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Testimonial: Parent of a Kindergartner and Middle Schooler

By Christy Haven | September 30, 2016

Christy truly is a ‘parent whisperer!’ She listens and responds, in a caring and tender way, to the concerns, questions and anxieties that accompany the process of choosing the right school. Then, she uses her amazing knowledge of Seattle-area independent schools to guide parents to the right ‘home’ for their child. Christy is totally dedicated to her craft, and it’s easy to see that she genuinely cares about her clients. Most of all, she has a special way of making this whole process peaceful, hopeful and even exciting!

Testimonial: Joan Beauregard, Head of School, Hamlin Robinson School

By Christy Haven | September 30, 2016

I have always known Christy to be dedicated to the students and families with whom she works.  She devotes a lot of time and energy to helping families understand the admissions process and to understanding the mission and programs of the various public, independent and religious schools.  Christy approaches each situation with an individualized plan and is responsive to the strengths and challenges which each student brings to the process.  She works well with people with varying degrees of understanding and experience with the world of schools and knows how to help people journey through the process with the least amount of anxiety and fear. Her calming nature makes her the perfect person to help families!

– Joan Beauregard, Head of School, Hamlin Robinson School

Testimonial: Sarina Behar Natkin, LICSW, www.sarinanatkin.com

By Christy Haven | September 30, 2016

As a parent and educator, I am very aware of how stressful education decisions can be for families, and I highly recommend Christy Haven to anyone navigating this complex world. In addition to her extensive knowledge of area schools, her calm and caring demeanor helps decrease anxiety as families strive to find the right fit for their children.

I’ve worked professionally with Christy for years — but she was a life-saver when my own children were going through the application process as well. Her expertise, combined with timely communication and follow-through, allowed our family to make informed and mindful choices while still keeping our sanity. I know she can do the same for your family.

– Sarina Behar Natkin, LICSW