Tenakill's Counseling and Guidance Services

Welcome

Welcome to Tenakill’s Counseling and Guidance Services! 

We are here to help our students have a successful school year by supporting them as they navigate the many ups and downs they may face in middle school.

As school counselors, we believe that all students can learn, grow, and develop if given proper support and a safe environment. As such, we work as part of a team of other school professionals to foster a supportive and caring environment in which students can meet academic and personal goals, work through challenges, and begin to explore their interests as well as their potential future educational and career paths.

We look forward to a great school year!

~Ms. Earle (Grades 6 and 7) and Ms. Weisenseel (Grades 5 and 8)

Services Provided

We provide a mix of individual and group counseling, classroom lessons, consultation, advocacy, collaboration, parent support, and school-wide programming to meet student and school needs. We work to highlight student strengths and resources and support students in learning to identify and take steps towards their own solutions.

Some of our areas of focus include:

  • Transition and adjustment to school
  • Adjustment and coping with challenges
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Working through personal concerns and challenges
  • Identifying resources and exploring solutions to problems
  • Decision-making and motivation
  • Organizational and study skills
  • Academic support 
  • Intervention and Referral Services (I & RS)
  • Educational and occupational exploration
  • High school planning
  • Character development
  • Interpersonal skills, communication, and conflict resolution
  • Prevention (bullying, substance abuse, crisis, etc.)
  • Improving school climate 
  • Crisis response
  • Grief and loss
  • Harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) related concerns

Students can make appointments to see their school counselor as needed. Parents and guardians can also request that your counselor meet with their child. Feel free to contact us via phone, email, or via Schoology. 

getting to know your counselors

Alexandra Earle

About Me

I decided to become a school counselor when my oldest daughter started kindergarten, and I saw first-hand the positive impact that a counselor working closely with administrators, teachers, and parents could have on the feel of a school. I love what I do and am passionate about being part of creating a positive, supportive, and collaborative school in which all students can grow and take steps towards personal, social, and educational goals. When I am not at school I enjoy hanging out with my daughters, being outside, visiting farmers markets, hiking, playing tennis, simplifying, and spending time in coffee shops.

Credentials

  • MA in Counseling, Montclair State University 
  • ScB in Cognitive Science, Brown University
  • School Counselor Certificate, NJ DOE
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified, Mental Health First Aid USA
  • American School Counselor Association Specialist Certifications in:
    • Crisis and Trauma Management
    • Grief and Loss
    • Stress and Anxiety Management

Kate Weisenseel

About Me

I became a school counselor because I am passionate about providing students with the guidance and tools that will enable them to advocate for themselves and achieve their highest potential. Here at TMS, I am committed to working with students in a manner that empowers them to take agency over their own learning and encourages them to play an active role in shaping their academic and professional paths. Creating strong relationships with students, their families, and teachers is very important to me as I offer students the support they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally—both in the classroom and beyond. Outside of my role as a counselor, I enjoy going for runs, exploring local parks, reading, and listening to music.

Credentials

  • BA in Psychology, Muhlenberg College
  • M.A. and Ed.M. in Mental Health Counseling, Teachers College at Columbia University
  • School Counseling Certification Program, Montclair State University
  • School Counselor Certificate, NJ DOE
  • Licensed Associate Counselor, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examineers
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified, National Council for Mental Wellbeing