Student Support & Counseling Services

The Park School's student support and counseling program is grounded in the school's progressive philosophy, and the understanding that young people must be nurtured and supported not just academically and intellectually, but also emotionally and socially. The student support and counseling services provided at Park are comprehensive in scope and include developmentally focused services, curriculum, and programs in concert with this philosophy.

School Counselors

Park is staffed by three counselors who are instrumental in the delivery of support services to families. Services provided by our school counseling team include the following:

For parents:

  • Resources on issues such as parenting, child development, peer relationships, divorce, grief and loss, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental health disorders, substance use, and more.
  • Consultation on social, emotional, and mental health concerns.
  • Confidential guidance and support.
  • Referrals to community based support services.

For Students:

  • Confidential counseling.
  • Conflict resolution support and facilitation.
  • Social skills education and support.
  • Resources and tools on topics such as friendship making, stress reduction, self-advocacy, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental health disorders, substance use, and more.
  • Screenings for mental health and substance use concerns.
  • Crisis management and intervention.
  • Referrals to community based support services.

Our School Counselors also:

  • Coordinate and facilitate Park's Pre-K-12 social emotional learning program (including Life Skills and Wellness9).
  • Provide Pre-K-12 parent education, including Park Connects Education Workshops.
  • Facilitate staff professional development.
  • Address issues related to school climate and culture.
  • Serve as key members of the school’s Crisis Management Team.

Health Team

The Health Team is a cross-divisional and multidisciplinary group that meets weekly to ensure continuity of support and consistency of wellness programming and services across the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Park School's Health Team includes our three school counselors, the School Nurse, our Athletics Trainer, and two Human Sexuality Educators.

School Nurse, Jan Brant
Jan Brant 
Director of Nursing Services
jbrant@parkschool.net
Director of Middle and Upper School Counseling and Wellness, Krista Dhruv
Krista Dhruv, LCSW-C 
Director of Middle & Upper School Counseling and Wellness
kdhruv@parkschool.net
Health Educator (MS, US), Ashley Edwards
Ashley Edwards
Middle and Upper School Health Educator
aedwards@parkschool.net
Middle and Upper School Counseling Intern, Sam Hanft
Sam Hanft
Middle and Upper School Counseling Intern
shanft@parkschool.net
Middle and Upper School Counselor, Porscha Henson
Porscha Henson, LCPC, NCC, RPT
Middle and Upper School Counselor
phenson@parkschool.net
Lower School Counselor, Christina Kim
Christina Kim, MSEd, LCSW
Lower School Counselor
ckim@parkschool.net
Athletic Trainer, Dan Lopez
Dan Lopez
Athletic Trainer
dlopez@parkschool.net
Health Educator, Debbie Roffman
Debbie Roffman
Human Sexuality Educator
droffman@parkschool.net