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Expertise
  • Knowledge of schools, treatment facilities, therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness programs and young adult transitional programs. This knowledge is obtained and updated from extensive contact with key persons in charge of programs, and from frequent travel to visit schools throughout the U.S.
  • Knowledge of schools, programs and resources within the community.
  • Communication with professional colleagues throughout the U.S. via email, listerve, phone calls.
  • Attendance at conferences and professional presentations.
  • For over 25 years, Virginia Reiss and Susan Miltner have advised thousands of parents and students about school placement, as well as treatment options and programs. They have worked actively with children, adolescents and young adults at all levels.
Virginia Reiss
Virginia Reiss Ms. Reiss is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP 652), a Certified Educational Planner, a Credentialed School Administrator, Credentialed School Psychologist, Fellow of The American Psychotherapy Association, and Diplomate of The American Board of Forensic Examiners. Prior to opening her private practice, she served students at the local public schools as well as for the Marin County Office of Education in Marin County, CA. Fundamental to her ability to make educational placement and treatment recommendations is her firsthand knowledge of schools, colleges, and specialized programs coupled with her accredited skill in assessing emotional needs and determining causes of learning difficulties.

In more than thirty years' work, she has helped thousands of parents and their children with all aspects of personal educational planning; individualized learning assessments, school selection and enrollment, crisis intervention, family counseling and court testimony.

Based on Virginia's excellent reputation for producing positive and consistent results with at-risk children and their families, she is a recipient of the Woodbury Reports, Inc. "Excellence in Education Award". Virginia holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University. She is the mother of three adult children.

Susan Miltner
Susan Miltner Ms. Miltner is a Certified Educational Planner and holds a masters degree in education from Sonoma State University (thesis on students with emotional disturbance). In addition, she holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, and a B.S. from C.S.U. Fresno. For more than eleven years, she has partnered with Virginia Reiss in helping students and families. She is skilled in advocating for students with learning differences. She advises families on choices of alternative educational and therapeutic schools, as well as young adult transition programs. She is the mother of two adult children.