Phone Number
Physical Address
8238 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Other Locations
Little Silver, NJ
Jody Dobson and Ruby Laufer work with families whose children are not thriving in their current settings. The practice was founded in 1998, referring families and their children to independent day and boarding schools, therapeutic boarding schools (TBS), residential treatment centers (RTC), and wilderness therapy programs. Our practice also includes working with young adults, assisting with placements in varying levels of young-adult therapeutic settings. We begin with a full assessment of each client, arranging for further testing if necessary, developing a list of appropriate placements/schools, and guiding the family to the best choice. We then stay with the family for the full length of the placement, monitoring progress and assisting the family with each step of the process. We work with different types of learners and diagnoses, assisting families through the complex process of school and/or treatment placement. Little Silver NJ: 732-804-4919 Philadelphia PA 215-242-3587

General Information

< 50

Licenses & Certifications

MA, OTR/L Membership: IECA, SSATB, ASCEND, NATSAP (associate), TABS (associate), NAIS
Independent Education Consultants Association (IECA)
National Association of Schools & Programs (NATSAP)
Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA)

Training & Background

School Counselor
Social Work (Licensed or Unlicensed)
Special Education | Education
Therapist (Licensed or Unlicensed)
>25 years of placement experience & > 40 years as an educator

General Information

International, National, Regional
Hourly, ByPlacement, Custom
> 50


Addiction | Substance Treatment
Boarding School
Local Schools
Behavioral Health | Residential Treatment


Addiction | Substance Treatment
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Crisis Situations
Eating Disorders
Failure to Launch
Gender Identity
Learning Disabilities
Young Adults
We customize based on the needs of the client.