Counselors help students to be successful during high school by providing academic, social-emotional, and mental health support, as well as making referrals to supports in the community. Benefits of school counseling include improved academic performance and increased confidence!
PASSION: Helping students develop strategies to navigate everyday stresses and successfully graduate.
FUN FACT: She enjoys baking treats for students and colleagues.
PASSION: Providing adolescents with academic, career, and emotional support.
FUN FACT: She loves to watch mystery movies.
PASSION: Ensuring that students feel safe, accepted, and valued.
FUN FACT: She and Mr. Tabano both graduated from St. Bonaventure University.
PASSION: Listening and building healthy counselor-student relationships.
FUN FACT: Little Fires Everywhere is one of his favorite shows on Hulu.
PASSION: Showing students that it is a strength to be able to seek help when needed.
FUN FACT: She has reread the Harry Potter series many, many times.
PASSION: Promoting good decision making among students.
FUN FACT: She once ate cold jellyfish and does not recommend it!
PASSION: Empowering youth and advocating for survivors.
FUN FACT: She has 3 cats, a dog, a fish, and 3 snails.
Reasons include concerns about:
It's also okay if you are not sure what the problem is - we can help you explore that, too. Please also note that if you are not on campus and have an urgent matter/are concerned for your health and safety, reach out to a trusted adult, NYC Well at 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), dial 911, or visit your nearest hospital emergency room.
Counseling records are not part of your academic record. The counseling process is confidential and your counselor will strictly maintain that confidentially. Exceptions to confidentiality are:
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Help When You Need It - Find food pantries, free clinics, mental health services, and more in your area.
NYC Well - Provides free and confidential support through talk, text, and chat, for anyone who needs help with mental health and/or substance misuse concerns. Crisis intervention, information, and referral services are provided. NYC Well is available 24/7, all year round. Find a mental health specialist in your area
NYC Department of Mental Hygiene Teen Health Resources - Resources related to peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, bullying, dating violence, depression, anger, sexual health, and suicidal thoughts.
Go Ask Alice! - This question and answer website contains a large database of questions about a variety of concerns surrounding emotional, mental, and physical health.
Psychology Today Instagram @psych_today - Tips and information on relationships and mental health.
Mobile Apps for Coping and Self-Care: