Counseling and Parent Education Resources
Research proves that parent involvement in their children's academic and personal lives is a big predictor of student success.
This page is meant to serve as a resource center for parents to gain further insight about trending adolescent health and wellness topics as well as provide support when addressing difficult subject matters. If at any time you have a question about a new topic or area of concern, or would like to schedule a meeting with one of Maryvale's school counselors, please contact Ms. Hillary Horgan or Ms. Mary Readinger who are both available to provide support services to all students.
Ms. Horgan and Ms. Readinger work closely with students, parents and faculty to meet social, emotional, academic and personal needs in the Maryvale community. Services offered include short-term counseling, educational and future planning and interpretation and assessment of standardized test scores and other academic data. They also coordinate developmentally appropriate programming to help educate students and parents on pertinent social and mental health issues.
Students may seek support themselves or they may be referred by parents or teachers for counseling services. Partnership with families is a valuable component in supporting student success and parents are encouraged to communicate with their child's counselor when issues arise. In order to facilitate an effective counseling relationship, a student's confidentiality is protected, except in situations where a student discloses risk of harm to themselves or others. In these situations, parents will be notified and appropriate action will be taken to protect the student. School counselors will not share confidential student information with other members of the community, unless explicitly given permission to do so by the student and parent(s).
Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns throughout the school year. No issue is too small! Ms. Horgan and Ms. Readinger look forward to getting to know you and your daughters and having a wonderful school year!