PROFESSIONAL HELP BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING
We are therapeutic learning and educational specialists who believe that in order to make effective choices for your family, you need some measure of hope.
And in order to feel hopeful, you need to know that you are supported and understood.
The Romeyn Collective strives to provide that hope and support with services delivered by a compassionate, qualified team. Our aim is to match client families with the professional within our Collective that is best suited to deliver the relevant education, information and opportunity for moving forward into effective, sustainable, solutions.
The Romeyn Collective is completely independent and receives no payment or compensation from therapeutic providers. We work solely for the benefit of our families and clients, and we adhere to the standards of excellence and principals of good practice.
I’m not a parenting expert. In fact, I’m not sure that I even believe in the idea of ‘parenting experts.’ I’m an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate researcher. I’m an experienced mapmaker and a stumbling traveler. Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure.
– Brené Brown
Research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.
Dr. Jessica Romeyn
Founder/Clinical & Educational Consultant
Dr. Jessica Romeyn has more than a decade of expertise in educating and treating individuals with and without special needs across their lifespan. She is passionate about working with and supporting emerging adults during challenging transitions. Her breadth and depth of experience has helped her to develop the core belief that all individuals require individual and unique consideration, and there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapeutic intervention.
Jessica is known for her comprehensive and relatable style and is dedicated to working with students and parents in the creation of customized treatment plans that offer appropriate clinical care. She consistently visits new programs, attends professional conferences, and is well educated in the community-based resources located in and around the greater Los Angeles area.
Jessica offers a personalized approach tailored to her clients’ individual needs. Though based in Los Angeles, she regularly works with families across the country.
Clinical Outreach and Parent Coordinator
Nicole Andra has dedicated over twenty years of her career to working with parents and their adolescent children. Through the various positions that she has held, she has created relationships with countless professionals and programs across the country. This has allowed her to help hundreds of families receive customized support for their individual healing and growth. Nicole’s energetic passion, education, and experience, promotes her ability to understand unique family dynamics. Through her wit, originality, and playful personality, she communicates and connects with families in a nurturing, yet effective and professional way. As a mother of four, Nicole believes that we are all doing the best that we know how, in our current situations, and we can do better!
Day School Consultant
Kimberly Floyd relocated to Los Angeles, CA after working on Capitol Hill for a Senior Member of the U.S. Congress, where she developed a passion for legislative issues and advocacy. She wrote legislative constituent correspondence on education, telecommunications, and civil rights issues. She holds a multi-subject certification in education and has taught and authored accredited curriculum. Kimberly has over a decade of expert experience in the education field with Fusion Education Group where she advocates for students’ social, emotional, and academic needs. Her focus is to place teens in an academic environment where they feel safe, loved, accepted, and heard. In such an environment, Kimberly believes teens can flourish and rise to their full potential.
When Kimberly is not working on behalf of families, she loves spending quality time with her daughter and cheering her on as she plays volleyball. She also enjoys reading, watching a good movie, and hanging out with friends and family.
PhD - Career Counselor and Vocational Support
Jennie Hall is a Director of a Student Support Services program at Utah Valley University who has spent more than a decade guiding adolescents and young adults towards self-actualization. She believes the key to a happy and hopeful life lies in realizing one’s individual talents and unique gifts and connecting them to their future. Jennie is known for her ability to meet people where they are and inspire them to find and achieve their dreams. She uses the Greenwood System career assessment to accelerate individuals’ understanding of themselves and where they match in the world of work. As important, she discovered in her dissertation, the Greenwood System expands the individual’s perception of themselves and shifts their language from confused or hope-less about their future, to excited and hope-ful for their future.
Dr. Steven Mercer
Ed.D. - Integrative College Consultant
Steven Mercer, Ed.D. is an experienced educator with an extensive background in selective college admission, counseling, teaching, and academic and non-profit leadership. He recently served as the Director of College Counseling at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles and is an adjunct faculty member for the online college counseling certificate program at UCSD Extension. In this capacity, he trains professional college counselors from around the world. Steven has taught courses in student success and retention in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program at California Lutheran University and frequently works as a consultant to offices of admission at schools across the country. Prior to these endeavors, he was an admission officer at the highly selective University of Southern California.
Dr. Gwen Palafox
PhD - Transitional Age Youth Specialist
Dr. Palafox is a clinical psychologist who has been actively changing the lives of individuals with special needs for over the past two decades. Known for her engaging and direct style, Dr. Palafox brings compassion, humor, and honesty to her work. Dr. Palafox is passionate about promoting the happiness and wellbeing of adults with special needs, with an emphasis on reducing the friction of transition to adult life. Her expertise has been shared through local and global workshops, a TEDx event, serving as an expert witness, and in collaboration with other engaged professionals. You can also visit Gwen’s new You Tube Channel, “disABLED and Empowered”