What is ADHD? The National Institute of Mental Health defines Attention Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) as ” a term used to describe a group of behaviors that most often appear in young, school-aged children.” How is ADHD diagnosed? There is no one test that can diagnose ADHD. A trained mental health professional, or physician can assist in ruling out […]
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The diagnosis of schizophrenia and other mental health disorders is increasingly becoming a more scientific process. A new blood test from veripsych looks at biomarkers found in the patients blood that are associated with schizophrenia. The company partnered with Cambridge University in creating the new blood test. While the blood test alone is not intended to diagnose […]
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A new UCSF led study, published in PLoS ONE, found that people who suffer from certain cases of major depression may have an elevated risk of suffering from serious illness. Important to note is that it’s the length of time the individual goes untreated that seems to be the critical factor. People with long-term depression […]
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We have become a culture that is constantly connected , and are obsessed with our social media websites. In this day and age we are finding that there have been some harmful side effects for the instant connections we are able to make. ” Facebook depression” is the latest in this list. It is unclear […]
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Although this is a bit of an academic read, it provides great information on learning disabilities. A great read for professionals and parents.
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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.
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.
For families in need of a new or modified treatment team.
For families who need options outside of the home.
Providing best fit options in a safe and secure 'real world' environment.
Creating structure and support through past learnings.