All Kinds of News for January 13, 2021
Educational and therapeutic consulting firm HarrisKramer & Liston (HK&L) is thrilled to announce its expansion with three additional dynamic consultants. HK&L matches students from preschool to college and beyond with the schools and programs that fit their unique needs, partnering with families on the journey from challenge to success. Areas of expertise range from traditional and specialized day and boarding schools to a broad range of therapeutic options including those that specialize in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse. Coverage areas now include New York, Connecticut, the Greater Boston area, and the Southwest region of the US.
“I am ecstatic because our new consultants are inspiring, energetic, and deeply committed to the health and success of our young people and their families,” said Jodi Liston, President of HK&L.
Katie Conroy Ciervo joins HK&L bringing years of professional knowledge and personal insights into guiding and supporting families in crisis. For over six years, she served as the Director of Admissions and Outreach for a young adult transitional program. Katie then transitioned from the program side to the family and placement work she enjoys most, as an Independent Therapeutic and Educational Consultant with a practice in Connecticut for the past several years. She is also certified as a parent coach from The JAI Institute of Parent Coaching and a member of the International Association of Coaches (IAC). Her dedication to making each and every family feel heard and understood is recognized by colleagues around the industry. Katie brings her expertise, knowledge, and care to a thorough and individualized approach to placement. Katie expressed, “I couldn’t be more excited to join HarrisKramer & Liston. I have admired them since I’ve worked in the industry. I look forward to continuing supporting families, coaching parents and being a part of this collaborative experienced team.”
Also joining HK&L is Kate Deily, bringing a background of 14 years as an educator, supervisor, parent coach, mentor, and finally Director of Admissions for a therapeutic boarding school for adolescent girls. She is a consummate listener and learner, having seen firsthand the change that can happen when a family and student are connected with the right treatment program. Kate is passionate about working with families to get their children the help they need and create the smoothest transition for everyone involved. Families find Kate’s energy, compassion and experience on the programmatic side of treatment, as well as her business acumen, grounding as they navigate the unknown. Kate stated, “I am very excited to be joining the strong team at HK&L and to continue to provide hope and healing to families.”
Elisabeth Swain, a passionate educator with more than fifteen years of teaching and administration experience in independent schools and nonprofit development, brings to HK&L her knowledge and expertise in assisting families transitioning from a therapeutic milieu to a specialized or mainstream school. Elisabeth holds a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College and two master’s degrees in teaching and educational leadership. Her diverse background also includes serving as a leadership coach in both the private and public sectors. Residing in Rhode Island, just south of Greater Boston, Elisabeth has in-depth knowledge of New England schools, empowering her unique ability to find the environment that will allow each student to flourish. Guiding families with compassion and a holistic perspective, Elisabeth makes the application process less daunting. She sees the unique potential in each child she guides and provides a clear and detailed path from exploration to acceptance. Elisabeth commented, "I'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at Harris, Kramer & Liston. Their mission to ensure that students find the most fulfilling path for their education is one that truly resonates with me and I look forward to working with families as they move through this exciting process."
The HK&L collaborative approach empowers every team member to contribute her extensive experience to all HK&L clients. Customized solutions ensure that each family feels heard, seen, and supported and that every child or young adult is matched with the optimal school or program at which he or she can thrive.
About Harris Kramer & Liston
Harris Kramer & Liston (HK&L), founded in 2013, is an educational and therapeutic consulting firm based in Westchester, NY, with satellite offices in Manhattan, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Arizona. HK&L specializes in providing possibilities, offering various supports and structures to nourish families with genuine compassion and a commitment to unparalleled client service. In addition to visiting hundreds of schools and partnering with admission directors, therapists, and educators at each one, the firm personally meets with each family, evaluates records, and speaks with others who understand each child’s strengths and struggles. Ultimately the firm recommends and advocates for the “right fit” to help adolescents or young adults reach their unique potential and access their best selves.
For questions about current clients or referrals, contact 914-401-4442, Admin@HarrisKramer.com, or Jodi Liston, President of HK&L, at firstname.lastname@example.org.