A Catholic, college preparatory high school located in beautiful Sonoma County.

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School Counseling

Cardinal Newman's School Counselors provide comprehensive counseling services to meet the personal/social, academic, and college/career counseling needs of each student. Our four School Counselors work with students and their families to help them navigate their way through the high school experience. Our Pupil Personnel Services (P.P.S) Counselors offer our students and families comprehensive and confidential professional counseling. Each student is assigned to a School Counselor who oversees the student’s academic progress to help students reach their academic potential and plan a course of studies that fulfills their graduation requirements. The highly trained school counselors provide Personal counseling when the support is needed, with an open-door policy that encourages students and their families to talk about the issues that directly affect student personal growth and academic progress.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Reviewing grade reports and consulting with students who are having difficulty
  • Working with students on course planning and selections
  • Provide tutoring resources
  • Mediate conflicts with teachers
  • Provide Individual and group counseling
  • Provide Crisis intervention
  • College planning
  • Family relationship counseling
  • Personal development
  • Career decisions
  • Peer relationships and mediation
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Emotional troubles
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Grief
  • Bereavement

COUNSELORS CAN ARRANGE REFERRALS FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Chemical dependency
  • Family counseling
  • Personal counseling
  • Educational diagnosis & remediation
  • Tutoring

ADDITIONAL EVENTS:

  • Lead family Sophomore Planning Meetings
  • Conduct Class-level Parent Nights

SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS

Each student is assigned a counselor by grade level

Mrs. Tracy Williams M.A., P.P.S. (Freshman and Sophomores)
Director of Counseling
twilliams@cardinalnewman.org
707-546-6470 x126

Laura Jorgensen M.A., P.P.S. (Juniors and Seniors)
School Counselor
jorgensen@cardinalnewman.org
707-546-6470 x138


APPOINTMENTS

If parents would like to make an appointment, they can call or email their student’s counselor. If a student wants to make an appointment, he or she can request one by emailing the counselor through school email or by just dropping by the counselor’s office.