A view from above of the main building at the Notre Dame Academy catholic all-girls school in Covington, Northern Kentucky.
Support Services

About Personal Counseling

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.  

Meet Our Personal Counselors

Erin Maggard

Erin Maggard

| Personal Counselor

M.A., Counselor Education, Ohio State University
B.A., Psychology, University of Louisville

Kathy Hildreth

| Personal Counselor (M, W, TH)

M.A., School Counseling, Northern Kentucky University
B.S., Secondary Education, University of Idaho
B.A., Botany, Miami University

Services & Programs Offered

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.

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: “Family Support 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. 

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

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 hildrethk@ndapandas.org

Nationally recognized week to address drug prevention.

Awareness and resources provided to students and faculty annually.

NDA’s effort to promote positive body image.

Grade level presentations and school-wide commitment to NDA’s anti-bullying policy.

Cover topics relevant to school and social issues. 

Wellness Resources by Topic

  • 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. http://www.crisistextline.org/faq/

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

Eating Disorder Awareness

American Heart Association – Pandas Go Red! – Flyer from NDA’s 2015 “Pandas Go Red” event

American Heart Association – Family Tree – Use this as a guide to explore your family’s health history

Ways to Relieve or Reduce Stress