Counseling

Dearborn Academy offers extensive high-quality clinical services to our students and their families.

Every student in our programs meets individually with a Dearborn therapist at school every week for a private session. These sessions may take the form of a private conversation in an office or they may be activity-based—for example, therapists and students might go for walks, work on projects or participate in games as they talk about sensitive issues. Counseling sessions give students a chance to talk with a highly skilled child or adolescent psychotherapist about personal issues, peers, family life and fears. High school students often explore issues of independence, personal responsibility, social relationships, self-esteem and preparing for the future. For students who need support with medications or other medical treatments, Dearborn works closely with a consulting psychiatrist.

Dearborn students may also participate in group therapy. Groups might talk about relationships, conflict or substance abuse in the family or among peers. Group therapy is a highly effective way to learn to trust others, build a stronger sense of empathy and connection and overcome feelings of shame, isolation and anxiety. We also provide quality family therapy, in the student’s home and on campus, and, from time to time, group therapy for parents.

Few schools offer as wide a range of clinical services as Dearborn. Our clinical services include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy and parent counseling
  • Medication assessment and treatment
  • Treatment coordination

  • Additional student and family support


To learn more about our clinical services, download more details here.