advocacy, assessments, guidance, and support for families navigating behavioral or mental health treatment options for their struggling pre-teen, troubled teen, or young adult.
These consultants maintain a high level of expertise in various treatment options, including outpatient programs, residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools, and wilderness therapy programs. Considered as the coaches of your family's mental health treatment team, they often possess backgrounds in behavioral health, counseling, independent schools, special education, addiction, substance abuse, and intervention.
Many of these professionals are affiliated with respected organizations such as the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) or the Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA), known for their commitment to integrity and quality standards.
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
The IECA, a not-for-profit professional association, boasts a diverse membership of over 1,000 international professionals. These consultants provide support for various needs, including College Admission Advising, Day and Boarding School Advising, and Graduate and Professional School Advising. Some specialize exclusively in therapeutic support, addressing issues such as Learning Disability/Neurodiversity Advising, crisis intervention, and emotional/behavioral difficulties.
For more information, visit the IECA website or contact us for personalized assistance.
Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA)
Unlike the IECA, the TCA is a not-for-profit professional association specifically tailored for therapeutic educational consultants. TCA members, with deep knowledge and experience in schools and programs, are dedicated to advancing the field of Therapeutic Educational Consulting through collaboration, training, education, and ethical standards.
Visit the TCA website for further details or contact us for insights into TCA and connections with suitable consultants.
Why Hire a Therapeutic Education Consultant?
Hiring a therapeutic educational consultant is a crucial decision, as they not only offer recommendations and referrals but also ensure comprehensive and effective care for your loved one. Some additional benefits include:
- Advocacy on behalf of the parents, children and family
- Expertise in matching a young person's needs with the strengths of the chosen program
- Personal visits to recommended clinicians and programs
- In-depth knowledge of program details beyond literature and websites
- Membership in a nationwide network of placement specialists for tailored support
- Cost savings by helping parents avoid common mistakes.
For further assistance or to explore how a therapeutic educational consultant can benefit your family, feel free to contact us today ➔