Dedham Middle School


School counselors, school psychologists, and adjustment counselors help children and adolescents succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.

At DMS, they collaborate with parents, administrators, educators, and families to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

For more information regarding counseling and mental health support and services in the Dedham Public Schools, please contact the Director of Counseling Services, Dr. Ashley Dubé (

Meet our DMS Counseling Team:

Cate Barclay, MA Ed.S, NCSP: School Psychologist (781) 310-7011

Alison Burke, MS/CAGS, NCSP : School Psychologist (781) 310 - 7012

Kristen Mitchell, MSW, LCSW : Adjustment Counselor (781) 310 - 7015

Isabelle Nolan, M.ED: School Counselor (781) 310 - 7014

Christie Parker, M.A., P.D. : School Psychologist (781) 310 - 7016

Elizabeth Pedersen, M.ED: School Counselor (781) 310 - 7013

Kevin Quaranto, M.ED: School Counselor (781) 310 - 7115

Jamellah Newton, Guidance secretary (781) 310 - 7017


  • The DPS Counseling Services Department has been partnering with McLean Hospital for training and consultation throughout the 2021-2022 school year. This work has been valuable and meaningful to our work with children and families.

Resources to Help Our Kids Thrive: Kids, Phones and Social Media. Check out this helpful link from the Child Mind Institute. Click HERE .

  • Check out our webinar for 8th graders transitioning to DHS!

March 2021 -- Grade 8 Transition Assembly

Our Counseling Department has attended the following trainings/workshops (2017-2021):

  • Supporting our LGBTQ youth, SafeSchools, Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

  • Collaborating to manage anxiety in schools, Northeastern University

  • Psychopharmacological interventions, Judge Baker Children's Center

  • Trauma and risk evaluation process, Children's Charter Trauma Clinic

  • Understanding the hospitalization process, Franciscan Children's Hospital CBAT Unit

  • Understanding children and adolescent grief and coping, Care Dimensions

  • Trauma and Adverse Life Experiences (ACEs), Dr. Craig Murphy

  • Therapeutic practices for youth (DBT and CBT), McLean Hospital

  • Mindfulness practices for school practitioners, Minding your Mind

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