Consulting Sessions

In these private one-on-one sessions with Brian, parents can tap into his twenty+ years experience working with teens in order to address issues such as:
• Reducing family stress around homework
• How to begin the college application process
• Choosing the right high school
• Test prep options
• Dealing with learning differences
• Resources in the Pioneer Valley
• Identifying your child's strengths and challenges
• Building your child's confidence
• Reducing stress and anxiety

To schedule, email Brian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


"Brian has an uncanny understanding of teens."

- Jean D, teacher

"Brian helped us select the right high school for Jennifer; a place where she can finally relax & shine!"

- Tim W, parent

"Speaking with Brian put me at ease."

- Karen R, parent

brian_leaf_photoBrian Leaf, M.A., is the author of eleven books, including Defining Twilight and the four-book SAT and ACT test-prep series McGraw-Hill’s Top 50 Skills. He is Director of the New Leaf Learning Center in Massachusetts and has worked with thousands of students from throughout the United States.

Brian graduated from Georgetown University in 1993 with a B.A. in Business, English, and Theology, and in 1999, he completed a Masters through Lesley College specializing in Holistic Therapies for Attention Deficit Disorder.

Brian is a member of the American School Counselor Association and the Massachusetts School Counselors Association and works with the Georgetown University Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an alumni interviewer.  Brian is also a certified yoga instructor and avid meditator.