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 and student audiences on a range of topics related to adolescent and young adult development, mental health, and education.

To invite Dr. Offner to consult or speak to your organization, please call or use the contact form. Dr. Offner is available from September 2018.

Contact Dr. Offner


January 2, 2019

Worcester Academy: Professional Development

“Protecting our relationships with our students — and each other: an interactive workshop for independent school faculty and staff”

January 31, 2019

Association of Independent Schools New England (AISNE): Heads’ 2019 Leadership Retreat

“Leading Truly Emotionally Healthy Schools”

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Consulting services

Dr. Offner consults to schools on a range of topics. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Weekly or monthly supervision for middle and secondary school counselors

  • Single case consultation to wellness and student affairs teams

  • Policy consultation to wellness and student affairs teams re:

    • Crisis management

    • Understanding student wellness needs across a diverse student body

    • Developing an effective medical leave policy

    • Professional boundaries for educators

    • Faculty children/employee parents

Available talks & workshops

Leading Emotionally Healthy Schools

During this two-part workshop, you and your colleagues will gain confidence in talking with, understanding, and managing students with relationship difficulties, identity issues, family conflicts, anxiety, and depression. You will also learn skills and strategies for communicating and collaborating with their families, and with each other.

Intended audience
Heads, Assistant/Associate Heads, Division Heads, Deans

60 minutes

2–3 hours

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Educators as “First Responders:” Mental Health in the Classroom


At all grade levels, teachers and administrators are the ones "on the ground."  In this workshop, we will discuss signals and signs of student distress, best practices for partnering with parents, and strategies for collaborating with colleagues and/or outside mental health professionals.

Intended audience
Classroom teachers, deans, division heads, nurses, coaches, counselors

60 minutes

90 minutes

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Worried, Sad or Mad? Anxiety and Depression in Children and Teenagers

This workshop will begin with an overview of common presentations of depression and anxiety across the K-12 age span. We will consider ways to identify anxiety and depression in students, and talk about how to intervene early and effectively.

Intended audience
Classroom teachers, deans, division heads, nurses, coaches, counselors

60–90 minutes

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