Mental Health Resources

As part of the comprehensive school counseling program at CHRHS, we work individually and in groups with students on a variety of personal issues. CHRHS has two school social workers on site.  We also work collaboratively with outside providers and agencies to make sure students have access to necessary supports. Please contact the Counseling Office for more information.

Katie Cronin, LMSW-CC

BFA- Savannah College of Art and Design

MSW- University of Maine Orono

I have had the good fortune of being educated all over the map literally and figuratively. While my background is in photography and jewelry, I also have a passion for helping others in a clinical role as a school social worker. I have worked with adolescents for six years in varying capacities as a mental health professional. Additionally, I have worked with people struggling with substance use disorders and have experience in restorative justice. My clinical philosophy is umbrellaed by mindfulness practice and the cognitive behavioral therapy model (if you can change the way you think, you can change the way you feel). I especially love working with students in the school because of the sense of community and the rich benefit of collaboration in an interdisciplinary team of teachers, administrators, and more. When I’m not in school you might find me in the garden growing veggies and dahlias, at the lake with my family, getting creative in my art studio, or walking my beloved dog, Chip.

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy” -Rabindranath Tagore



Allison Pringle Bennett, LCSW
B.A. Haverford College; Psychology Major with a concentration in Feminist and Gender Studies

Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.)  University of New England

I have always been drawn to the field of social work and the social work values of human dignity, equity and social justice.  I believe in the power of authentic relationship to encourage and foster meaningful change and consider myself incredibly privileged to do this work. My career began in Philadelphia working in the domestic violence field, before moving to Maine to pursue a job doing work with children and families in a case management role.  In my graduate work at UNE I had the opportunity to work in a school setting, and knew I wanted to come back to this work someday.  Since then, I have worked with adolescents and families in a variety of roles, including serving as the Zenith clinician since 2008 and the Rising Tide clinician in 2013-2014.  The last six years have seen me in private practice, where I continued to primarily focus on work with adolescents and young adults.  I am thrilled to be back working in a school setting and with a such a talented and committed group of professionals.  Outside of school you could find me hiking in the Camden Hills or up in Acadia with my husband, my three kids, and my dog, Sugar, baking, reading, or somewhere by the ocean.  One of the greatest decisions I ever made was to move to the coast of Maine and I am grateful every day that I get to live and work in a place of such natural beauty. 

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” -Carl Rogers


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