College is the most important decision you’ll make this year.

Private College Counseling

Mercer Educational Consulting is an independent educational consulting practice that guides students and families through all stages of the college application process in person or through online meetings. I am an experienced educator with an extensive background in selective college admission, counseling, teaching, and academic and non-profit leadership. I understand how important this decision is to you and your family. You deserve to work with a counselor who has first-hand admission experience, expert knowledge of the world of higher education and schooling, and a thoughtful, balanced counseling philosophy to guide you through this remarkable rite of passage.  

Meet Dr. Mercer

Online & In-Person Services

All of my services are available online or in-person at my Santa Monica office. Students outside of the Los Angeles area will find online sessions as convenient and personalized as if we were in the office together.

Getting into college isn't what it used to be.

Colleges are now more competitive than ever. I provide a comprehensive toolkit to help you or your student approach the application process.


Many thanks as always for the quick and thorough response. You have been most insightful and helpful in this process.

Gary Ehrlich, Calabasas, CA

We have nothing but positive things to say. So that you know, from the moment we sat across from you on our initial interview with you, I was convinced you were the real deal.

Robert Johnston , Manhattan Beach, CA

You took all the fear and anxiety out of this process. Liv loved working with you, and Adam and I, well, what can we say? You did it all! to say. So

Betsy Streisand , Los Angeles, CA

How I Work

Convenient sessions online or in person at my Santa Monica office. Get personalized, expert advice from someone experienced in the field.   

Because of busy schedules or long distances, I frequently work with students via video conferencing technology, allowing us to talk face-to-face, collaborate on documents and essays, plan calendars, and conduct college research in real time. Some students choose to work exclusively via video conference, while others combine in-person meetings with the convenience of online meetings.

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