Weekly One-On-One Couneling


Each Holden Student Benefits From Individual Weekly
Social-Emotional Support

Holden’s counseling program is founded on the principle that all humans learn and grow in connection with those around them. Our RES (Resource, Exploration, and Support) counselors form supportive relationships with students and become their allies and advocates.

Special Circumstances

We want to ensure that Holden is a good fit for all our students. If a prospective student has been in a treatment program or hospitalized, a Holden counseling supervisor must speak with their program or therapist to be considered for acceptance.

Unfortunately, Holden is not structured to serve students with medically diagnosed psychoses or psychotic features, those who need line-of-sight supervision, have aggressive behavioral issues, or are currently in crisis.

How weekly counseling at Holden works

Students attend weekly individual meetings with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists or supervised Marriage and Family Therapist Associates to focus on self-exploration through discussion, art, music, or movement. 

Counseling sessions are student-directed and can include:

About Holden's Counselors

Our counselors have graduated from accredited master’s programs in Clinical Psychology and are furthering their training under supervision by licensed psychotherapists. They volunteer their time, energy, and skills to help students thrive at Holden.  Counselors participate in Holden’s Counselor Training & Internship Program for one (or occasionally two) school year(s).

BS, Brown University Neuroscience
MA, JFK University Psychology


changing lives since 1969