Why Small Businesses Matter in Stamford: EFfective Educational and Therapeutic Services


Why Small Businesses Matter

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You're IT EFfective Educational and Therapeutic Services!

Four questions with Allison Tables, co-founder of EFfective Educational and Therapeutic Services.

Why did you start your business?

We started our business because it became clear that there was a need to combine academic intervention/executive functioning training with therapeutic support for children, adolescents, and young adults. As a therapist, I saw many clients with not only mental health challenges but also academic struggles.

When treating a child/adolescent whose life is primarily at school, it seemed silly not to have an academic picture when providing therapy. Therefore, Sue Chandler (former Special Education Assistant Director for Stamford Public Schools and veteran special education teacher) and I (a 15-year school counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor) partnered to create Effective Educational and Therapeutic Services.

What is your best-selling product/service?

Individual therapy paired with executive functioning support!

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

We don't use many local businesses, but we have supported Robin Portanova's store, Just a Peace. as we have many clients on the Autism Spectrum. In addition, some of our clients have attended The U gym, owned by Suzanne Battinelli. They provide individualized exercise plans, which some of our clients benefit from.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

We plan to continue to provide services for our clients and expand our business to best support the needs of our clients.

Allison would like to nominate Suzanne's gym - the U to be featured next!

EFfective Educational and Therapeutic Services is located at 1011 Hope Street in Stamford. Visit EFfective Educational and Therapeutic Services online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook page as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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