About Joni

My name is Joni D. Mahler, M.Ed., ET/P of Great Kids Educational Therapy.  I am an Educational Therapist in private practice in Alameda, California.

I hold a Master’s degree in Education and Educational Therapy from Holy Names University, and a Professional level certificate in Educational Therapy from the Association of Educational Therapists.

My practice specializes in the diagnosis and remediation of learning problems and in providing parental guidance and support. I have a special interest in assessment, early intervention, remediation in reading and math, writing, ADHD, and executive functioning. Additionally, my practice focuses on helping students understand and manage their own learning in a positive way.

I continue to receive extensive and ongoing professional development. I regularly participate in conferences, lectures, study groups, curriculum and program training and other professional work. I routinely coordinate with and have worked as a learning specialist at Bay Area independent schools.

I hold a Master’s in Education and a Professional level certificate in Educational Therapy from Holy Names University.  I also hold a B.A. in Education, Psychology and Spanish, as well as a preliminary teaching credential, from the University of California at Santa Cruz.  As an entrepreneur, I built a small chain of retail stores, which was named to Inc. Magazine’s “500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America,” and was a member of both the national Young Presidents Organization and the Young Entrepreneurs Organization.  Previously, I held corporate management positions in human resources, training and administration, and served as a consultant to several start-up ventures.

I live in Alameda, California, with my husband and two teen-aged children. I have contributed significant volunteer service to my community, and have served on the Boards of Directors of Beacon Day School and the Children’s Hospital Blossom Garden Branch, and currently serve on the Board of the Medical Clown Project.

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I look forward to working with you and your child!