• Counseling Services

    Supportive counseling services are available for students at LDW and AMS.  Mrs. Mary McIsaac is the guidance counselor at AMS.  We also have Mrs. Kim Glucksman who is our district school psychologist and she is available for counseling support as well.  Mrs. McIsaac provides individual and small group counseling and classroom lessons. They serve on the district crisis committee and are available to consult with parents and staff.

    Mrs. McIsaac and Mrs. Glucksman help coordinate building level Reponse to Intervention services (RTI) that support students struggling academically, behaviorally, or emotionally.

    The goals of the guidance program are to support the 21st Century Life & Careers Curriculum. The guidance program supports the academic mission of our district.  We will be concentrating on social and emotional learning, teaching about diversity, career exploration, anger management, problem solving and critical thinking skills.  These goals will be covered throughout the school year in the classroom through guidance lessons and activities.  Mrs. McIsaac works to implement a school wide program aimed at building positive social relationships while reducing bullying.

    Individual Counseling

    Counseling is developmental and is designed to help students develop an understanding of themselves and others, define goals, and resolve conflict.

    Small Group Counseling

    Sometimes students who share a common concern find it helpful to meet together to share ideas and support. Possible group topics are Grief, Divorce or Family Change, Social Skills, Friendship, Substance Abuse Prevention, Violence Prevention, Problem-Solving, Anger, Study Skills, Career Exploration, and Classroom Issues. 

    Classroom Lessons

    Classroom lessons are designed to instruct students on character development, resolve conflicts & problems, feelings, and how to stay calm.  Students learn through stories, questions and answers, role-playing, cooperative learning and short video-clips.  These lessons are presented on weekly basis to students in both LDW and AMS.

    Parent Communication

    Mrs. McIsaac is available to discuss individual student concerns as well as bring parenting topics to parents if there is a particular group of parents who are interested.  Our goal is to partner with families to offer information that supports positive development and relationships.  Please give a call if you have a question or concern and we will do our best to assist you.

    Contact Your Counselor

    AMS:  Mrs. McIsaac can be reached at 996-6811 ext. 2235 or mcisaac@alexandriaschools.org

    LDW:  Mrs. Glucksman can be reached at 996-6812 ext. 1104  or glucksman@alexandriaschools.org

    HUNTERDON COUNTY RESOURCES 

    Crisis Numbers

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline....................................................................................(800) 273-TALK (8255)

    2nd Floor Youth Helpline.................................................................................................(888) 222-2228

    Child Abuse Hotline ......................................................................................(877) NJABUSE (652-2873) 

    Crisis Intervention/Mobile Outreach at HMC ...................................................................(908) 788-6400

    Hunterdon Helpline .............................................................................................(908) 782-HELP (4357)

    Runaway Hotline..........................................................................................(800) RUNAWAY (786-2929)

    Safe in Hunterdon ..................................................................................(908) 788-7666 (888) 988-4033

    NJ Domestic Violence Hotline.................................................................................(800) 572-SAFE (7233)

    Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Services.........................................................(877) 652-7624

    Family Crisis Intervention Unit.........................................................................................(908) 237-5525

    NJ Mental Health Cares.........................................................................................(877) 294-HELP (4357)

    General Services

    Hunterdon Behavioral Health...........................................................................................(908) 788-6401

    Prevention Resources......................................................................................................(908) 782-3909

    Parents Anonymous........................................................................................................(609) 585-7666

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters..................................................................................................(973) 335-3044

    Catholic Charities............................................................................................................(908)782-7905

    Division of Child Protection and Permanency.......................................................................(908)782-8784

    Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program.................................................................................(908)788-1900

    Norwescap (Child and Family Resource Services)................................................................(908)454-7000 

    NJ Mental Health Cares..........................................................................................(866)202-HELP (4357)

    Helpful Links

    Character Development

    Committee for Children
     
     
     
    Parents and Families