Bright Futures Consulting

"Helping Students Achieve Their College Admissions Dreams."

Bright Futures ConsultingBright Futures Consulting is Houston’s premier college consulting and career planning firm serving Clear Lake, Houston, Pearland, Friendswood, Galveston, and our newest location in Alvin, Texas. We happily serve families outside Texas and internationally via Skype.

The first step of any major life transition includes self-awareness; knowing yourself is vital to finding the best next steps. Bright Futures Consulting uses the Birkman Report, a nationally acclaimed assessment that gives great insight into one’s strengths, interests, and college/career opportunities. Our consultant guides a client through the comprehensive report, providing powerful understanding. The individualized attention and expert help, empower one to match inner needs toward direction and fit, be that the perfect college, gap year, graduate and professional school or career.

Bright Futures ConsultingDr. Beth Dennard

Beth's passion is helping students achieve their college dreams. She  once struggled to find direction and now she dedicates her life to helping others. Beth introduced educational consulting to the Bay Area in 1999, and the success and excellent reputation of Bright Futures Consulting is a direct result of both her professional experience and her passion for helping people succeed. Although getting into college has become more competitive and complex, Beth simplifies the search, structures the application process, and finds the programs that best fit each of her clients. Beth earned her doctorate in education, has visited over 350 colleges, and has worked in both college admissions and high school guidance.She is a certified Birkman Consultant and Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also a Certified Educational Planner – the highest level of competence one can achieve in educational planning.

Education and Certification
Ed.D. University of Houston, 2000
M.A. Ball State University, 1980
B.A.Troy State University, 1977
Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas 1993 - Present
Certified, Birkman Consultant
Certified, American Institute of Certified
    Educational Planners
Member of HECA - Higher Education
    Consultants Association
Member of NACAC - National Association
    of College Admission Council

Bright Futures ConsultingElana Denham, M.Ed.

I believe every client can benefit from the gift of self-awareness, and that each person's journey is unique. Working with Bright Futures allows me to help clients in the areas of college admissions, student success coaching, and college/career planning - all things I am passionate about! I have experience working with many types of students including international, first-generation, and “gap-year” students. I am also knowledgeable in educational policy, student/professional development and support, and the newest facets of higher education. I look forward to helping clients identify and recognize their potential, as well as providing solutions and guidance to pursuing their educational and career goals in a successful manner.

M.Ed. in Higher Education,
    University of Houston
B.S. Management (Human Resources),
    University of Houston - Clear Lake

Find Us In Downtown Alvin!


Phone: (281)486-0023

New Client Information

Office Hours -
By Appointment Only

Fees and Payments

Fees: Packages and Hourly Appointments (see New Client PDF above)

Payments: Bright Futures Consulting takes most major credit cards, checks and cash

Professional Counseling Staff

105 N. Gordon St., Ste 202
Alvin, TX 77511

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