Counseling Center

The Counseling Center at Suffield Academy is staffed with professionals trained in helping students navigate the secondary school experience. The Counseling Center provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to support students’ emotional growth and to enhance each student’s sense of emotional well-being.

The Counseling Center at Suffield Academy offers a wide variety of programs and services for students. Below are some of our current program offerings:

Responsible Relationships-in conjunction with the Suffield Academy Leadership program, we offer information for all grades on healthy relationships and decision-making.

Zen Den Diaries-a series of discussions aimed at topics pertinent to our students

Various Wellness-Related Programming-speakers, discussions, literature, videos and more focused on mental health and wellness topics
 
 

Counseling Office

List of 3 members.

Counseling Center Frequently Asked Questions

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • When and how might my child be directed for counseling services?

    Students are referred to the Counseling Center in a variety of ways-faculty (dorm parents, advisors, coaches, teachers), the Dean of Students, the Health Center, parents and students themselves.  Reasons for referral can include issues related to stress or anxiety, peer relationships, family issues, depressed mood, self-esteem, adjusting to campus life and more. Occasionally, counseling can be required as a part of a disciplinary action, as well.
     
  • Is there a number to call for the Counseling Center?

    The Counseling Center Team
    Christy Londraville, LMFT 
    Director of Counseling
    860.386.4511
    clondraville@suffieldacademy.org
     
    Dennis Roche, LMHC
    Counselor
    860.386.4505
    droche@suffieldacademy.org
     
    Heather Dugan, NCC, LPC
    Counselor
    860.386.4507
    hdugan@suffieldacademy.org
     
    Dr. G. Grant Holtzberg, PhD
    Consulting Licensed Psychologist
    860.386.4508
  • Is there a fee for counseling services?

    There is no fee to utilize counselors on campus, although on-going, long-term or more complex/specialized mental health needs are referred to outside therapists and other providers.  

    Dr. Holtzberg is one such clinician.  Dr. Holtzberg sees students for therapy on-campus and has a private practice in West Hartford. 
  • What should I do if I think my child needs counseling or would benefit from talking with someone?

    ​First, talk to your child.  Find out if he/she would be open to meeting with a counselor and express your support.  Then, call or email any of us at the contact information on this page.   
Suffield Academy   185 North Main Street   Suffield, Connecticut 06078   Phone 860.386.4400  |  Fax 860.386.4411