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One Oak Consulting

Find the right help for your struggling child, teen or young adult.



Misplacing a young person in the wrong school or treatment program is all too common and can lead to unnecessary failure, expense, and despair. 
We help struggling children, adolescents and young adults throughout the country find the right help right now.

“There is no such thing as “one size fits all” treatment.  After years working as a clinician and addictions counselor I saw a profound need to help families avoid—or escape—the revolving door of treatment. That’s why I founded One Oak Educational Consulting. We’ve helped hundreds of families find the help they need.” ~Kim Jenkins, LCSW, CADC, One Oak Founder

If you are a parent, program, or professional looking for therapeutic or academic placement services,
call 773-288-9156 or email us at [email protected] to discuss how we can help.

Why One Oak?

1Clinical Expertise

Our work as clinicians, addictions counselors, and treatment-program “insiders” has given us a refined understanding of what individual clients need. We’re trained to listen for diagnostic subtleties that might affect treatment and we possess both a clinical and intuitive understanding of the family system.

2Program Knowledge

We personally visit and have assessed hundreds of schools and treatment programs in the US and abroad and work only with the best. Our independent status means that One Oak consultants receive no incentives of any kind from programs, keeping our evaluations and referrals objective.

3Key Relationships

At One Oak, we don’t just match clients to programs, we match clients to people.  Within each program are clinicians and counselors with different clinical specialties and different personalities.  And, yes, we do have favorites.  Our team makes sure that all of our clients have access to the best program—and people in that program—to meet their unique needs.

4Placement Expertise

Placement is part art, part science. The real proof is in the results. Collectively, the One Oak team has successfully placed hundreds of clients and participated in their progress from start to finish.


Our Clients

One Oak serves children, adolescents and young adults with emotional or behavioral problems. Some of our clients have never been to treatment. Others have had one or more therapeutic experiences that have not been adequately successful.

Our Clients present with complex emotional, behavioral and neurological issues including but not limited to:

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • School Avoidance and refusal
  • Substance Abuse – from experimentation to addiction
  • Autism Spectrum and other neurobiological disorders
  • Anger and defiance
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Adoption and Attachment Issues
  • ADHD and other learning differences
  • Executive Functioning challenges
  • Problematic Technology Use
  • Failure to Launch
  • Bipolar disorder
  • OCD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Injury
  • Suicidal Ideation or attempts
  • Problematic Sexual Behaviors