MEET: The Carolina Educational + Therapeutic Collaborative


Meet Katie Garrett: Founder of Garrett Educational Consulting, the educational consulting branch for Carolina Educational + Therapeutic Collaborative. @garretteducationalconsulting

GEC provides guidance for students and their families throughout the day and boarding schools admissions process, as well as academic advising and consulting for high school and college. GEC also assists with study abroad, gap year and summer programs. She is dedicated to helping each child achieve their greatest academic potential while catering to their individual learning styles and interests.


Meet Dr. Michele Mannering, Ph. D: Founder of Myers Park Pediatric Psychology, the psychological branch for Carolina Educational + Therapeutic Collaborative.

Our approach is highly individualized, with a consistent guiding framework to look at the whole child/adolescent, rather than isolated symptoms or behaviors. This includes working closely with other professionals across disciplines. In utilizing a collaborative approach, all aspects of functioning are accounted for in order to devise a holistic plan to target deficits and capitalize on strengths.
Services with MPPP: Assessments & Evaluations, Parent Consultation, College Transition, Managing Academic Anxiety.

Meet Ashley Barbour: Founder of Barbour Consulting, the therapeutic branch for Carolina Educational + Therapeutic Collaborative.

At Barbour Consulting, we help match a student to the most appropriate therapeutic and academic setting. With our extensive knowledge of schools and programs, we are able to help find the right program or school that best fits your child’s unique needs.
Services with BC: Short-Term Specialty Psychiatric Programs, Comprehensive Diagnostic/Assessment Programs, Wilderness Therapy, Residential Treatment Centers, Therapeutic Boarding Schools, Young Adult Transition Programs, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, and more.