About Me

My Practice

I began working in private practice as an educational therapist shortly after completing my master’s degree in Education and Certificate of Educational Therapy in 2006. My areas of focus are students with learning challenges such as: dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive functioning deficits, and ADHD.


Supporting struggling students to build their confidence and success with learning is a true passion of mine. I understand that students with learning differences put forth additional time and effort in their learning, which commonly leads to frustration, discouragement, and distraction around schoolwork. I also understand that the students I get to work with are bright, creative, and capable individuals that need the right approach. By utilizing my knowledge, trainings, and experience I am able to help students actively develop strategies and skills towards their academic success.


Guiding parents as they support their child with learning challenges is an essential role in my practice. I regularly provide consultations with existing and new clients to assist them navigate the learning support process. I provide parents insight on when to proceed with an evaluation and how to interpret findings of the evaluation, school support, and balancing educational therapy sessions among other activities.

About Me

My Training & Experience

M.A. Education and Certificate of Educational Therapy, Holy Names University
B.S. Family and Human Services School of Education, University of Oregon
Professional Educational Therapist, Association of Educational Therapists
Member of the International Dyslexia Association


Trained in the following methodologies: Orton Gillingham, Introductory Slingerland Technique, Lindamood Bell (Seeing Stars, Visualizing & Verbalizing, Lips), Read Naturally, Gessell Observational Development


In combination with working in private practice, I have worked as a lower school and middle school learning specialist. Since 2012, I have worked for California Pacific Medical Center’s Kalmanovitz Child Development Center where I work among an interdisciplinary team of pediatric specialists, including behavioral pediatricians, psychologists, speech therapist, occupational therapist, and physical therapists. I provide extensive educational evaluations to determine underlying learning disabilities as well as one to one remedial learning support. Working among this specialized team has allowed for collaboration among allied professionals and supportive approaches while children are working on multiple areas of development simultaneously.

About Me

Mia Elsberg

I am a Bay Area native and when I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my dog Birdie, family, and friends, spending time outdoors, running, hiking, and skiing as well as traveling to destinations to enjoy the scenery, culture, and food.

About Me


Hi, I’m Birdie. I’m Mia’s goldendoodle puppy and I’m growing really fast. I’ve been told I have a tender heart and a very friendly, yet balanced personality. I think that means I get along with everyone. I know l love children, meeting new people, and playing outside (running, digging in the dirt and chewing on sticks are a few of my favorites). I also love to learn. I am going through training to become a Facility Therapy dog. That means that I’ll get to help many people feel comforted. I love making people happy. I’m most excited to learn to be a special dog to help children feel comfortable when they are working on really hard skills with their reading, writing, and learning.


If you like dogs, you’re welcome to pet me and give me a belly rub. If you don’t like dogs, that’s okay too as I love to nap and won’t bother you.

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