TESTIMONIALS

COLLEGE ADVISING

"Through Emile Educational Consulting, Elaine offers a variety of services including academic tutoring, college counseling and application support, and professional resume drafting. Between my four children and myself, we have accessed all of these services with great success. Elaine has a unique ability to connect with and engage students so that they can learn to work to their full potential. When guiding a family through the college application process, Elaine has a comprehensive and thorough approach in identifying potential colleges; evaluating the college’s program against the student’s academic and social/emotional needs; and guiding the student through the college application process with a clear schedule and well-defined deliverables so that applications are completed and submitted in a timely manner, with the student (not the parent!) completing the applications. All four of my children (two with special educational needs) worked with Elaine to identify and apply to the colleges that they attended, and I could not be more pleased with how smoothly the process (which can be fraught with emotion and procrastination) went! In addition, when I needed to dust off my resume due to a career change, Elaine reviewed and redesigned it, so that my resume was concise, visually appealing, and relevant to the job market I was entering.

 

For all of the above reasons, as well as the fact that Elaine is such a warm, smart, funny, and energetic person, I whole-heartedly recommend Elaine Morales-Thomason and Emile Educational Consulting!"

                                                                                                                                  - Former Client

COLLEGE ADVISING

"I can’t thank Elaine enough. I called her in a panic because my daughter was in the middle of a nightmare experience with another college counselor and we needed immediate help. Elaine took command getting all the pieces organized quickly so that we could meet all the deadlines that were approaching within that week. She was supportive and clear, providing a structured schedule for my daughter. Her package of services is complete, including preparation for the transition to college life. She is professional and completely supportive during the entire process, including giving emotional support to my daughter through this time of change. My daughter was better prepared for this huge transition because of Elaine. Elaine is the best!"

                                                                                                                                  - Former Client

COLLEGE ADVISING

"I got into UWS (the school in Portland)! Thank you so much for all of your help over the past 10 years (eeeeek). I’m so appreciative of you and how much time and energy you put into helping me accomplish most things in my life. I truly don’t think I’d be where I am in life without you!!"

                                                                                                                                  - Former Client

COLLEGE ADVISING

"Our son has executive functioning difficulties stemming from anxiety and depression.  During his junior year of high school, we employed the services of Elaine Morales-Thomason of Emile Educational Consulting. Upon meeting our son, Elaine quickly identified his strengths and weakness, and the supports he would need to succeed in college. Elaine is extremely knowledgeable and communicates expectations in a kind, thoughtful, and compassionate manner. This enabled her to build a strong rapport with our son which allowed him to take ownership of the college search and application process. He was accepted to the college of his choice (among many others) with a substantial scholarship. He just completed his fall semester. Not only did he make Dean's List, but as importantly, he was able to build a strong social community of friends and supporters. Thanks to Elaine, his school is a perfect fit. We highly recommend her services!"

                                                                                                                                  - Former Client

"Elaine has been an invaluable resource to our family. She is professional, warm, and kind; she has deep expertise in her field and is very talented at working with teenagers. She makes it clear that she respects and has empathy for their perspective and earns their trust. Over the year that she has worked with my sons, she has built strong relationships with them, which has allowed her to be an effective coach.

 

Elaine has also provided tremendous support to me and my husband as we navigated the admissions process for high school and prepared to send another child to college.  While her knowledge of, and connections with, day and boarding schools is impressive, it is her holistic approach toward assessing the fit between student and school that we found particularly valuable.  Elaine was able to help our children understand how they can be their best selves and take concrete steps toward achieving their goals. Our experience with Elaine provided growth on so many levels: academic, emotional, and social, and we are very grateful for her wise and heartfelt support."

                                                                                                                                   - Current Client

PROGRAM & SCHOOL PLACEMENT

PROGRAM & SCHOOL PLACEMENT

"When we met Elaine, we had already placed our daughter a year ago in a school that did not support her because she had unknown learning disabilities, that were only discovered after we brought her home without one credit achieved. We were frantic and really needed someone to help us progress quickly, so that we wouldn’t lose any more precious time.  We had to turn around a very complicated situation.  Elaine was not only willing and able to help us in this critical time, but she was able to expedite the process and provide us with the best school options available to our daughter, after eliminating eleven schools on our list. Her follow up was incredible and very sensitive to the hard decisions that we had to make.  She encouraged us and  followed up with the school to make sure that it was a great fit for all involved.  When parents go through this there are so many emotions flying, but having Elaine there at a moment’s notice for questions, reassurance, and help made the process and our decisions solid.  She really helped us in a very sensitive and emotional time.  If you are looking, stop now, she’s your lady!  Professional and heartfelt; she is wonderful." 

