School and College Counseling

"As an integral part of the Mount community whose motto is 'empowering young women,' we help our girls set individual goals to achieve their highest personal and academic potential."

John Galka, M. Ed., School and College Counseling Director

 

 

Our integrated and inclusive counseling program empowers students to achieve their highest academic and personal potential. As our students find truth through knowledge in their time at the Mount, so too do they find themselves.

In our community of learners, we practice healthy decision making skills, self care and communication and conflict resolution to promote comprehensive wellbeing. Our counselors are a key link in the process, collaborating with faculty and staff throughout the school and community to assist each student’s personal, social and academic needs.

 


 

Average GPA

Four-Year College Acceptance

of graduates are attending Most or Highly Competitive colleges as rated by Barron's


 

School and College Counseling Program

Counseling Articles and Links

MSDA Counseling has selected articles and links to share with students and families.

Social Isolation Tips COVID-19
Psych Hub Guided Meditation
Parenting in Close Quarters
Manage Teen COVID Anxiety
Support Teens & Young Adults During COVID Crisis
Talking to Teens/Tweens About Coronavirus

Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters - Read here.

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus - Read here.

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis - Read here.

Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus - Read here.

Getting Teenagers to Talk -Read here.
Your Child's Daily Grind - Read here.
Simple Habits To  Transform Your Well-being - Read here.
Five Coping Skills For Teens  - Read here.
More Joy, Less Stress - Read here.
Why You Should Find Time to Be Alone With Yourself - Read here.
How to be Grateful - Read here.
6 Proven Benefits of Gratitude - Read the article.
Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience - Read here.

Mr. John Galka, MA
Director of School and College Counseling
973-226-0660 Ext.1121
jgalka@msdacdemy.org

Mrs. Pauline Condon, MA
School Transition Counselor for Underclasswomen
973-226-0660 Ext.1128
pcondon@msdacademy.org