Mental Health

Mental Health Counseling

Meeting the social and emotionally needs of students is a crucial part of teaching student resiliency in the face of challenges and preparing students for academic success in high school and beyond. Any student or guardian may request counseling for their student and counselors meet with students individually and in small groups to discuss a range of issues including anxiety, grief and loss, body image, and anger management.

Northfield also partners with several organizations to provide preventative, strengths-based programming for students including Sources of Strength, Girl’s Inc., Judi’s House, Colorado Youth Matters, Ambassadors of Compassion, and Project PAVE. The NHS Wellness Team, in partnership with the Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities, is comprised of guardians, students and school staff who work collaboratively to bring wellness initiatives to Northfield.

Sources of Strength

Mission
Our mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength.

Vision
We believe that many strengths are more powerful than one, and our united goal is to activate and mobilize these strengths in ways that positively change individuals and communities.

Here’s a link to a video.

Mental Health and School Support Team

Meghan O’Connor
School Psychologist
P: 720-423-8092
MEGHAN_OCONNOR@dpsk12.org

Sierra Dawkins
School Social Worker
P: 720-423-8026
SIERRA_DAWKINS@dpsk12.org

Kelly Smith
School Nurse
P: 720-423-8028

Jamie Doak
School-Based Therapist
P: 303-569-8109
Jamie@WholeChildColorado.org