Beth and Corinne joined forces and combined skills to help high school students and their parents navigate the complex college admission landscape. We are passionate about what we do and want to share our energy and enthusiasm with our clients. Launch College Counseling is the result of their synergistic partnership. Launch College Counseling provides Pro Bono services for those who qualify.

Beth Levine

Beth Levine, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, College Counselor
Beth completed her Certificate in College Counseling with distinction from UCLA.  Beth is an associate member of both IECA and NACAC as well as a full member of HECA, three distinguished college admission associations.  Beth stays current with all their publications and visits at least 25 colleges per year.

Beth is also a licensed clinical social worker who has focused on teenagers and their families for the past 15 years. Beth holds certifications in Family Therapy and Divorce Mediation.

As a mother of 4 children Beth guided her 3 oldest sons through all aspects of the college search and application process. Beth believes that based on the small number of college counselors at most high schools, relative to the number of students who need them, there is just no time for the counselors to get to know the students on an individual basis. Therefore, it is almost impossible to provide the level of service needed to help students find the best-fit college.  This experience inspired Beth to pursue a career as an independent college counselor.

Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan, a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law and a Masters of Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago.
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Corinne Pinsof-Kaplan

Corinne Pinsof-Kaplan, College Counselor
Corinne created and operated her own successful retail business for over 20 years. Corinne’s management experience combined with her organizational skills complement’s Beth’s clinical experience.  Corinne completed the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) Summer Training Institute and is a  member of IECA as well as HECA, the Higher Education Consultants Association.

Corinne discovered the lack of adequate college counseling first hand which motivated her to pursue her own career in college counseling.  Corinne guided her son and daughter throughout the college selection and application process. Corinne streamlined the process using spreadsheets to manage all deadlines and help with decision making.   Launch College Counseling was created to help students optimize their college application and find the best-fit college.

Corinne holds a Bachelor of General Studies with a Business Concentration from the University of Michigan.


College Essay Specialist  Launch has an exciting announcement.   We have hired Annie Levine to help college applicants with their essays.  Annie is a high school English teacher at Disney II in Chicago.  Annie has a BA in English from DePaul and a Masters in Education from Northwestern University.  She has a lot of energy and ideas and is enthusiastic about joining the Launch team.