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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: 

Counselors are available to meet one-on-one with NDA students. 
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"Divorce Groups" are available for students whose parents are divorced or who have a non-traditional family and need support. They are organized by grade level.  "Grief Groups" are offered for students suffering the loss of a loved one. 

Parent Resources: We are committed to providing parents with up-to-date resources and support.  Please see our Parent Toolbox for relevant articles, tips and book recommendations.  Link to: Parent Toolbox

Healthy Living Programs:

Drug Free Club - NDA is a member of Drug Free Clubs of AmericaNDA's Drug Free Club rewards and empowers students for being drug free. For more information, 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. 

Wellness Resources by Topic:

Crisis Text Line741-741 

  • 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.

Healthy Dating / Warning Signs of Unhealthy Relationships


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