Meet the High School Level School Adjustment Counselor!
|Ms. Monteiro graduated in 2005 from Boston College with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Communication. In 2013 she received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Bridgewater State University. Ms. Monteiro has 10 years of experience working with adolescents and families who are dealing with mental health issues, domestic violence, poverty, substance abuse, parental abuse or neglect and emotional distress as a result of traumatic exposure. From her past positions as a DCF social worker, service coordinator and clinician, she is very knowledgeable on the resources available in the community to best serve our students.|
Meet the Middle School Level Counselors
|Ashley Estacio - Behavior Therapy Specialist|
Ms. E has a BA in psychology from UMass Dartmouth and is currently enrolled in her MA clinical psychology program to ultimately receive her LMHC. Her experience started as the intern school clinician for a locked alternative middle school program and since then has included being a caseworker, a counselor for a residential facility and in-home therapist. This is Ashley's fourth school year here at Resiliency Preparatory Academy as the Behavior Therapy Specialist. With her case management and crisis intervention skills, Ms.Estacio is very successful in addressing students of concern.
Groups Offered by the counselors
- Mindfulness/resilience group: a psychoeducational that provides students with some skills to regulate their emotions effectively. It draws from mindfulness and meditation practices. A unique and different approach to management of emotions.
- Anger Management Group
- Expecting Fathers Group
- Young Parents Group
Services Offered by the counselors
- Immediate response to onsite crises
- Peer Mediation
- Connecting students to outside services/counseling
- Bullying investigations