MSquared Counseling: Mark Moody: Experienced, Ethical College Counseling

Services for Families
San Francisco
Teens, Young Adults

I am a college admission expert with over 20 years of experience, primarily as a Director of College Counseling at premier college prep schools in the Bay Area, Shanghai, Denver, Houston and Seattle. I am now transitioning to full-time independent college counseling and consulting for schools. I'm based in San Francisco, but available by Zoom to anywhere.

If you're a parent looking for clarity and help in the college search for your child, I offer comprehensive support for students and parents with honesty, integrity, and a sense of humor. My fundamental approach is to help families stay grounded together and have a positive learning experience that leads to a final choice that feels right. I aim to minimize the anxiety of uncertainty and help students find a range of best fits based on their learning style, aspirations, authentic interests, affordability, and other individual needs and preferences. At the same time, I coach and encourage students to explore interests, maintain healthy balance, reflect on experience, develop and express their voice, and make evidence-based decisions.  Every student is different, and every college search I support is personalized to meet that student and their family where they are.

Take a look at my website at to learn more about how my philosophy is shaped by years of defining student-centered best practice for admission offices and schools, and informed by longstanding relationships with admission professionals worldwide. If we might be a good fit to work together, reach out for a conversation.

You can reach me by email at mark [at] (subject: Inquiry%20from%20BPN)

Mark Moody

Mark Moody
mark [at]
(833) 677-8733