Personal Counseling Department
The goal of the Personal Counseling Department is to provide a safe environment where students can develop as a whole person spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and physically. We seek to be of constant support to students, families, teachers, and the administration of Father Ryan. In an effort to provide a safe place to discuss concerns, confidentiality is extended to each student that comes to the Personal Counseling Department.
PERSONAL COUNSELING STAFF
Ashley Johnston, MS, LPC-MHSP, Director of Personal Counseling
Jennie Corfman, MA, Life Skills Counselor
Anna White, MA, Life Skills Counselor
We also have several graduate level interns working with us: Nicole Brown, Justin Dodson, Adam Marshall, and Joshua Myers.
Due to the very nature of the counseling services being offered during school hours, it is at times inappropriate to explore certain emotional concerns with students while at school; that is, sending a student back to class after discussing emotional difficulties without adequate time to transition could falter academic success and ultimately personal growth. When it is identified as a hindrance to the academic pursuits of a student, referring to outside counselors, psychologists, and/or psychiatrists is the standard procedure.