                                                                                                                                  - Former Client

"I can honestly say Elaine saved my son’s life. After losing my husband to suicide, my 14 year old high school freshman began to act out at home and school. He started to vape and smoke pot, experiment with alcohol, and scariest was the disrespect he showed me at home. I was a prisoner in my house. I would dread him walking in the door after school. He was out of control and I felt I had no control over him – no boundary was respected and I began to fear for both of us. The last straw was when I had to call 911 because he took some prescription pills that didn’t belong to him. He refused to go to therapy and it was his call for help. Thankfully, while he was admitted to the hospital, an adolescent psychiatrist told me about Elaine. I had never heard of an educational consultant, or wilderness therapy or therapeutic boarding schools for that matter. Fast forward 10 months and my son is starting to gain insight. He’s opening up during our Skype family therapy sessions and starting to empathize and respect me. I’m on my way to visit him at his school Elaine found for us. I absolutely love the program and the staff. For the first time in a long time, I’m actually excited to see my boy. Elaine, I truly appreciate everything you did. You were so warm and caring and really GOT my son. You knew what he needed and found the best possible place. You were there to hold my hand through the entire process and I hope one day to be using you for help selecting a college! Thanks again and I’m available if any families need to talk to me."

                                                                                                                                   - Former Client

PROGRAM & SCHOOL PLACEMENT

"Elaine was a lifesaver for our family!  When are kids were drowning and we didn’t know where to turn, Elaine was able to confidently guide us through this most difficult time in our lives.  Her expert knowledge and incredible sensitivity enabled us to make the appropriate and best decisions for our kids. We have come through the process better than ever and can’t thank Elaine enough!  We highly recommend her!"

                                                                                                                                   - Former Client

PROGRAM & SCHOOL PLACEMENT

CONSULTING & PLANNING

"Our three daughters have worked with Elaine from middle school, high school and into college.  The experience for our family has been life changing and fantastic!  She met each child where they were and taught them learning skills, coping strategies and life principles that are wise and invaluable.  To be honest, it has been a relief to have Elaine take responsibility for a large portion of the school and college planning process.  Yet at the same time, she involved us as parents so that together we could work as three legs of the stool (kid, parents and education counselor).  Elaine faces reality and is not afraid to have difficult conversations and make recommendations that she believes in. Parenting is not easy.  With Elaine on our team we felt much more confident in our decisions as parents, and the outcomes they have led to for our girls."

                                                                                                                                   - Former Client

CONSULTING & PLANNING

"Our daughter has LD's and emotional issues that have made school and life challenging.  Over the years we have sought out help, but it wasn't until we hired Emile (Elaine) that a true and viable plan began to materialize.  Elaine not only is an excellent Ed Consultant, she also has a clinical background that serves her and her students well.  We have been so impressed with the careful attention, thought, and planning that Elaine has provided.  She took a girl with complicated issues, gained her trust, and together they made a plan that is working!  For the first time, my daughter has a vision and confidence in her school and life plan.  Highly recommend Emile Consulting!"

                                                                                                                                   - Current Client

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

"Elaine is a collaborator, A real true team member. She cares deeply about the families and students she works with. I feel it in every conversation.  I would trust her with my own child."

                                                                                                                         - Wilderness Therapist

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

"As she provides educational and program consultation, Elaine Morales-Thomason is the quintessential professional, bringing to the process an exceptional combination of insight and compassion along with up-to-date knowledge, expertise, dedication, and attention to detail that benefits not just students, but also the families who love and support them."

                                                                                                                         - Clinical Psychologist

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

"Your astute observations were crucial in helping me understand Sarah and the family dynamics."

                                                                                                                                   - Colleague

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

"In my 12 plus years as an RTC therapist Elaine is on my top 5 list of Ed consultants. She has the perfect balance of being involved to support the therapist and the parents, and she will bend over backward to support, yet she can also let the therapist do their job and she does not try to take the case over. Her clinical eye was spot on during assessment, her suggestions were really helpful with treatment plans and interventions, and her help at the end of the program stay has been perfectly individualized for the boy. Once I had a big emergency with one of my boys and Elaine was so great to work with for me and the parents during that time. She was a perfect blend of support and suggestion and she was always available as we needed her. During the emergency, she helped share the burden with me so the parents had constant contact and support whenever they needed and her communication with me was awesome."

                                                                                                                                   - RTC Therapist

"Working with Elaine Morales of Emile Educational Consulting has been nothing short of a highly professional, streamlined process of exchanging important information of clients' histories, and more importantly, is the transferring of the vision and potential that is within the clients' reach with the right coaching and supports.

 

Elaine has served as a crucial player within the process of placing students, with her attuned ability to gather and consolidate a lifetime of information from multiple sources and identify the appropriate and most effective style of support, down to the individual personalities that will be able to comfortably reach and assist her clients into becoming the best, most productive, and personally satisfied version of themselves."

                                                                                                          - Wilderness Admissions Director 

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

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