August Newsletter – Upcoming Events


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It’s been a busy summer around The Collective, and we wanted to take a moment to share some of the highlights thus far and to let you know about a number of exciting upcoming events!


We’ve Been Traveling

A big part of The Romeyn Collective’s work is providing unbiased educational consultancy for families of children who are struggling, in transition, or just need a bit more support than what a traditional school setting can deliver. In order to do this well, we need to have first-hand, up-to-date information about the programs and schools that we recommend to our clients.

Part of our evaluation process includes program site visits. To this end, Beck spent a week in July traveling throughout Utah, visiting 14 different programs. Each program has something unique to offer and he was able to gather valuable insight which will help us place our clients in the programs best suited to their needs. Learn More About Our Services


We’ve Been Presenting

On July 26-27 we attended the Adolescent and Young Adult Collective, a two-day conference in Malibu, CA, where our own Beck Gee Cohen spoke in a lineup featuring National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Andrew Solomon as Keynote. Beck’s topic, “How to be Awesome while working with Trans & Gender Expansive Young People,” focused on ways we can all support young members of the LGBTQ community and the complexities surrounding mental health within a population vulnerable to stigma and bias.

For those of you who know Beck, you know he’s an expert at being awesome, and it was a great opportunity for him to share his knowledge and expertise with the larger treatment community. For those of you who don’t know Beck, I encourage you to visit our Team page and learn more about the great work he’s been doing for the LGBTQ community. Meet Beck

We’ve Been Planning

We are excited to announce a new series of mindfulness courses hosted by The Romeyn Collective’s Rebekah Tayebi.


A Young Women’s Guide to Unlocking Potential Through Self Discovery

Daylong Retreat, August 25th

The curriculum for this course will focus on helping young women develop and employ tools for coping with stresses associated with the many life-changing events that take place during this critical decade of personal development.

Retreat participants will gain real-world, easy-to-apply tools and response strategies to help navigate the challenges associated with dealing with conflict, self-assertion, coping with stress, self-awareness and decision making.

This is an excellent course for all women ages 18-28 who are looking to build confidence and gain a deeper sense of self. We invite you to share our information page with any young women you know who may benefit! Retreat Details


Effective Parenting: Building A Healthy Culture at Home

Weekly, Five-Course Series Beginning on September 18th

This five-part series is designed to help any parent interested in creating a healthy family life. (Sounds a bit like all of us, doesn’t it?) Classes will focus on effective communication and be using mindfulness and other skill-building techniques to change or improve the at-home dynamic with the goal being a more balanced environment and a greater sense of well-being among all family members.

Participants will learn about the impact of psychoeducation on family life and the ways intergenerational trauma influence the day-to-day communication and decision-making between family members.

We welcome anyone with a family to join us in this exploratory journey where Rebekah will share mindfulness exercises, tips tools, and practices that have the potential to deliver lasting positive benefits. Parenting Workshops

Where We’re Headed

We’re looking forward to presenting at two big conferences this fall, and we hope to see you there!

October, 17-19

Beck & Jessica will be presenting at the Young Adult Transition Association in Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho.

November, 7-9

Beck & Jessica will co-present at the Independent Educational Consultants Association with Suzanne Lewis and Chris Andersson, IECA College Consultants. The topic will be Guiding the LGBTQ+ College Search