School and Community Counseling Supports

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

At DHS, they collaborate with parents, guidance counselors, 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 mental health support and services in the Dedham Public Schools, please contact the Director of Counseling Services, Dr. Ashley Dubé (

Meet our DHS Clinicians:

  • Ashley Dubé, PsyD, NCSP - School Psychologist and Director of Counseling Services (781-310-1126)
  • Michael Monaghan, LICSW - Adjustment Counselor (781-310-1144)
  • Liz Vail, MS/CAGS, NCSP - School Psychologist (781-310-1880)
  • Nell Scribner, MS/CAGS, NCSP - School Psychologist (781-310-1127)
  • Svea Bissonnette, MS/CAGS, NCSP, School Psychologist (781-310-1627)

Our counseling team has attended the following trainings/workshops:


  • DBT and CBT interventions in schools, McLean Hospital (ongoing training)
  • Understanding trauma and behavioral challenges in schools, Dr. Craig Murphy
  • Understanding domestic violence and resources for support, JFCS Domestic Violence Program


  • 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

NEW Prevention and Intervention Groups at DHS:

  • This school year (2018-2019) the counseling team piloted Tier 2 (targeted) intervention and prevention groups. Our team wrote a grant through the Dedham Education Foundation and received full funding to support these targeted intervention groups. Two sessions are offered throughout the school year for approximately 8 weeks (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019). Please contact our counseling staff with any questions.
    • Yoga/Mindfulness Practice
    • Stress Management for Teens
    • Finding Balance in Life and Relationships
    • Fitness and Healthy Decision-Making

Community-Based Mental Health Services:

  • Riverside Community Care - Dedham Office (781-329-0909)
  • William James Interface Referral Service (888-244-6843)