To: The Treatment Team
From: Shayna Abraham, MA

Hello, and welcome. This section is devoted to therapists, psychiatrists, lawyers, and other professionals who are all a part of the troubled young adult or adolescent's treatment team. I know your time is extremely valuable. Adding a therapeutic consultant to the treatment team can help you reduce time spent researching programs and other resources you may not be familiar with, allowing the therapy session to again be focused on the family and how to heal the relationships.

I've compiled some of the most common questions and concerns professionals have with regards to therapeutic and educational consulting, Prepare To Bloom, and the industry we opperate in. Please browse at your convenience, and don't hesitate to call me at 650-888-4575 if you have any questions.

Best regards

Consultants: the best choice for your clients and your business.

Consultants enable therapists to opperate more efficiently, allowing therapists to better serve more clients. You already know that phone-tag can be one of the most time consuming and frustrating aspects of getting the 'big picture'. All of the professionals who are a part of the overall treatment team for the client are very busy, so following up with emails and phone calls can take hours or days. We are here to help you by constantly checking in on the progress of our mutual clients. Whether we're listening in on a wilderness therapy call or directly contacting a doctor or school administrator, we have the information you need. A quick phone call to us can deliver to you an up-to-the-minute status report.

The Family Systems Approach

Why Refer to Prepare To Bloom?

  • Rapid Response - You already know that in a crisis situation, getting the best help available as quickly as possible is absolutely essential for ensuring your clients return to a healthy state. Therapeutic consultants can dramatically speed up the process of getting your clients into the right program quickly.
  • Relentless Acumen - We work incessantly to critically examine our massive database of therapeutic and educational programs, RTC's, boarding schools, and other services so that when your client becomes our client, we can determine the most appropriate placement the first time.
  • Travel - We visit programs in person so that we have first hand knowledge of the environment your client will be in.
  • Cost Effective - Prepare To Bloom offers services at very reasonable rates. We work off of a retainer, or by the hour.
  • Longevity - We stay with the family through the duration of the treatment process.
  • Transition - When you've hit a road block in out patient therapy, and it's time to take action, referring to a consultant provides an excellent que to the family that its time for the next step.
  • Parent Support - We can work with parents to help create structure in the home from understanding family values to creating rules and expectations for kids.
  • Direct Access - Families referred to Prepare To Bloom speak directly with the consultant they will be working with.
  • Flexibility - We know that each family has individual needs. This is why we offer multiple ways to meet with families from in home meetings to conference calls and Skype. We make every effort for parents and our clients to feel at ease with this difficult process.
Shayna Abraham, M.A.
Owner, Lead Consultant
(650) 888-4575
Twitter: @preparetobloom
PO BOX 31520
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Prepare To Bloom, LLC

Therapeutic and Educational Consulting

Prepare To Bloom is a San Francisco Bay Area based consulting firm devoted to helping families make good therapeutic and educational choices. We were founded in the spring of 2011 bringing years of knowledge, experience, and expertise to help make a decision that is well informed and wise... a decision that will best enable an adolescent or young adult to grow to their full potential.

We specialize in placing adolescents and young adults in American therapeutic programs. We welcome the opportunity to work with families located within the United States and abroad.

Shayna Abraham, M.A.

Owner, Lead Consultant

Shayna Abraham holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Eating Disorders from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She has completed additional course work in chemical dependency at California State University, East Bay. Prior to full time consulting, she worked therapeutically with a wide range of clients including adults, adolescents, children and families.

Shayna understands that each family she works with has unique and often complex challenges. Her intent is to meet each family where they are and guide them to reach their individually defined goals. Over the past decade, she has worked with hundreds of families and has placed clients in academic and therapeutic settings.

Shayna regularly travels nationally and internationally, maintaining her direct knowledge of schools and programs. This allows her to cultivate relationships directly with each of the professionals and programs she recommends. She utilizes her in-depth understanding of diagnosis, assessment, and treatment to advocate for her clients while guiding the family through the entire treatment process.


For families who are just beginning to see the signs and the symptoms of trouble.

Family Support

For families in need of a new or modified treatment team.


For families who need options outside of the home.

After Care

Providing best fit options in a safe and secure 'real world' environment.

Home Planning

Creating structure and support through past learnings.