The College Doula

Frequently Asked Questions

Signing Up

The first step is to reach out at hello@thecollegedoula.com or call ‪(617) 302-7092‬; from there we set up an introductory meeting with Meg! This 30-minute meeting is ideally with the parent(s) or guardian and the student. This meeting is conducted online or over the phone. Meg will provide an overview of services, answer all of your questions about working with a private college counselor, and share if and how she can expertly help you.

Applying to college is too expensive to go it alone in a process that can be complicated, competitive, and stressful on the family. The College Doula is a boutique college admissions firm focused on personalized, comprehensive, relationship-driven, actionable and information-driven counseling. Simply put, Meg offers peace of mind and expertise as your child navigates high school and the college admissions process with direct support for your families’ individual needs.

Read why students and parents love working with the College Doula HERE.

Meg only works with a small number of students each year because she feels a huge sense of responsibility to make sure their process goes well, as she should. There are many ways to approach this process and what Meg is not is a private counselor who works with a large number of families who applies a commoditized set of advice and services to your child. She does not outsource her services, especially those that others think take too much time. And you will never get an email that feels like you just read a “Dear %%FirstName%%and/or %%LastName%%” broadcast for a one size fits most approach.


The College Doula isn’t for everybody. That’s totally OK. But for those families who come here, Meg’s plan is to be all-in for them. Contact Meg for any further questions at hello@thecollegedoula.com or call ‪(617) 302-7092‬  for more information. See what students and families say about working with Meg here.

College is a huge investment, upwards of $320,000 for a four-year education at some of the most popular institutions. Allowing a teenager to apply to any colleges without a solid game plan can be a disaster emotionally, financially and academically. Meg will spend at least 25x more time with your student and their parents than their school counselor can. And, last time we checked, parents would rather spend time doing something else with their teen than worry about the college process that is so different now then when they applied.

The College Doula is similar to a personal trainer who prepares and coaches an athlete for a pinnacle competition. Frankly, students find relating to Meg is easier than with their parents. They are more motivated and thrive when being accountable to Meg, and not Mom or Dad. And parents hire Meg for peace of mind. They understand that they do not have the tools, time or ability to acquire the expertise or passion for the college process while managing their careers, interests, and other family members. It’s a win-win for all.

Ask Meg and she will convince you that the opportunity to partner in a student-centered college search and application process is possibly the best job around. Meg understands the unique challenges of being a teenager in today’s world. Hiring Meg will save you money and time by providing “support that we didn’t even realize we needed” as one parent said.

Ensuring you are doing everything you can for your child and making the best investment for your family will be challenged by the fact that one out of three students who start at four-year private and public colleges and universities in the United States end up transferring. Meg feels that admission “mismatches” can be avoided. Not planning ahead can cost more than families think. Many families overpay for their child’s education so saving money, time, and heartache is at the forefront of Meg’s practice.

Meg recommends signing up as soon as possible which is the industry standard. Many families commit in the second semester of Sophomore (10th) year of high school guaranteeing a spot with Meg come time to apply. Meg offers the SOPHOS-MOROS and Start-UP programs because the earlier a student starts naturally allows Meg the best opportunity to coach, guide, and assist the student more holistically, organically leading to powerfully authored applications and ambitious yet realistic college lists.


In the crowded field of college admissions, the importance of a clear, custom, well-thought-out, and focused admissions strategy — one that fits the academic, social and financial profile of the student — cannot be overestimated. In working with Meg you will most certainly find your path and discover how to stand out! Contact hello@thecollegedoula.com or call ‪(617) 302-7092‬ for more information.

Meg is excited for you to join The College Doula, a high-touch, boutique counseling experience! These straightforward basic steps will get the process started: 

Do not panic! The College Doula is ready to expertly help you make the most of your story and experiences and help authenticate and improve your application materials! Contact hello@thecollegedoula.com or call ‪(617) 302-7092‬  for more information.

Yes! There are opportunities to utilize Meg’s expert services for these application processes. Contact hello@thecollegedoula.com or call ‪(617) 302-7092‬  for more information.

Yes! The College Doula helps  students explore all possibilities they desire as no two students are exactly alike. Contact hello@thecollegedoula.com or call ‪(617) 302-7092‬ for more information.

  • A personal confidant who delivers exclusive value.
  • Your own expert, up-to-date consultant with 10+ years of experience and extensive network within the field.
  • Official relief of managing your child’s college admissions process, an unnecessary and emotional pain point for parents.
  • A smart, ambitious college-list and the accompanying compelling application to result in acceptance letters.
  • Ability to present students on paper to stand out against the competition by being themselves.
  • Empower students with informed college and career goals, resulting in happy kids in control of their futures.
  • Solution-focused advising to produce results and find joy in the process.

Pricing & Cost

The College Doula offers straightforward, inclusive programs that meet the needs of your student and family. Pricing doesn’t change depending on how many times meeting is necessary, or what goals or circumstances you bring to the relationship. Meg’s work is all-inclusive, there are no hidden fees or nickel and diming. For example, Meg considers summer program applications, honors college essays, interview preparation, for example, a part of her work with every student. Why would she leave these important pieces out, or charge more? Meg is all-in.

For transparent and direct information contact Meg at hello@thecollegedoula.com or call ‪(617) 302-7092‬  for more detailed information.

The College Doula offers different payment options and plans for your convenience.

The Process

The College Doula is global! All meetings are online and video chatting supports schedule flexibility and convenience! The great advantage of living in this virtual age is that virtual meetings provide students the ability to focus on what is important verus adding travel time to their already packed schedules. Although Meg misses having a candy bowl in an office, she finds many ways to treat her students along the way. Contact hello@thecollegedoula.com or text 617-902-8487 for more information.

That sure happens when working so closely with families and when project managing the college admissions process. Between meetings students and parents determine what is the most effective and helpful way for everyone to communicate and either reach Meg via her personal cell phone, text messages or email. Meg uses the time between meetings to send exciting information that just could not wait, encouraging messages before the big test or college tour, and plenty of nudges.

Yes! The college essay is a speciality of the College Doula, an art that showcases your personality and accomplishments, while avoiding common pitfalls and cliches. Meg’s innate attention to detail, combined with her dedicated approach helps every student submit their perfect college essay. Contact hello@thecollegedoula.com or text 617-902-8487 for more information.

The College Doula understands that sometimes the numbers do matter. While there is not any special academic or test-specific tutoring, The College Doula can offer students a variety of resources and verified providers toward success! Additionally, in working with Meg the student will also understand specific areas for improvement that might include: study goals, test prep materials, choosing the right tests, scheduling test dates or retakes, and/or highlighting class selections. Contact hello@thecollegedoula.com or text 617-902-8487 for more information.

The College Doula understands a family’s interest and investment in their student’s dreams! There are meetings, phone calls, text messages between parents and Meg that occur as needed. There is also access to the parent portal 24/7 where you can view your child’s progress. Contact Meg at hello@thecollegedoula.com or text 617-902-8487 for additional help or information.

The College Doula provides confidential services in support of the student’s college aspirations – always on their own merit. High schools and colleges do not have access to this information and the decision is yours alone to disclose any type of support. The College Doula is similar to a personal trainer who prepares and coaches an athlete for a pinnacle competition. The College Doula does not prepare materials for the student, but rather coaches and supports the student to showcase their own talents and personality in application materials. 

The tips and information are timely and pertinent and in the end, help a student and family traverse through a daunting process. What the College Doula does best is provide students with a competitive edge to find and develop the most exciting and personalized map toward their future collegiate dreams and goals. Contact The College Doula at hello@thecollegedoula.com or text 617-902-8487 for more information.