Bridgton Academy mental health service is available to our students 24/7. All students have unlimited access to our experienced mental health therapist with no fees, co-pays, or deductibles.
By building trust with the school counselor, and engaging in a course of effective treatment, our young men learn to respond to life challenges in a more adaptive manner. The School Counselor encourages the collaboration of family and other members of the student’s support team whenever desired by the student.
Services of the School Counselor:
Preventative Mental Health Care to All Students, Starting with Orientation. Promoting awareness of expected stressors vs. when additional support is needed.
Mental Health Treatment for: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bereavement, Divorce, Family and Relational Conflicts, Homesickness, Anger Management, Sleep Disturbance, Autism Spectrum, Stress related to Academic and/or Athletic Challenges, Support for ADD/ADHD and other Learning Disorders.
Substance Use Treatment and referrals to specialists as needed
Substance Use Prevention: Educating All Students About Substance Use Risks, Risk Reduction Strategies, etc.
Campus Wide Wellness Initiatives: Self Care (Sleep Hygiene, Hydration, etc.), Stress Management Techniques, Study Breaks, Mind-Body Awareness Activities.
Blog for parents and students, to prepare for the challenging transition of leaving home. This blog provides support for students to work through the variety of mental health challenges they will confront throughout the post-graduate year, in college, and beyond.
*Tobacco Cessation Group
*Diversity Club focusing on inclusion, equality, and civil rights issues.
The School Counselor is an Ally to Students of Color, Students of all Cultural & Class Backgrounds, and to students of all Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities, and Expression. Her primary goal is “To help all students feel safe, welcome, and supported during their ‘Year That Makes The Difference’”.