My expertise and knowledge enable me to work with students (grades 9 – 12) and their parents in the academic planning, advising, and college application process. Parents and students often comment that this can be an exciting but stressful time. I am confident that I will be helpful and supportive in reducing anxiety and making the journey of finding your child’s college fit a success.
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in French from Boston University, a Masters of Education in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Counseling from Lesley University.
The college admissions process junior and senior year of high school is often a stressful and emotional time for students. I was lucky enough to have Ms. Gould as an advisor and counselor During this tumultuous time she was extremely supportive in every aspect. When I was deferred early decision from my top choice school, I was devastated. In the weeks following, Ms. Gould suggested that I research a couple of universities and keep my options open. She recommended a diverse list of schools as a starting point. I would have never found Barnard College, my perfect, dream school, had it not been for Ms. Gould’s insight and advice. With her help, I applied to a handful of schools and chose the one that best fit my personality, aspirations, and goals. I am now a junior at Barnard College of Columbia University studying Computer Science. Last summer I interned at Morgan Stanley and this summer I will be interning in California! It is only through Ms. Gould’s guidance that I found, applied, and enrolled in Barnard. I have come to find that this college is perfect for me. Thank you Ms. Gould for all that you have done!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Working with you over the past several years to guide us through the college application process has been extremely helpful. From our first meeting in which you convinced us to ‘relax and take it easy as we started this journey’ to the final decisions that we made, you have been a pleasure to work with and a valuable resource! As we began the process of determining which school would be the perfect fit for our kids you set reasonable goals and managed our expectations. More importantly, you focused on what was the most appropriate school from the student’s perspective. We appreciated your helping to establish a reasonable timeline with specific milestones and were a great sounding board as we considered different options. We also appreciate the collaborative nature of our discussions and the very specific strategies you provided, including the best approach for getting recommendations, interaction with the schools we were considering, whether or not to apply Early Decision and of course which schools to apply to. In the end, everything worked out better than expected, just as you said it would! Thank you again.