The Team









Kim Jenkins, LCSW, CADC

Founder / EDUCATIONAL AND THERAPEUTIC PLACEMENT CONSULTANT

Kim@OneOakConsult.com
Phone: 773-288-9156

 

My career as an educational consultant has given me the profound satisfaction of helping families find their way forward to faster healing and lasting change.

 

EDUCATION
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Illinois State University, 1995
• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Univeristy of South Carolina, 2000
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Illinois
• Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), 1997

AFFILIATIONS
• NATSAP—Member in good standing
• IECA—Professional Member in Good Standing
• TCA—Professional Member in Good Standing

Kim Jenkins, LCSW, CADC has practiced in the field of addiction and mental health since 1995, upon completion of her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Illinois State University. Kim became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) in 1997, and maintains this certification today. After working in the addiction field for a few years, she obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 2000. Upon returning to Illinois, she continued to work with adults, adolescents and families in both outpatient and residential treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. She quickly found her passion for assisting families in finding the best treatment program or school to meet their children’s needs.

She began educational and therapeutic consulting with families in 2008 and launched her practice, One Oak Educational Consulting in 2011. Since beginning her consulting career, she has worked with hundreds of families and has never lost her devotion to supporting families who are often in crisis or at a crossroads in their lives.

While Kim continues to have a be dedicated to working with individuals and families who struggle with substance abuse issues, her area of expertise and interest has broadened to working with a adolescents and young adults with a wide range of struggles. In particular, Kim is known for working with clients and families who have a significant degree of clinical complexity and need a lot of support in navigating the daunting road of finding the right program fit that will create the best opportunity for success. She is creative and intuitive in her approach with clients who may have experienced prior programs and/or schools that didn’t meet their needs.

Kim personally visits and assesses schools and programs around the country and internationally each year. She connects with students, evaluates the campuses, curriculum and therapeutic approaches that each program offers in order to make a confident match for her students.

Kim has been a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) since 2011, a Professional Member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) since 2010 and a Professional Member of The Therapeutic
Consulting Association (TCA) since 2015. When not working, Kim spends her downtime with her family, enjoys skiing, running and hiking and traveling to as many National Parks as possible in order to connect with the healing power of nature.









Lisa Cheyette, PhD

 Educational and Therapeutic Placement Consultant 

 

Lisa@OneOakConsult.com
Phone: 678-480-3146

 

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, McGill University, 1980
• Master’s in Counseling/Criminal Justice, Northeastern University 1982
• PhD in Clinical Psychology, CSPP San Diego, 1992
• Licensed Psychologist, State of Georgia, Since 1995

AFFILIATIONS
• NATSAP—Member in good standing
• IECA—Professional Member in Good Standing
• TCA—Professional Member in Good Standing

Dr. Lisa Cheyette has practiced as a licensed psychologist in the Atlanta area since 1995, working with children, teens and adults. In 2015 she opened a second office in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Cheyette serves families, both locally and nationally, as an educational and therapeutic consultant.

A recognized specialist in autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and other complex psychological issues, Dr Cheyette uses her skills in diagnosis, assessment and treatment in her consulting work. Combining individual attention with first hand knowledge of programs and schools, she strives to become the family’s advocate before, during, and after placement.

Dr. Cheyette personally visits schools and programs around the country throughout the year. She talks with the students, tours the campus, and meets directly with the clinicians and administrators to learn who they work best with, and how they work with them.

Dr. Cheyette received her Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from McGill University in Montreal, a Masters in Counseling/Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from CSPP-San Diego. She also completed an advanced training program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society and the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute. Lisa serves on the faculty of the Emory School of Medicine as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

As a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) since 2013, a Professional Member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) since 2013 and a Professional Member of The Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA) since 2015, Dr. Cheyette is dedicated to providing quality professional services and assistance to her clients.

Lisa spends her downtime recharging by running with friends, hiking, working out, reading and spending time at home with her family.









Jennifer Bailey, Psy.D.

 Greater Atlanta Placement Specialist 

 

Jennifer@OneOakConsult.com
Phone: 404-242-4166

 

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh 2003
• Master’s in Clinical Psychology, Georgia School for Professional Psychology, 2009
• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, GSPP 2012
• Licensed Psychologist, State of Georgia, Since 2015

Dr. Bailey is the Greater Atlanta Placement Specialist at One Oak Educational Consulting. Dr. Bailey personally visits schools throughout Atlanta and its suburbs. She talks with the students, tours the campus, and meets directly with the teachers and administrators. This provides her with a strong knowledge of what type of students each school works best with, and how they accommodate students in their learning process. Through her work as a psychologist in the Atlanta area and her exposure to educational placements, she has been able to gain first hand experience with the strengths of these schools, as well as any areas where schools may need enrichment.

Outside of her work at One Oak Educational Consulting, Dr. Jennifer Bailey is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, OCD/panic, trauma and attachment disorders, schizophrenia, ODD, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, behavioral issues, school refusal, social and academic difficulties and family issues. She provides individual and family therapy, group therapy, parent coaching, school consultation, in-home services and psychological evaluations. Therapeutically, she utilizes scientifically supported therapy techniques that are specifically chosen to meet each client and family’s needs.

Dr. Bailey received her Bachelor of Art with High Honours from The University of Pittsburgh and a Masters and Doctorate of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology (with a specialization in child and family psychology).

Throughout her practice and training, she gained experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in various clinical settings, including private practice, residential, pediatric, outpatient, and psychosocial rehabilitation

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys playing with her pug, swimming, traveling, reading and cooking for her friends and family.









Erin Kudal, BA

 Intake and Family Coordinator 

 

Erin@OneOakConsult.com
Phone: 773-420-6065

 

EDUCATION
• Bachelor’s Degree In Communication, University of Colorado, 2002

Upon completion of her Bachelor’s in Communication, Erin spent a number of years in the event planning and marketing industries. Having gained a sense of clarity and direction through life experiences, Erin shifted her career path to the helping profession, where she can support and guide the clients and families with whom she works. She began as a therapeutic milieu support staff at an extended care treatment facility for women experiencing addiction, trauma and mental health issues. She also took on a marketing and outreach role, beginning to foster relationships within the community. Erin then began doing marketing and admissions for a therapeutic transition program for emerging adults who were struggling to move forward. Having landed at One Oak, she is excited to continue her work with families and is committed to walk along side them as they determine the best path for their child.

Erin brings lightness and ease to each interaction she has with families with her positive energy and compassionate nature. She believes in cultivating a trusting and supportive space for families to discuss their challenges by actively listening to concerns and being able to knowledgeable address questions. Her goal is to create an informed framework around services provided and options available to fit each family’s unique needs.

In her free time, Erin loves reading and building her library, personal and professional development, yoga, laughing, and spending time with family, friends and her furry kiddos Tony, Bonnie and Ma. As a Colorado native, she can also be found traversing mountain trails, camping as much as she can, and going on motorcycle rides to take in the beautiful landscapes.