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Educational Therapy, Advising & Coaching

Deep collaboration with clients creates significant changes in their academic and professional lives. We tease apart the wiring and reframe how you understand the challenges of learning and doing your life.  We meet, greet, chat and collaborate on three specific goals.

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FACILITATE YOUR LEARNING

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UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL

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ENHANCE YOUR BRILLIANCE

 
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Practice


My expertise lies in understanding performance issues and working with clients to improve skills. Our work is about you and moving you closer to your goals. Weekly meet-ups [phone/office] tease apart the learning/motivation/emotional issues—from distraction to procrastination and organization. We address the gaps in your performance and unlock your potential, moving you closer to life goals you value and away from the pain of discouragement. The outcome is improved motivation, efficiency and precise habits. Often, an improved GPA and satisfaction.

     I am going into finals with all A’s but one class which is an 88! I’m going to study my butt off for finals! Just wanted to let you know because without you telling me I can do it, I probably would have just settled with B’s so thanks!  
 
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Process


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Fit

Manage the process: A free 15-minute phone consult or a 30 minute office consultation provides you with an opportunity to be certain about our collaboration. I provide you with necessary information regarding my practice via online links. Weekly, bi-weekly and phone sessions are available

 
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Focus

Set the Goals: Your needs, wants and goals are paramount. We explore the path to your goals and contrast your current approach to a better method. I provide structured and timely feedback and follow up...

 
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Follow Through

Reframe your methods: I follow up on your progress and work with a text/email or phone check-in on a weekly basis. For high school students, this is generally a curriculum/assignment review, an editorial collaboration or a reminder about deliverables. Other students and adults benefit from a velvet touch, a nudge, a reminder to stay on track. We recalibrate your how-to-get it done patterns, so you can take satisfaction from your efforts

 
I made friends with my ADHD.
 
     I never would have reached my potential as a student. He helped me break bad study habits that were impeding my learning as well as introducing new ways of thinking about and learning the content in my classes. Through him, I learned how my ADHD not only affected my cognitive processes in learning and thinking about coursework, but how it affected my behaviors regarding test-taking and studying. I have real confidence in myself as a student. 

— Andrew, Resident at University of Chicago Medical School

 
 
...dramatically altered my academic path.
 

Services


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Educational Therapy 

My approach to collaborating about academic functioning is a hands-on, nuts and bolts approach. We address the weak areas of executive functioning in a pragmatic experience informed way. Every academic task from write essays to managing the tsunami of tasks requires time management and list making. Our goal is to put you in charge of work output.

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College Advising

I help clients—from high school to pre-med—craft personal statements, sort through choices and get a grip on the process. We focus on understanding your skills/interests relative to major/minor areas of interest. We implement a pragmatic, structured method to minimize stress and maximize your clarity about your school and worth as a student.

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Coaching

Neurodiverse people are unique and fitting in is often a struggle. We are the proverbial square pegs always making extraordinary effort. We need workarounds to find satisfaction and manage the resultant stress and anxiety. Coaching is a nuanced relationship—part life skills, part therapy, part change agent. The conversation is about clarifying one’s vision, following through on one’s effort and trusting oneself. Experience governs solutions.

 

 
 

I follow up on your progress and work with a text/email or phone check-in on a weekly basis. For high school students, this is generally a curriculum/assignment review, an editorial collaboration or a reminder about deliverables. Other students and adults benefit from a velvet touch, a nudge, a reminder to stay on track. We recalibrate your how-to-get it done patterns, so you can take satisfaction from your efforts.

 
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     Our struggle often interrupts our progress… the road to our hopes and dreams. We must learn how to coordinate our impressive skills and talents and implement pragmatic executive action to avoid negativity. We reach for the Great Perhaps. 
 
 
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Bio


I have worked with hundreds of clients from 7th graders to pre-med/resident physicians to adults whose ADHD, anxiety, depression or low self-esteem conspire to interrupt their education, their work flow or their lives in general.

Test prep, writing, project management, executive function, anxiety and simply getting things done in an efficient manner are areas of our concern. Positive outcomes result in more efficient and productive output, a better GPA—without anxiety and drama and confidence in one’s skills.

Terry Regan, MA, ET is an accomplished educational therapist, learning specialist and academic coach with proven experience as a teacher, trainer and counselor. His work focuses on executive function, students with ADHD and creating collaborations to improve performance. Regan was the Learning Specialist for the SFSU post bac program from 2007 to 2015. A Disability Specialist for the SF Art Institute, an instructor at the Academy of Art University and the University of Santa Cruz. He is a member of the Bay Area Center for ADHD and belongs to a variety of professional organizations.

Regan holds a Master of Arts in Education and Technical Writing [SFSU] and Certificates in Educational Therapy [UCSC] and College Advising [UCB]. He is the Headmaster for the Patagucci Institute for the Advancement of Humankind. He maintains a private practice in a little red house on a dead end street in San Francisco. He works with clever, creative and sometimes combative students from 7th grade to PhD candidates, collaborating with them to untangle their learning web.  He is also a former rowing coach, coxswain and sculler, cabinetmaker, contractor and artist.