School and Community Mental Health Support

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 Mental Health Team:

  • 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 Mental Health Team has attended the following trainings/workshops (2017-2018):

  • 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

Community-Based Mental Health Services:

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