Mental Health

Social and Emotional Supports

Our mission is to actively support the academic and social-emotional success of all Northfield students. We advocate for students to receive appropriate mental health support and obtain an equal public education in a safe and secure environment. We collaborate with Northfield Staff staff, parents/guardians, outside community resources, and students to ensure that all Northfield students can access the general education.

Criteria for Referring to School-Based Therapy at Northfield High School

  • Referrals to school-based therapy may be made by school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers and administrators.
  • Student demonstrates mental health needs that exceed scope of practice of school counselors.
  • Student demonstrates a history of mental health needs that have not been addressed or have been under addressed.
  • Student does not receive outpatient therapy outside of the school currently.
  • Student demonstrates financial barriers that would render outpatient therapy outside of the school a hardship.
  • Student demonstrates transportation barriers that would render outpatient therapy outside of the school a hardship.

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

Dina Zainy
School Health Professional
P: 720-423-8138
dina_zainy@dpsk12.org