Counseling Services

The counseling staff at ASM is committed to providing quality services for all students. Our licensed, professional school counselors serve as academic advisers, future-planning guides, and personal supports to students and families during the school years.

Counselors work with students, individually and in small groups, on social, emotional and academic development issues, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, problem-solving, and career and college planning. They help students assess their strengths and weaknesses, and their interests and abilities, serving the broad goal of learning and applying responsible decision-making in their day-to-day and long-range planning.

The counseling staff recognizes the importance of class time and will use careful discretion in scheduling student meetings. Counselors are available at any time for an emergency or crisis, and parents and guardians are encouraged to call and schedule appointments as needed. Should parents need referrals for more extensive external professional counseling or educational testing services, they should contact their child's counselor or learning support specialist for more information.

Elementary School

At the elementary school, we offer both individual and group counseling for a wide range of needs. Children may work one on one with the elementary counselor or may invited to join a group. At the elementary school level, counseling is seen as preventative and can be very brief. The counselor visits classrooms regularly to deliver the social/emotional curriculum and is also an adult that children can speak with confidentially to help them resolve whatever question or problem they may have. Parents are an important part of this partnership and are encouraged to contact the counselor or teachers should they wish to discuss their child for any reason. In some instances, the counselor and parents will work together to resolve an issue and it may be recommended that the child receive an external support. Counseling at ASM is based on behavior modification and is delivered through play, dialogue and activities which generate positive outcomes in children's behavior and in regulating their emotions.


Upper School



Middle School Counseling (Grades 6-8)

The Middle School Counselor is an educator uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills. They implement a comprehensive school counseling program that is preventative in design and developmental in implementation to support students through this important developmental period. The school counseling program provides education, prevention and intervention activities, which are integrated into all aspects of students’ lives. The program teaches students the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for academic, career and social/emotional development. The Middle School Counselor also serves as a consultant to educators, families and community partners.


High School/University Counseling (Grades 9-12)

The University Counselors, in addition to providing guidance to students in finding their best fit for universities and career paths, also provide social/emotional support when needed. Students can contact their counselor at any time for an appointment.

Please note that counselors are assigned by alphabet.



More information can be found on the University Counseling page.


Meet our

Jesse Sweeney


Elementary School Counselor

Shelbie Ely

Middle School Counselor
Grades 6-8

Marjorana Karathanasis

University and High School Counselor
Grades 11-12 (Last Names A-K)


Logan Westmoreland

University and High School Counselor
Grades 11-12 (Last names L-Z)