Empowering Individuals with Learning Differences to Succeed—Academically, and Beyond!
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center for Diagnostic and Treatment Services for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities

595 Price Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 322-5910 · Fax (650) 322-7075


The core, year-round services provided by MCEC include psychological and educational assessments, tutoring, and group and individual psychotherapy, all of which are designed to teach students to access their learning strengths to compensate for areas of weakness. Many clients return over their academic lifespan, starting in early elementary school and returning for updated assessments and guidance in middle school, high school, college, and beyond. MCEC also provides free parent education classes and free topic-specific talks by staff to community and school groups. Hundreds of testimonials indicate that clients benefit significantly from MCEC's services throughout their lifetimes, often reporting notable success in school and/or their professional lives.

Morrissey-Compton offers a full array of evaluation services, including:
  • Psychoeducational Evaluations
  • Extended/Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluations
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Educational Evaluations
  • Intellectual Evaluations
Our options for treatment include:
  • Educational Therapy/Tutoring
  • Psychotherapy Services:
    • Play Therapy for Children
    • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Skill-building groups are available for kids who struggle with issues such as making/ keeping friends, impulse control, anxiety, emotion regulation, and managing stress.

Morrissey-Compton provides consultations, evaluations, and advocacy for students with learning disabilities, and coaching for parents, to ensure that, as legally required, their school program includes appropriate special education services and accommodations.

Free parent education classes are offered in both Redwood City and Half Moon Bay, as well as free topic-specific talks by staff to community and school groups.

Designed to help parents who are struggling with challenges and stress.

The first step to address difficulties for individuals, families, schools, and other agencies.

Morrissey-Compton Educational Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation.