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Counseling Services

teacher standing in front of a whiteboard in a classroomCounselors are available to all Elementary­•Middle School students so they can make the most of their Landmark education. Services provided include psycho-educational class groups, individual and group counseling, consultation with teachers and parents, and the coordination of the Relaxation Response Program.

During psycho-educational classes, students learn about expected behaviors, conflict resolution, decision-making, team-building, and healthy relationships. Students can be referred for individual or group counseling by Academic Advisors, teachers, or parents. Counselors also meet with students as needed for crisis intervention.

Relaxation Response Program

Our counseling department coordinates and oversees a Relaxation Response Program at EMS. After receiving training through the Benson Institute, counselors train faculty and students in techniques for eliciting the “relaxation response,” a means of alleviating stress, reducing anxiety, and improving focus for our students. These simple meditative techniques are introduced in class and certain tutorials to provide students with tools they can use in school or at home to counter the “flight or fight” response to stressful stimuli.

Questions regarding the Counseling Department can be directed to Meghan Ferguson Sauder at (978) 236-3134.