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Paterson Public School Counselors are available to connect with students via Google Classroom, Google Hangouts & Google Meet. School counselors will be checking their emails periodically from home, please email your counselor to schedule an appointment. Students and parents may email the school counselor directly to find a mutually agreed upon date and time.
Students can also complete the following link Talk To My Counselor to request a meeting with their counselor.
Requests will be monitored daily, emails and inquiries received after school hours will be answered during the next business day.

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Children’s Mobile Response Unit, through PerformCare (877-652-7624) remains available 24/7 to assist any family/legal guardian having concerns (behavioral/mental health) with youth (ages 3-21). To visit their website, click here:


If you or someone you know is in crisis and require immediate assistance, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


Limitations & Benefits of Virtual Counseling


Core Beliefs

The Paterson Public Schools Guidance Department is preventative and proactive in nature.  It focuses on each student’s potential growth within the context of his or her individual, family, and multicultural perspective.  To ensure that this service is available to all students, a counseling program is established in each school.  The goal of each program is to provide support to assist with academic, development, and career counseling which is necessary for student success.


The philosophy of the Guidance Program is a combination of academic, career and personal-social development that requires a collaborative effort among staff, parents and the community.






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Tamisha McKoy

Director of Guidance & Counseling


Tenesa Brown

Confidential Secretary



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