The mission of the Counseling Office is to be vigilant in the evaluation of the needs of our student body, the families we serve, and the Hyde community. Based on these evaluations, we are dedicated to delivering matching services through direct support, development of programs, and the use of resources to support everyone in the Hyde community as each person pursues their own unique potential.

Direct & Indirect Services

Direct services are provided as goal-oriented, brief treatment counseling for students struggling with the demands of adolescence including,

  • healthy decision making
  • navigating peer relationships
  • skill building for managing anxiety and depression
  • developing greater self management skills
  • supporting individual emotional development
  • individualized transition plans and support for new
  • students entering Hyde from other schools or settings.

The Counseling Office provides indirect services through referral to community providers for,

  • longer-term counseling
  • educational and psychological testing
  • medication management.

The Counseling Office also provides 24 hour support for crisis intervention and evaluation.


The Counseling Office is involved in the creation, development, and implementation of programs that serve the needs of our students in a variety of areas.

For example, through Hyde’s multi-tiered Recovery and Prevention Program, students receive support in making healthy decisions regarding substances.


The School Counselor works in collaboration with faculty, coaches, and dorm parents to insure adequate support of every student’s mental health needs in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.

Working closely with the Admissions team, Academic Support, the Dean of Students, and the Head of School, Hyde’s School Counselor works to provide all students with well-designed plans to support their individual learning requirements and their social/emotional needs so that a strong foundation is in place for optimal growth during this important and challenging developmental phase.

The Counseling Office also collaborates in the continued development of a comprehensive Residential Life Curriculum that focuses on character, community service, peer mediation, diversity, leadership, and self-awareness.

The School Counselor also works closely with Hyde School’s Biggest Job Family Education Department in developing curriculum and providing support to families.

Meet Hyde’s School Counselor

Lori Hobart is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing for 22 years. Lori has vast experience with adolescents and their families.

Lori has had extensive training in the areas of anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, family conflict, oppositional behavior, and ADHD.

Lori provides short term, goal-oriented counseling to any student in need. While observing and analyzing the needs of our current student population, Lori develops programs to meet the ever changing needs of today’s adolescents.

Lori works closely with the Dean’s Office, coaches, dorm parents, Admissions and Family Education to assist students who may be struggling with behavior, motivation, time-management, family
dynamics, appropriate decision making, etc. When a student transitions from other schools or programs, Lori works with the family, the student, and all support personnel to help the student make a strong start at Hyde, giving them the best chance for success.

During Family Weekends and Family Learning Center weekends, Lori is available to help families work through any issues that may arise. Lori is also available for phone consultations to families at any time during their time at Hyde.

Lori Hobart

Lori Hobart, LCSW
(207) 443-7195