The School Counseling Department at Cardinal Newman High School is involved in a cooperative effort among students, staff members, parents, and the community. The purpose of the counseling department is to empower all learners to lead satisfying and productive lives by assisting them in identifying and achieving educational and career goals. The Counseling Department is available to help educate the mind, body, and spirit by working with academic issues, educational and career planning, as well as personal concerns. All students meet several times each year with their counselor in class settings and individually.

The School Counselors work with each student to prepare for a successful and smooth transition to the college-level. Various computer software, written materials, and career testing are available to guide the student in decision making concerning future goals. The School and College Counseling Departments host several evening sessions for parents on college admissions and financial aid. All parents are invited to attend these presentations.

Furthermore, the counselors work in conjunction with Campus Ministry to provide counseling in other areas, including but not limited to: bereavement, socialization, anti-bullying, alcohol and drug prevention, and much more. Campus Ministry and our School Counselors work to cultivate the social and emotional development of each student as well.


Danielle Benvenuto M.E.d.

Director of School Counseling, counselor for all students last names J-Z (561) 619-7276

Jessica Waltersdorff Ed. S.

Coordinator of College and Career Planning (561) 683-6266 x1030

Laura Atkinson, M. Ed.

ESE & Testing Coordinator (561) 683-6266 x1024

Tricia Jones

Secretary - Office of School and College Counseling (561) 619-7474

Dawn Stricklin, M.S., CRC

School Counselor, counselor for all students last names A-I (561)683-6266 x1002