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Personal Counseling

Meet Our Personal Counselors:

Mrs. Erin Maggard, M.A. Mrs. Kathy Hildreth, M.A.
Certified School Counselor                             Certified School Counselor                                 
         859-292-1834       859-292-1825
Office: Counselors Quad (1st Floor) Office: Counselors Quad (1st Floor)

Notre Dame’s Personal Counselors seek to promote and support the emotional and social well-being of all students to ultimately advance their educational and personal gifts and capabilities.  

Services & Programs Offered:

Individual Counseling: 

Students are encouraged to talk with a Personal Counselor if they are having problems, or are facing a difficult situation and want to talk to an objective person about it. The Counselors are available for meeting during the school day and before or after school. Students can visit counselors on their own or they may be referred by faculty, staff, family members, or friends.

Group Counseling: Groups are offered for students interested in sharing with other students who have had similar experiences to gain from their support and understanding. Support groups meet once a week for 5 weeks each semester. They are scheduled on a rotating basis so that no one misses a class more than once a semester.

Groups Offered at NDA: Divorce Group is available for students whose parents are divorced or who have a non-traditional family and need support. They are organized by grade level. Grief Group is offered for students suffering the loss of a loved one. 

Healthy Living & Prevention Efforts at Notre Dame Academy:

    • NDA's Drug Free Club rewards and empowers students for being drug free.  For more information about NDA's Drug Free Club, contact Mrs. Hildreth at 
  • Red Ribbon Week - Nationally recognized week to address drug prevention
  • Suicide Prevention - Awareness and resources provided to students and faculty annually
  • Body Peace Week - NDA's effort to promote positive body image
  • Anti-Bullying Efforts - Grade level presentations and school-wide commitment to NDA's anti-bullying policy
  • Guest Speakers - Cover topics relevant to school and social issues.  Past presentations include: Women's Crisis Center: Be Date Safe, Abstinence Message from Diocese, Breast Cancer Awareness, Drug and Alcohol Prevention 

Resource List by Topic:

Crisis Text Line: Text 741-741 

If in any type of crisis situation or someone you know is in crisis, you can text 741-741.  This is Free.  There are crisis counselors available 24/7.  This is Confidential and will not show up on Cell Phone Bills.


Drugs and Alcohol:

The Brook Hospitals offer FREE, Confidential, In-Depth Assessments for teens and adults. They can offer Outpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and Inpatient Programs for teens or adults struggling with addictions and/or mental health issues. Appointments can be scheduled 24 hours a day / 7 days a week:  1-800-866-8876

Self-Harm Resources:

Information for Parents