"My wife and I met Deborah in the midst of crisis over what to do with our son. He was out of control and headed down a dangerous path. Deborah was a voice of calm, support and hope in the midst of a very dark and frightening time for us. She spent hours with us, even before we had decided what to do, and patiently described the options and overall processes available to provide help for our son. Once she became our education consultant, she was a tenacious advocate for our family. She was in constant communication throughout the entire time helping us understand and evaluate options and gauge process during the time our son was away. She connected us with exceptional programs and facilities that on our own, we never would have been able to engage with or even identify. Our son has now completed his 2nd year of University and is on his way to a career and successful life on his own. We have a relationship with him that is loving and positive. I highly recommend Deborah for her knowledge, commitment and expertise."
"Deborah has a breadth of experience and personal knowledge of individual professionals that enable her to introduce her clients to a list of educational options specifically appropriate to their child's situation. She is receptive and responsive to probing inquiries and concerns. I was very pleased with her recommendations and assistance."R. G.
"Deborah tirelessly led my family through a crisis situation with the utmost skill, patience and sincerity. Her knowledge of the therapeutic educational system and dedication to researching the schools, curriculum and their specialized programs was invaluable. In addition, her ability to develop solid, trusting relationships with many contacts within the therapeutic community was instrumental in finding exactly the right programs and people to work with my son."S. P.
"Deborah's professionalism, care, and attention to detail are hallmarks of her work. She is an individual with tenacity and completes each project expeditiously and with genuine passion. Deborah is a creative problem solver and has an excellent track record working with adolescents, young adults and families. I highly recommend Deborah without hesitation. Feel free to contact me for additional details."B. J. F.
"Deborah is a consultant that is very hands on. She walks clients through the process of finding the best care and treatment for their children. She does a very good job at reassuring parents and alleviating their anxieties throughout their children's treatment/recovery. Deborah really understands the industry."R. N.
"Deborah's work ethic is beyond reproach, she can see the whole picture and she also invovles herself to a high degree with her clients to provide the best care possible. Deborah has a vast knowledge of the educational consulting field, the different programs and their specialties. Deborah understands the needs of the parents in crisis who come to her and their children who count on her to find the best possible solution to their needs. I highly endorse Deborah in her field of educational support."V. S.
"It was great that you came out to our house to chat with our son since there was no getting him to an appointment with anybody! Least of all an Educational Consultant! Having "been there, done that" with many kids, she held out hope in our darkest days. I will always be grateful for your multitude of ideas and options.M. M.
"We wasted over a year placing our son in the wrong school. The placement occurred after we had done a great deal of research, talked to parents whose children attended the school, and visited the school personally. At the time we saw no reason to use a professional because we were willing to invest the time and energy into finding the right placement for our son. After connecting, you placed our son in a great setting for him and us. The placement occurred after several meetings during which you connected with our son and found out what he wanted in a school. My only regret is that it took us so long to find you."P. & A. D.
"Words cannot express how much we appreciate what you did for our family. You've got great judgment."G & V. D.
"Non-judgmental, polite, patient treatment. Made us feel like we were your only clients."P. & C. S.
"You were thorough, professional, understanding, compassionate, and you know when to "push", which we needed."P. & J. B.
"Your understanding and support of my son and me was crucial. It kept us going and restored my optimism."M. R.
"You were always patient, called back in a timely manner, were a very good listener, totally empathetic...We always felt you were available to hear us out and work through concerns, loved the fact that you offered to meet with Matt, liked the fact that you were on the Wilderness Programs calls...You are a gem!"S & B. B.
"Deborah was an invaluable resource for me at a very difficult time. Her patience, understanding and knowledge assisted me in getting my daughter the help she needed. She was with me all the way."E. O.
"We were greatly relieved to connect with you as we were exploring options for our daughter, and we found your guidance and support to be absolutely invaluable. The placement was perfectly suited for her, and your insights and caring met our needs, too. She is back home and doing very well."L & P. P.
"What can we say about a person who was pivotal in saving our family and saving our daughter’s life? Without Deborah Thomason we would have stayed stuck in the nightmare of having an alcoholic self-destructive child. With her help we found, not only hope and peace, but also an effective customized plan to move forward. Our daughter experienced treatment success and graduated high school. What followed was a long relapse and treatment failure. Eventually, at 23, our daughter called Deborah herself to be expertly matched with an adult program and with a phenomenal therapist at that program. Now she is sober, incredibly happy, and starting her career within the treatment industry. She has found her calling in life! Importantly, Deborah was with us every step of the way on this journey. We will never be able to express what this has meant to us. Deborah Thomason, and those in the programs she chose for us, saved our daughter’s life, our marriage, and the very life of our family itself. We recommend her without reservation, to anyone and any family searching for help and resolution. Her experience, honor, insight, and incredible work ethic were beyond our expectations. Thank you so much"