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 8) and Ms. Manoochehri (Grades 5 and 7)

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

Elly Manoochehri

About Me

I am passionate about education because our jobs are so critical in shaping the trajectory of the lives of our students. I believe each and every student has dignity, worth, and the capacity to learn in a safe school environment. I tell my students that I am a listener and helper to all of the children in the school, and to their teachers and parents as well. Here at TMS, I strive to provide a comprehensive counseling program that addresses the academic, career, social, and emotional development of all students. Some things I enjoy outside of my role as a school counselor are hiking, baking and cooking, and playing tennis. You’ll most likely always catch me with a tumbler of coffee (a.k.a. survival juice) in my hand!

Credentials

  • MA in School Counseling
  • Post Master's Certificate in Mental Health Counseling
  • Licensed Associate Counselor
  • School Counselor Certificate, NJ DOE
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors