Name: Mrs. Melissa Murphy
Grade Level: K-8
Subject: School Counselor &
Student Assistance Counselor
Classroom #: 11
Phone Number: (732) 222-5900
The School Counseling Program in West Long Branch is designed to enhance student success and performance in the school environment.
Student assistance programs are designed to help students and their families with problems affecting their personal lives and academic performance. The School Counselor's/Student Assistance Counselor's role is to enhance and support students' success in the school environment. There are a range of school-based prevention and intervention services offered to assist students with personal problems and encourage them to build upon their strengths.
The School Counselor/Student Assistance Counselor provides in-school assessment, crisis intervention, counseling and referral services to any student who may be experiencing personal, family, and/or peer difficulties. The goal is to support the students and prevent personal difficulties from interfering with their success in school. In addition, to individual services, groups are offered depending on the needs in the school community. The School Counselor/Student Assistance Counselor also assists in Parent Education programs.