Welcome to Whitman Counseling!
School Counselor's Hours: 8:40am - 3:55pm
Note: For crisis, use our district Community Resources ListSchool CounselorSchool counselors have Master's Degrees and are professionally trained in the three domains of school counseling: academic success, career readiness, and social/emotional development. Click here for the American School Counselor Association description of the elementary school counselor. Under Multi-Tiered System of Supports, direct counseling services include: school-wide activities, classroom lessons, individual planning or counseling, group counseling sessions, referral to resources.Department Vision/MissionThe District School Counseling Department's Vision/Mission is Building Better People by helping all students achieve school success and plan for their future.
All About Our School Counselor!
Phone: 856-227-1103 Ext. 3413
Degrees and Certifications:
BA, Psychology - Stockton University MA, Counseling in Educational Settings - Rowan University Certification: School Counselor
Ms. Corinne Arenz, School Counselor
Hi! I am the school counselor for Whitman Elementary School, and I am very excited to work with all of my new students and families to facilitate a myriad of services. I am a graduate of Stockton University, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a graduate of Rowan University with my Master of Arts in Counseling in Educational Settings. Prior to working at Whitman Elementary, I was a school counselor for an elementary school in Franklinville, NJ and have worked in counseling in a community setting.
At Whitman Elementary School, I provide individual, group, and classroom counseling services. Indivudual counseling is solution focused - brief counseling, and can occur through parent or teacher referrals. Group counseling can cover topics from divorce/seperation, changes in home settings, self-esteem, social skills, anger management, and coping skills. New groups are formed throughout the year and last for 6-8 sessions. Classroom lessons are focused on Character Education, and topics can include diversity, goal setting, responsibility, and respect. As well as providing traditional school counseling services, I am also the 504 Coordinator. Through Section 504, I facilitate a team of professionals to provide students equal access to education and tools to level the playing field.
When I am not at school, you can find me volunteering for community organizations, spending time with friends and family and taking my dog Fred on outdoor adventures!