Connecting Through Consoles

For participants in our school year program between the ages of 8 and 13, we offer the popular program, Connecting Through Consoles. Created and run by staff members Hope Notaro, M.A., LMHC and Tim Couto, M.A., this exciting new program addresses issues around social skills and social cognition through the use of video games. While parents may have highly divergent opinions regarding their children's strong focus on this pursuit, video games have become a huge part of the social landscape for kids, adolescents, and adults alike. Hope and Tim use this popular medium as a vehicle for helping kids address issues such as choosing a game together, working out rules and details, managing competition, tolerating frustration, and using teamwork. 

Hope Notaro, M.A., LMHC

Connecting Through Consoles is run by Hope Notaro, M.A., LMHC, and Tim Couto, M.A. Both are professional counselors and are full-time members of the Academy MetroWest staff. 

Tim Couto, M.A.

Connecting Through Consoles will be offered in 6-week blocks during each period of the school year program. It is only available to participants already enrolled in our weekly social skills groups. If you have questions about this program, please contact Hope ( or Tim ( at 508-655-9200.

The fee for participation in Connecting Through Consoles is $300 for each 6 week block. Participants must sign up for the entire block.