School Counseling at Holy Names Academy

Adolescence is a time of tremendous growth with unique challenges. Holy Names Academy recognizes the importance of support services for our students. We have four full-time counselors: two School Counselors focus on academic and personal counseling, and two College Counselors assist students with the college admissions process.

The School Counselors advocate for students’ success and well-being by working collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Recognizing the developmental changes and needs of adolescence, they provide the following services: 

  • Personal counseling that is holistic and solution-focused with outside referrals provided for longer-term needs.
  • Academic guidance, including support in executive functioning skills and referrals to tutors (both internal peer tutors and external professional tutors).
  • Coordination of accommodations plans for students with documented learning disabilities and/or health issues.
  • Attendance support, including communication with students, parents, and families around pre-arranged, extended, or excessive absences.
  • Coordination of the Peer Mentoring program, which pairs 11th- and 12th-grade leaders with the 9th-grade homerooms to assist the new students with their transition into high school.
  • Coordination of the Advanced Placement (AP) program.

Meet Our School Counselors

Jennifer Hawes, ’98

Title:

School Counselor

Department(s):

Counseling,Academic Office

Education:

BA History, New York University
M.Phil Modern European History, University of Cambridge
MEd School Counseling, Seattle University

Contact:

jhawes@holynames-sea.org

(206) 720-7814

Jennifer Hawes, ’98

Title:

School Counselor

Education:

BA History, New York University
M.Phil Modern European History, University of Cambridge
MEd School Counseling, Seattle University

Department(s):

Counseling,Academic Office)

Emily McKenzie, ’01

Title:

School Counselor

Department(s):

Counseling,Academic Office

Education:

BA Psychology, Seattle University
MA Counseling Psychology, Northwest University

Contact:

emckenzie@holynames-sea.org

(206) 720-7812

Emily McKenzie, ’01

Title:

School Counselor

Education:

BA Psychology, Seattle University
MA Counseling Psychology, Northwest University

Department(s):

Counseling,Academic Office)

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