Clinical Practice

Dr. Offner's office is located in her home at 190 Sumner Street in Newton Centre, MA. In her work with adolescents and young adults, Dr. Offner specializes in the interface of academic and social-emotional issues, including

  • Effects of ADD & learning disabilities on self-image

  • Impact of anxiety on academic performance

  • Career planning

  • Work-family issues

Dr. Offner brings a developmental, psychodynamic and practical approach to her psychology practice. She collaborates closely with parents -- and when indicated, educational institutions -- while treating high school and college students.

Educational Consulting Practice

Dr. Offner is available to schools, colleges and non-profit organizations for guidance about student mental health, educational programming and institutional policy. Dr. Offner also presents to parent, student and professional groups on a range of topics related to 

  • Adolescent and young adult development

  • Mental health

  • Education (family-school relationships, learning differences, secondary school & college placement)


January 11, 2018

The Rivers School
Weston, MA

Professional development for academic advisors, teachers, administrators, coaches re: essential knowledge & best practices in student mental health.

October 5, 2017

The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health
Community Lecture Series

"Kids in Context(s): Partnering with Parents and Schools"

Professional development program for clinical social workers re: forging effective relationships with parents and schools in child and adolescent psychotherapy.

May 4, 2017

Association of Independent Schools New England (AISNE) Professional Development
2nd Annual Health & Wellness Symposium

Two interactive workshops for school counselors, classroom teachers, school administrators and school medical personnel on mental health in the classroom; anxiety and depression in K-12 population.

March 1, 2017

Wakefield, MA Professional Development
Wakefield Public Schools Systemwide Meeting

In-service training for school psychologists, guidance counselors, psychology interns, and school administrators on Eating Disorders in K-12 population.

December 21, 2016

Austin Preparatory School Professional Development
Reading, MA

In-service training for middle and upper school counselors, college counselors, and senior administrators on school mental health policy and practice, including management of student medical leaves.

October 25, 2016

Walnut Hill School for the Arts Assembly Presentation
Natick, MA

All-school Assembly speech to students re: depression awareness and suicide prevention.