Welcome to the Guidance Department

The Chickering School Guidance Department staff consists of two mental health professionals, Guidance Counselor Cynthia Shapiro and School Psychologist, Kate Marchese who serve as counselors to the children in the school community. In their capacity, they service children who require prevention, on-going support, and/or crisis intervention within the educational setting. An important aspect of this department is educating and supporting parents through workshops, outside resources and interesting opportunities.

As needed, the Guidance Department meets with parents and teachers to collaboratively address student concerns. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, or relevant information about your child.

Cynthia Shapiro, Guidance Counselor

Kate Marchese, School Psychologist

508.785.0480 ext. 1144

508.785.0480 ext. 2018


Mental Health Resources

At Dover-Sherborn, we are committed to the mental health and well-being of all of our students. We present the following information and resources in addition to what we provide in school.  As always, while we are here to help and support our students, we encourage you to also speak with your pediatrician if you have concerns.
 

EMERGENCY SERVICE PROGRAMS (ESPs) are community-based agencies who provide 24/7 information, support and services to help individuals (or their families/friends) who are having a mental health or substance abuse crisis.  

ESP for Sherborn: Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Service: 800-640-5432

ESP for Dover: Riverside Community Care: 800-529-5077

LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH AGENCIES

Colony Care

Wellesley

781-431-1177

Needham Psychotherapy Associates

Needham

781-449-7522

Comprehensive Psychiatric Associates

Newton

781-239-3550

Walker Community Counseling

Needham

781-292-2196

Vorpahl Psychology Associates

Medfield

508-242-9666

Aurora Counseling Associates

Natick

508-650-0991

Riverside Community Counseling

Framingham

508-661-2020


TO LEARN MORE:

Anxiety

Anxiety Facts

Depression

Self-Injury

Signs of Suicide

Eating Disorders

Grief

Loss

Substance Abuse

 

PARENTING HOTLINE 
Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts www.parentshelpingparents.org   617-926-5008

Disclaimer:  These suggestions are not endorsements of any of the ideas or products found on this website. We have not read every document or book recommended on these pages and we are unable to keep up with all the changes being made at every site that we have linked. Furthermore, we take no responsibility for the consequences of any action one might take based upon reading the documents referenced. If one believes a child has a need for professional support, we recommend that the help of a licensed health care professional is sought.   

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  • Chickering Elementary School
  • 29 Cross Street, Dover, MA 02030
  • Phone (508) 785-0480
  • Fax (508) 785-9748
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