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Behavioral Health

Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health for ALL Our Students



Meet Your District Behavioral Health Coach


Lauren Sabella M.Ed., SAC, LMHC 

Ms. Sabella comes from a mental health background and has over 10 years of experience working with children and families.  The role of the Behavioral Health Coach, in Reading Public Schools is to collaborate with other district and school leaders, to lead and support a comprehensive, fully integrated and tiered system of behavioral and social emotional supports. Ms. Sabella is responsible for the supporting, developing, organization and coordination of student behavioral health and social emotional learning in the school setting.  She supports our schools by providing direction, training, coordination, and oversight of social emotional support, mental health and behavioral health services for staff, parents and community in order to benefit all students. 


Questions about your child's social, emotional, behavioral health?

Need to find supports for your student or family?

Click on the tabs above to find your building contact.


The Town of Reading has contracted with a unique referral service staffed by licensed clinicians in Newton, MA that helps children, teens, & adults become connected with mental health providers. Get a provider match that meet your specific needs, accepts your insurance & has available appointments. Call the INTERFACE REFERRAL HELPLINE- 888-244-6843 (toll free) or 617-332-3666 x1411 • M-F 9am-5pm •

Questions about Behavioral Health in the district?


Lauren Sabella, LMHC
District Behavioral Health Coach
(781)-944-8200 ext.807


RMHS Mental Health Supports 

Sharyn Drew
School Psychologist 

Harlan Kroff
School Social Worker

Debra Lanigan
School Social Worker

Jillian Solvian
School Social Worker

Parker Middle School

Ann Ozanian
School Psychologist 

Kimberly Bernazzani
School Psychologist
(781) 944-1236 ext. 319

Coolidge Middle School
Marlene Lifshin
School Adjustment Counselor
Laura Vance
Special Education Program School Psychologist

Rachel Herman
School Psychologist

Barrows Elementary

Christine Crocker
School Psychologist

Birch Meadow Elementary

Ashley Dennis
School Psychologist
Ashley Dennis@Reading.K12.MA.US

Joshua Eaton Elementary

Carolyn Maas
School Psychologist

Killam Elementary

Alice Gomez
School Psychologist

Wood End Elementary

Emma Conry
School Psychologist

RISE Preschool

Kelley Bostwick

RISE Director


COVID District Resources:

New Social Emotional Learning Website
Tips & Tricks for Transitioning Back to In-Person Learning
Parenting During COVID-19 Webinar: Managing Anxiety
Parenting During COVID-19 Webinar: Behavior Management
Parenting During COVID-19 Webinar: Mental Health & Self-Care
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A PowerPoint from the informational session presented on December 9th 2019 for Reading Parents about, "How to talk to your kids about sex."
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