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Karen Fried, Psy.D and Melissa Mullin, Ph.D.
created the K&M Center to help childern reach their full potential.

Drawn together by a shared goal to help struggling students, Karen and Melissa created the K&M Center in 1992. Each student who learns to read, write and/or gain confidence in his or her ability to learn affirms for Karen and Melissa that they are achieving their goal.

Karen and Melissa were both in graduate school and working as educational therapists with private practices when they met. They instantly realized their complementary skills and the alignment of their goals. Looking forward to graduation and finding private practice lonely, they decided to open an office together. The first office had extra space for a new educational specialist to be hired and trained, beginning what is now the K&M Center.

The K&M Center has grown over the years but remains a small, personalized center with highly trained and supervised educational specialists.
 The combination of Karen's psychotherapy perspective, along with Melissa's emphasis on the psychology of learning, formed the K&M Center mission to view the whole child as they identify and address the child's learning needs. This view enables K&M to remediate the root cause of each child's learning or attention challenge and make lasting changes.

Your child will develop the underlying skills needed to become an independent learner at the K&M Center. We are committed to finding the correct intervention for each child that comes to our center.

Watch a demonstration by Dr. Fried:
                   The Squiggle Drawing


Our People Make all the Difference

 All of our Educational Specialists have a commitment to learning and a joy of teaching.


We continue to grow as educators, refining and adding powerful new programs to help children meet the future with competence, confidence, and enthusiasm.

Ben's mother

You guys have been such a major piece of Ben's treatment plan and we are grateful for the emotional and academic support you have provided for him. He is a confident, happy little boy that is very aware of how hard work produces results. Have a great weekend.

Hayley’s mother

“My family’s experience with the K&M Center has been very positive. Through her work with the K&M Center staff, Hayley has learned to properly identify sounds and decode multi-syllable words. More importantly, her confidence has grown to the point where she no longer gets frustrated with unfamiliar words or activities.  Hayley now enjoys learning and feels successful every time she accomplishes new academic goals! 

Betsy’s mother

We just received my daughter's STAR report and  -- for the first time since she began taking the tests in 2nd grade -- she scored ADVANCED in English-Language Arts and Proficient in Math.  Thank you


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