• About ERU
  • Lauren Seltzer, LMFT
  • Barbara T. Posner, M.A.
  • Lisa Muoio

For over twenty years Educational Resources Unlimited has served families who are seeking alternative educational options or to maximize current programming for a struggling child, teen or young adult. We spend 40% of our time in the field, regularly visiting schools and programs both locally and throughout the country. The value in our service is our intimate knowledge of the integrity of every program and school we suggest.

We work with students from elementary through high school and postgraduation, and can provide referrals to supportive day/boarding schools for students with learning differences, emotional growth schools, therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers. There are situations where a short term intervention such as a wilderness program, hospitalization or rehabilitation placement is needed as a first step. We support the student and family throughout this process. We also work with young adults (18+) who struggle with making the transition into adulthood, and can suggest a variety of postsecondary options. We have visited every program that we suggest, and our expertise is in helping families select the most appropriate school/program setting for their child.

educational counselorLauren Seltzer has a master’s degree in counseling from San Francisco State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Vermont. Lauren is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She worked at a therapeutic boarding school as an Admissions Director, Assistant Clinical Director and therapist for 13 years. Currently Lauren has a private practice working with individuals and families. She holds a certificate in Holistic Health Counseling. Lauren also has experience teaching in both traditional and special education schools. She serves as the consulting psychotherapist at the Quinnipiac Law School.

Lauren chaired the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) Northeast conference for the past four years and served on various committees for the Association. She has presented at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Small Boarding Schools Association (SBSA), and NATSAP. She is in the process of becoming a consultant member of IECA , NATSAP, SBSA.

Her professional focus is in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Integrative Health and Wellness, and relationship focused treatment. Outside of work Lauren is a mother of a young child and appreciates the effort that goes into parenting and living a balanced life.

Email Lauren at Lauren@ERUconsults.com or call 415-652-1782

educational counselorBarbara Posner holds a Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College, Boston MA, and a Master's Degree in sociology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a NY State Certified Special Education teacher. Her postgraduate training includes extensive course work in Special Education, English as a Second Language, and Parenting Education.

In 1980 she founded the Northern Westchester Parent Child Group, a parent education and support group in Bedford, NY. Barbara served as their Director until 1989 and as a group facilitator and educator until 1996.

In 1993, Barbara was appointed to the Board of Directors of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder of Westchester County, NY (ChADD) and served as Vice President and the head of their speakers' bureau. She is also a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), Connecticut Association of Children with Learning Disabilities (CACLD) and a member of the Child Psychiatric Research Community Advisory Board at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons.

In 1997, Barbara founded Educational Resources Unlimited to support and place students with special needs in school and programs.

She is dedicated to supporting children and their families in selecting the most appropriate program to promote success.

Email Barbara at Barbara@ERUconsults.com or call 914-523-1199

Lisa Muoio is often the first voice you hear when contacting Educational Resources Unlimited. She will speak with you about our practice and gather contact information so that we can send you our materials and brochure. After a follow up conversation with Barbara, Lisa will call to schedule the initial appointment and answer any questions you may have.

Email Lisa at Lisa@ERUconsults.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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