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The most basic qualification for working with students and their families is enjoying and respecting children and adolescents. In addition to the commitment, warmth and enthusiasm that Christie Woodfin brings to her work in finding the best school for you, she possesses clinical training, years of experience, and current knowledge about educational institutions.

Christie Theriot Woodfin M.Ed., L.P.C.*, C.E.P.

The most basic qualification for working with students and their families is enjoying and respecting adolescents. In addition to the commitment, warmth and enthusiasm that Christie Theriot Woodfin brings to her work, she also possesses clinical expertise, years of experience, and current knowledge about educational institutions.

Christie Theriot Woodfin is a Certified Educational Planner and a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. She has served on the Board of Directors of IECA and chaired the Professional Development and Learning Disabilities Committees. She has also been a member of IECA’s Schools, Special Needs, and Nominating Committees, and served on the Ethics Task Force. She has been a board member of the International Dyslexia Association’s Houston Branch. Ms. Woodfin belongs to the Secondary Schools Admissions Testing Board, Small Boarding Schools Association, and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.

Ms. Woodfin is a recipient of IECA’s Irvin J.Katz Award, recognizing volunteer service for her work in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. She appeared on The Today Show in 2007 regarding the college acceptance process.

Christie Woodfin holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from the Educational Psychology Department of the University of Houston. She is licensed by the state of Texas as a Psychological Counselor. During her internship at Texas Children’s Hospital’s Learning Support Center, she worked with learning disabled, neurologically and emotionally impaired children and their parents in group settings.

Woodfin spends approximately a week a month visiting schools and programs, attending meetings, and keeping her knowledge current.

In addition to her focus on students with learning issues, and emotional and behavioral problems, she is interested in gifted students, students on the Autism/ Asperger’s Spectrum, and adopted children.

Ms. Woodfin’s undergraduate degree is from Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, Georgia. Her secondary school experience was at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans.

In 2005, after maintaining a practice in Houston, Texas for 10 years, Ms. Woodfin returned to Atlanta at the urging of the revered consultant, Jean Hague.

Although Woodfin strives to meet her adolescent clients face to face whenever possible, she is sought out by families from throughout the country. The bulk of her practice is serving families in the Southeast, Atlanta and New Orleans.

Christie Woodfin has guided several hundred families in placing their students in boarding, therapeutic, and post-secondary and specialized learning disability settings.

* Licensed by the state of Texas as a psychological counselor.ABIECA Principles of Good Practice

 

Lori Posey

Lori Posey is Office Manager and Bookkeeper at Woodfin & Associates.  She has worked for years assisting educational consultants.  She currently divides her time between assignments at Woodfin & Associates and Jean Hague & Associates.  Prior to her current work she was the Manager of the Regus Executive Office location at Colony Square.

Lori is married and has three lively, polite and athletic sons.

 

 

Tipitina

Tipitina is a rescue cat who was saved from a high-kill shelter in North Georgia.  She is an occasional presence at the office.  Her particular talent lies in her observational skills.

 

 

 

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