If your son or daughter:

  • is transitioning to college or the workplace.
  • has complicated needs such as ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, and/or emotional issues.
  • needs support to be successful.

Welcome, you're in the right place.


Young adults with complicated needs require support during challenging transitions, and I can help.

My educational therapy and coaching program gives young adults the academic and personal regulation skills they need to succeed in new, demanding environments. I can help your son or daughter make a successful leap to the next big chapter in their life!

My SUCCESS System helps your child:

  • Fill in gaps in academic skills.
  • Learn! because my teaching methods match your child’s natural learning style.
  • Improve personal regulation skills.
  • Understand the "rules" of the new environment.
  • Develop emotional resilience.

Young adults in transition must develop new skills for the next phase of their lives.

This may involve:

  • Improving basic academic skills or functional reading, writing and math skills.
  • Learning the “rules” for a new environment (for example, talking to a boss or instructor, dealing with conflict, adapting to the culture of the new environment, making friends).
  • Improving self-regulation skills such as time management, organization, and follow through.
  • Dealing with the emotional impact of the transition.


Meet several Individuals in Transition!

  • Hailey and David, two young people transitioning from high school to college.
  • Bill and Ethan, two young men transitioning from sheltered settings to college.
  • Sandra, a 30-year old transitioning from work to college.

Young adults with complicated needs arising from ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, and/or emotional issues often need support to develop the practical skills they need to fit in and be successful in a college or work environment.

They may be missing foundational reading or math skills and need one-to-one academic help to catch up.

They may learn differently and need specialized teaching approaches to master their classwork or catch up on functional reading, writing, or math skills.

They may have not developed the personal regulation skills of time management, self-motivation, scheduling, prioritizing and organization that are crucial to directing and managing their lives.

They may not have learned the “rules” for adult behavior in college or on the job. For example, they may need to learn how to self-advocate, speak to supervisors, and set personal boundaries.

They may have difficulty regulating their emotions, managing frustration, staying motivated and interested when tasks are “boring,” and persisting in the face of obstacles.

The transition from high school to college or work is difficult for any young adult. Adding to the stress are the challenges of complicated needs. These added pressures are often too much for a young person to handle without specialized support.

"Thank you so much for everything. I had a great time with you! School has long been a sore spot for me and I think I finally changed the tides!"
– David, Los Angeles




“Working with Kari has allowed me to finally feel comfortable with my learning difference. Rather than dwelling on my weaknesses, together we discovered my personal strengths. What I learned from Kari extends beyond the classroom – in fact I will go so far as to classify the knowledge she shared with me as life lessons. Kari is one of the most kind, caring, and down to earth educators that I have ever come across. Without a doubt, the impact that Kari has left upon me is unlike that of any tutor I’ve ever worked with before.”

– Hailey, Los Angeles

“I flunked out my first semester in college and became depressed and started using drugs. When I left the drug rehab clinic I was afraid that my ADHD and math learning disability would get in the way of graduating from college. Fortunately my mom found Kari. Kari has really helped me. She taught me how to study and I began to learn how to cope with life in a whole new way.”

– Kenny, Los Angeles

“I’ve only worked with Kari for a couple of months but already I feel like I can tackle anything! I’m so much more organized and on top of things. She gives me great ideas and strategies to help me learn and manage my life. I’ve wanted to work in the fashion industry for a long time. I actually think I can do it now! Kari is always there for me supporting me and cheering me on.”

– Hannah, Los Angeles


“Thank you so much for everything. I had a great time with you! School has long been a sore spot for me and I think I finally changed the tides!”

– David, Los Angeles

“I worked with Kari when I was in high school for a while before I went to a residential school. I didn’t learn very much in the residential school, but it kept me out of trouble. When I came back to LA, I wanted to go SMC (Santa Monica College) and get a degree in business. I knew I wanted to work with Kari. I’ve passed my first English class and I’m looking forward to the next semester.”

– Ethan, Los Angeles

“There are no words to express how much I appreciate everything you‘ve done for me. I wish you all the happiness, joy and love this world has.”

– Sandra, Los Angeles

“You’re a wonderful mentor for Sarah. I’m so glad she’s working with you!”
– Lisa (Sarah’s mother), Los Angeles

Meet Dr. Kari Miller, PhD

Dr. Kari Miller, PhD - Board Certified Educational Therapist and Coach

Board Certified Educational Therapist and Coach


My most important goal is to guide the individuals with whom I work to identify their strengths so they can make profound changes in their lives. I encourage them to believe that they are the single, most important factor in their own success. I support them to make powerful decisions, and to be more willing to work hard to achieve their goals.

I am a Board Certified Educational Therapist. I have been mentoring children, adolescents, young adults and adults with complicated needs for almost thirty years. I’ve worked with them in a vast array of capacities, including special education teacher, educational therapist, coach, and university instructor.

I have a PhD in Educational Psychology and Mathematical Statistics, a master’s degree in Learning Disabilities, Educational Diagnosis, and Gifted Education and a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Behavior Disorders. I have been trained by the World Coach Institute.

– Kari Miller