Counseling

Welcome to the BHS Counseling Department! We are committed to supporting students navigate the high school years; build self-efficacy and resilience, make healthy decisions and acquire a sense of civic responsibility. Professional and caring school school counselors advocate and facilitate individual and system change in order to empower students to embrace their potential and to achieve their personal and academic aspirations. We initiate access and equity for all learners, embrace diversity, and encourage collaboration in our school and community. Our comprehensive and individualized approach encompasses personal/social, career/college and academic counseling. Please find more information about our comprehensive counseling seminars here.

NEW! 
The Town of Bedford and the Bedford Public Schools are pleased to announce a new affiliation with the William James College INTERFACE Referral Service, an outpatient mental health resource and referral Helpline, open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, and available to Bedford residents and students of Bedford Public Schools. The Helpline can be reached at 888-244-6843 for resource information and/or outpatient mental health provider referrals from a trained resource and referral counselor. If you have any questions regarding mental health and social service supports or do not have health insurance, please contact Bedford’s Community Social Worker Christopher Bang at 781-918-4328 or [email protected].

COVID-19 Update
In the wake of the news surrounding the Coronavirus and our school closure, it is normal to feel stressed or anxious. Please take care of yourself and monitor your own physical and mental health. The BPS Counseling Department contributes to and provides helpful resources on this website.

College/Post-Secondary Information: There have been many recent updates and changes with colleges during this time. Please visit a college's website directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information. There are also a lot of helpful articles and resources out there to help - many are included in the Class of 2021 Google Counseling Classroom. We have also placed some in this document and will continue to update it with more resources we find helpful. 

Information For New Families
We encourage you to look at our Program of Studies and peruse the school website to find general information about the school, such as courses and sequences, clubs, and athletics. If you have specific questions after reviewing the material listed on our website, please contact Kristin Ferrari and she will be able to put you in touch with a counselor via email or phone.

If you have decided to register to Bedford High School, please contact our registrar, Nancy Powell at 781-275-1700 ex. 4407 or Email to set up a time to review the paperwork. 

School counselors encourage your questions. We want everyone to have the information necessary to make informed decisions. To make an appointment with your school counselor please use the contact information below.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone Other
Alicia Linsey Director of Counseling Ext. 4408
Kristin Ferrari Administrative Assistant Ext. 4409
Meredith Tobe Administrative Assistant Ext. 4410
Charles Alperin Adjustment Counselor Ext. 4414
Brian DeChellis School Counselor Ext. 4411 Calendar
Karen Ford School Counselor Ext. 4521 Calendar
Janel Halupowski School Counselor Ext. 4413 Calendar
Alison Lohrum School Counselor Ext. 4415 Calendar
Kristen Milano School Counselor Ext. 4412 Calendar
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