Counseling & Coaching by GuidED Consulting, LLC

GuidED’s personalized approach combines the student’s interests into a thoughtful exploration of academic, career and college planning process. Our clients are 8th-12th grade, undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students. We service clients from Westchester and Putnam in person in our Mahopac office, and through online conferencing throughout the country.

Our mission is to provide every student with the information, resources and
appropriate support to achieve academic, career, and college success.
Our approach is:

Clients reflect on their learning and abilities.
Clients link personal profiles to future goals.
Clients remain focused on one task at a time with support from our staff.
We maintain ongoing communication with clients.


Working with Dr. Hardy was wonderful. She made the college planning process fun instead of stressful, and organized instead of overwhelming. She helped my son and I remain directed, focused and calm throughout our work together. Dr.Hardy guided my son towards gaining confidence in his abilities, talents, and choices. She helped us find many college…

Marnie Piazza

“Dr. Hardy is an extraordinary wealth of knowledge. Her approach is genuinely warm, honest and caring. She has been extremely giving of her time and resources and is helping to guide our daughter’s high school career in the best possible direction for her. Dr. Hardy truly cares!”

Parent of a Freshman Student

“You made us both so at ease.”

Parent of a Sophomore Student

” Positive thinking and critical in understanding our needs for our son to get a job!!!”

College Graduate Parent

“I knew I needed guidance, a hand holder, someone who genuinely cares as much as I do about helping my sons (now heading to their HS freshman and senior years) have a smooth journey through HS and into college.  And that is who Dr. Hardy is, all wrapped up into one smiling, fabulously knowledgeable, patient…

Parent- Current Client

Ms. Hardy is a wonderful and knowledgeable counselor. She has guided me with my academic studies and prepared me for the college process. She has a strong educational background along with years of experience in helping students with their individual needs. I am forever grateful for her help and guidance.

Chrissy Washburn, Former Student

Dr. Hardy was able to get my son to think outside the box and asked him questions that he was not thinking about. This gave him a clear understanding of his choices.

Parent of a 2017 high school client

Assisting my daughter with the best college solutions for her learning style and then helping with the application process.Seamless, professional, made my children feel comfortable therefore making parents comfortable.

Jeffrey Tuccillo

Dr. Hardy’s approach has been sensitive and thoughtful. The focus has been on breaking the process down into manageable chunks to facilitate moving forward without overwhelming the student.

Parent of a 2017 high school client

Fantastic support above and beyond what is deemed to be the realm of the normal college approach.

Current HS Junior Student

Deb Hardy is a true professional. She is a caring, experienced counselor who takes a genuine interest in each of her students; she knows how to make each of them feel special and accomplished. Deb goes the extra mile to make sure that her students’ needs are met and that they are successful in all…

Ellen Battipaglia

Ms Hardy was truly a blessing – She took the time to educate me and my parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting me as I went through the process. I felt confident going into my college life, she is absolutely helpful, very knowledgeable and extremely organized.

Giovanni Loaiza, Former Student

An initial complimentary meeting will provide an opportunity for us to discuss the student's interests, needs and the best services to support the academic, career or college process.

Click to schedule a complimentary meeting or call us at (845) 628-0726