• joy

    Hi.  My name is Kathryn Tortorella. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo, a Master's Degree in School Counseling (K-12) from SUNY Brockport and Special Education (K-12) from St. John Fisher. Am also certified in School Counseling (K-12) in North Caroina.  My 8-year-old Pomeranian (Shiloh) and I live in Farmington. He is wearing a St. John Newmann t-shirt!!!       

    Shiloh  

    My goal is to be available to every student to deal with any and all things that may stand in the way of their success in the classroom.  This is  mainly accomplished through individual or group counseing sessions. 

     Students may see me in a variety of ways:                   

    •     Administration Referral
    •     Request from the Counselor
    •     Teacher Referral
    •     Parent Referral
    •     Self Referral                                                                         

    Some Examples of Topics:

    • Academics                     
    • Conflict Resolution                            
    • Grief and Loss  
    • Anger Management                    
    • Coping Skills                                    
    • Self-Esteem
    • Anxiety                                      
    • Divorce/Changing Families                
    • Social Skills
    • Behavior Modification                  
    • Friendship Skills                              
    • Stress Management

     PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT:a

    Help students realize that they need to BE A STAR:      

    • S-  strive for optimal personal growth  
    • T-  target appropriate career goals  
    • A-  acquire positive social skills and values   
    • R-  realize full academic potential to become a productive, contributing member of the global community

     * School Counselors do not provide therapy.  Outside agencies will be contacted for students needing more intensive services.