Counseling Services

Our staff of licensed professionals is always available to help students navigate the challenges of adolescence and boarding school. No problem is too big or too small to discuss with a counselor.

About Counseling Services

Under the general oversight of the director of counseling, counselors are available to assist students with the variety of challenges, changes, and concerns that develop during adolescence and during school, including anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, achievement conflicts, and concerns about social choices. Short-term outpatient treatment is provided at no cost. Students and parents are encouraged to seek out a counselor regarding personal or emotional concerns with a student. Five licensed therapists provide 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, on-call emotional crisis evaluations and counseling. If long-term treatment is needed, students may be referred to appropriate private licensed professionals in the community. Parents are routinely notified if ongoing treatment or support is provided or if issues of safety arise. Counselors provide support in cooperation with the deans office, faculty advisors, and dormitory faculty.

Psychiatric consultation is also available to students who request medication evaluations and diagnostic consultations. Usually, students who are prescribed medication are also seen in brief psychotherapy in the counseling department.

Please note that fees for psychiatric services are not included in the health and medical fee of tuition. Parents must make separate arrangements for payment.


Contact Us

Jodi von Jess, LCSW, Director of Counseling
(860) 435-3659

Kristen Lazarus, LCSW, Mental Health Counselor
(860) 435-3763

Christina Miranda, LPC, Mental Health Counselor
(860) 435-3235