School 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 (school-family relationships, learning differences, secondary school and college transitions)

Her services include

  • weekly or monthly supervision for middle and secondary school counselors, and college counseling center interns or staff.

  • single-case or policy consultation to wellness and student affairs teams
    • suicidality and self injury
    • understanding mental health needs across a diverse student body
    • developing an effective medical leave policy
  • professional development for faculty and staff
    • how teachers, nurses, coaches can support all students' mental health needs
    • professional boundaries for educators
  • educational forums for parents
    • stress management during the secondary school or college admissions process
    • understanding your teenager's mental health


June 6, 2018

Waban Library Center Parent Forum 
Waban, Massachusetts

Parent forum: Helping you and your rising senior navigate the college application process with Jane Hirschorn, Writing Tutor and Maruta Vitols of A+ College Consulting

January 11, 2018

The Rivers School Professional Development
Weston, MA

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

October 5, 2017

Brookline Center for Community Mental Health Professional Development
"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.