St. Anthony School Counseling Program
The Counseling Program at St. Anthony School supports all members of the Community through various programs and services to promote students’ holistic wellbeing.
Programs and Services
The delivery of programs and services work towards adapting a multi-tiered system of supports model for supporting the behavioral and socio-emotional needs of students, which aims to break the barriers to academic success.
The following are programs and services offered through the School Counseling Office:
Social-Emotional Learning Lessons
Counseling (Personal/Social, Academic, Career, Crisis)
Consultation and Collaboration (with administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and other professionals)
Outreach and Information
Positive Behavior Support (in coordination with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program)
Playground Supervision (in coordination with the Playground Supervisors)
Ultimately, the school counseling program is purposely delivered to aid the academic curriculum in honing students toward becoming “Disciples of Christ, Life-Long Learners, and Problem Solvers”; characteristics that will allow them to realize St. Anthony School’s vision of graduating as “Christ-centered individuals who are capable of serving others and bettering the world”.
The School Counselor
I earned both my bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences (2003) and Master’s degree in Counseling (2005) at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. Having spent most of my counseling career working with adolescents in high school and college settings, I am truly blessed with the opportunity to grow in my vocation and support younger students here at St. Anthony School in fully achieving their God-given potentials.
As a Lasallian educator, I consider all interactions with students as an opportunity to “Teach Minds, Touch Hearts, and Transform Lives”. I actively seek to support those who are considered “the last, the lost, and the least”, students who are considered vulnerable to failure due to their psychological and scholastic impediments. I value student differences, encourage expressions of uniqueness, and applaud excellence. Moreover, inspired by the images of Christ as the Wonderful Counselor and the Good Shepherd, I continuously strive to become a witness of God’s love and grace to students.