Weekly One-On-One Couneling

THE HOLDEN PROMISE

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 of our students. If the prospective student has ever been in a treatment program or hospitalized, one of our counseling supervisors needs to speak with their program or therapist before a student can 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
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BA, Mills College Sociology
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BA, Georgia So. Univ. Creative Writing
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MA, JFK University Psychology
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MA, Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
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