take control of your
Thinking about college can be very exciting. You may also feel a little unsure because you don't know where to start as well as having a busy schedule and many decisions ahead of you. This is normal. My goal is to give you direction, reduce your stress and help make your high school career more efficient and enjoyable. You will then have more time for your own activities, school work and other interests while effectively planning the next stage of your life.
what can college counseling do
your greatest self.
My core belief is to stay true to yourself and keep your voice. Drawing upon my years of experience in the counseling field, I will help you put your best self forward as we work together through the application, essays, and interviews. Every person has unique gifts and abilities; admissions staff love to read about what makes you who you are.
At a time when my future path was uncertain I could always rely on the support and direction of Ms. Sears. Not only did she have a vast understanding of the college process, she was exceptional at helping to match my needs to a college that provided a “goodness of fit.” She had a calming influence during a stressful time in my life. Now a college graduate, I often think about how grateful I am to have worked with Ms. Sears. I still share my future plans with her, and greatly value her feedback and support. I will always be appreciative of her help.
AJ - Northwestern University
As my counselor, Ms. Sears offered genuine and personalized support, and had a keen intuition about my individual strengths and goals. She made an otherwise stressful and daunting experience an enjoyable and insightful one...I am forever grateful for her invaluable contributions to my success.
Margo - Skidmore College
I would highly recommend Ms. Sears to anyone looking for a college counselor who will get
to know them personally and
work passionately to help them
gain admission to a college that's right for them.
I am looking forward to
working with you!
Every person is unique and has different needs during the college season. Discover the many college opportunities available to you no matter your background. I can help you make the most of your college options and assist you during each step of the process.
Increased competition for admission into highly selective schools has highlighted the need for more attention to detail during the application process. I will help each student highlight their unique strengths.
Sometimes students can miscalculate their probability of getting into a four-year institution. I will help find interesting colleges which are a good fit for you.
Many young people are undecided about life after high school. Organization, problem-solving, goal setting, mapping out a personalized plan, and stress strategies are are a few of the skills with which I can provide assistance.
Athletes, artists, and musicians will benefit from extra consideration and guidance in portfolio creation.
To find out more about what an individual college plan can do for you, go to
I meet with students from the following high schools: Cohasset, Hingham, Scituate, Duxbury, Hanover, Norwell, Marshfield, Notre Dame, BC High, Thayer, and neighboring areas.
If you don't live on the South Shore,
no problem! We can still work
Sasha - Union College