Sometimes we just need to hear directly from families who get it. Below please find a few testimonials written about the process and how it has worked for some of our families. If at any point during the journey of hiring us you want to speak with a family, we will happily provide you with contact information so you can have an honest and direct conversation with a past client. We feel strongly that we want to make sure that we are the right consultant for you, and that this layer of transparency is crucial to the process.
"Bar has remarkable savvy and insight into the teenage brain as well as the parental worries / imperatives that are often at odds with one another. Steeped in a deep background of experience from having run his own school to a thorough knowledge of the many therapeutic programs around the country, Bar is adept at matching the personalities and needs of children in crisis with the critical support their families need to stem the tide of dangerous behavior and show the way to healing & peace. Amidst all the daunting costs of this parental journey, the funds allocated to Bar are among some of the most valuable. He is committed, ethical and an important resource in our family’s journey and our son’s recovery."
"Our son’s time in his wilderness was truly a turning point. His therapist was beyond a perfect match – she was able to dig deep and get to the root of and triggers for his substance use, anxiety and depression.
When our son was ready to graduate from his wilderness program, Bar was right by our sides again helping us find the perfect recovery / therapeutic boarding school setting. Currently, our son has been sober for 9 months and is going to complete high school on time. He is taking his SATs soon and is looking at colleges. He has not completed his program yet, but we are hopeful that he will continue to make progress.
Without the support of Bar, I’m not sure where our family would be now. The guilt, frustration, anger and sadness of having a struggling child is profoundly painful for the entire family unit. Although I don’t deny that I’m nervous about what lies next for our son, the impact of having a professional guiding our major decisions regarding his education and recovery has been helpful beyond words."