Services for Adolescents and Children

Partial listing of areas addressed:
  • Goal setting, prioritization of issues
  • Academic issues (all areas)
  • Self management and understanding one’s learning style
  • Attentional problems/focusing and concentration
  • School adjustment
  • Initiation and completion of tasks
  • Emotional/social issues, appropriate expression of feelings
  • Memory problems
  • Behavioral issues
  • Executive functioning/planning and time management
  • Dealing with disappointment, frustration, anger, avoidance, procrastination
  • Organizational issues
  • Coping with stress, anxiety, depression
  • Nonverbal learning issues
  • Peer interactions
  • Writing and proofreading
  • Relationships with teachers
  • Study skills, testing issues, note taking
  • Navigation of transitions
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Self advocacy


Dorothy Mandel is able to engage the youngster and facilitate the desired outcomes.  With her support and insight, even the most reluctant children gain the hope and optimism needed to overcome difficult issues and excel.

Using a comprehensive repertoire of strategies, Ms. Mandel assists the struggling child to clarify their areas of concern.  By alleviating the confusion and anxiety many children feel when they are faced with obstacles, issues are transformed and can then be more realistically addressed.

Through her targeted interventions, hundreds of youngsters have discovered that they are considerably more capable than they ever believed. The result has been their increased motivation, improved performance, and strengthened achievement. With heightened feelings of confidence and self esteem, they have been able to raise their expectations and meet new objectives.

Many older adolescents have been able to gain acceptance into two and four year colleges, and have been able to fulfill their personal goals.

Services For Parents

Ms. Mandel works with the parental stress and frustration that accompanies a child who is struggling.  She helps parents adopt more effective coping methods, when addressing their child’s issues.

Building Collaboration

Ms. Mandel uses a collaborative approach in which parents, teachers and service providers become partners in the process.  Through these key relationships the child is supported in all areas and progress is facilitated.


Please contact Dorothy Mandel directly for fee schedules for 2014.

Call: 617-354-3195