Personal Resources

Personal Counselors
In addition to academic and personal support offered by Guidance Counselors, each student at NHS is assigned to a Personal Counselor who can help them navigate more challenging personal situations.  Personal Counselors help students in crisis of any sort - friendship issues, issues at home, personal struggles - and also meet with students to help them with on-going support.   If you'd like to meet with your Personal Counselor, please either fill out an appointment request form or stop by in person.   Parents/guardians should contact either the Personal Counselor or School Counselor with any concerns regarding their student.

Ms. Roberts (last names A-L)       Jennifer_Roberts@Needham.k12.ma.us        781.455.0800 x2150
Ms. Yearwood (last names M-Z)   Dianne_Yearwood@Needham.k12.ma.us      781.455.0800 x2106

MSPP Interface
NHS collaborates with Newton-based MSPP Interface to help connect students and families with mental health counseling resources, taking much of the cumbersome and time-consuming process of locating available counselors off of families' shoulders.   Families should contact MSPP Interface directly at 617.332.3666 x411 to speak with a mental health professional to help you locate an appropriate counselor.  During this initial consult, MSPP Interface will ask for the following:  basic insurance information in order to ensure that providers take your insurance; general questions regarding the issue you'd like to address; location preference; time/day preference. 

MSPP Interface has been a fabulous partner to NHS Guidance and provided invaluable support to families. 

Riverside Community Healthcare
Riverside Community Healthcare offers comprehensive mental health counseling services, including individual, group and family counseling, as well as substance abuse services.  Contact them at 781.329.0909.

Needham Youth Services
Needham Youth Services offers a variety of programming, including counseling services and host of community and school partnership programs. Programs include tutoring, volunteer opportunities, socialization groups and a series of seminars and parent programs.  Check out their website for much more information about this important resource.  Contact them at 781.455.7500.

Drug/Alcohol Awareness and Programming
Needham Department of Health offers prevention and education programs for both parents and youth around the topic of substance use and abuse.