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Therapeutic Mentoring offers one-to-one, structured community-based support as a supplement to other treatment services. Therapeutic Mentoring helps young people do better in school, with friends and family and in the community. Through individualized support in community settings, young people are able to improve:


  •   Age-appropriate behaviors
  •   Social/communication skills
  •   Problem-solving skills
  •   Conflict resolution
  •   Coping skills for anger


Services are provided in any setting where the child or youth resides (such as home or foster care) and in community settings such as a school, child care setting, etc.


Therapeutic Mentoring

How to access therapeutic mentoring services

What do Therapeutic mentors do?



Young people are eligible for Therapeutic Mentoring if they are:

  • Under age 21
  • Currently participating in Outpatient Therapy, In-Home Therapy, or Intensive Care Coordination
  • Members of Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, Network Health or Neighborhood Health Plan

Therapeutic Mentoring cannot be provided as a “stand-alone” service. It must be included as a goal on an individual care plan for youth in ICC, or as a goal on the individualized action plan for a youth in In-Home or Out Patient therapy.



Therapeutic Mentors help youth achieve their behavioral health treatment goals by  increasing knowledge and practicing skills

in the real world.


First, Therapeutic Mentors conduct an assessment to ensure that the services is appropriate for the child/young adult.  If enrolled, the Therapeutic Mentor will meet regularly with the youth and collaborate

with other providers, such as therapists, ICC’s, and medical professionals.

  • Recreation clubs (YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs)
  • Tutoring
  • Job-training
  • Health and wellness programs


For more information on Therapeutic Mentoring, please contact:

Holly Hammershoy, LMHC

Clinical Supervisor

P: 978-327-6618



To make a referral, please contact:

Linda Elliot

Intake Coordinator

P: 978-327-6611



Click here for a referral form.