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Counseling Center


The overall goals of the counseling program are as follows:

  • To provide quality counseling to students and their families.
  • To help educate families about parenting issues and problems which may arise between the student and his/her parents and siblings.
  • To provide the students with an environment which is supportive of the whole range of human functioning – intellect, emotional, physical, and spiritual.  It is the belief of the counselors that the students in turn will attend to each of these dimensions in the lives of their families, friends, and the larger community.
  • To network our services with other professionals and agencies in the community, and to further develop and expand a model by which counseling professionals can respond to community needs.
  • To help each student become familiar with available community resources, and to enable each to become fully self-supporting.

The goals of the counseling department fall under the areas of academic, career and personal/social.

    Academic Goals 

  • Students will identify attitudes and behaviors leading to successful learning.
  • Students will apply time-management and task-management skills in order to acquire skills for improving learning.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work independently, as well as the ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Career Goals

  • Students will understand that work is an important and satisfying means of personal expression.
  • Students will understand the relationship between educational achievement and career success.
  • Upon exiting Cristo Rey, students will have acquired the knowledge about post-secondary educational opportunities as well as career planning.

    Personal/Social Goals

  • Students will apply effective problem-solving and decision-making skills to make safe and healthy choices.
  • Students will develop effective coping skills for dealing with problems.
  • Students will develop a positive attitude toward self as a unique and worthy person.
Gabriela Garcia
Director of Counseling
(773) 890-6849
Lorena Gilliat
(773) 890-6855

The counseling department at CRJHS is committed to assisting all students and their families in meeting the demands of high school and in dealing with problems that may arise in school, at home, or in the community.  Counselors assist students to advance human and intellectual capacities, as well as the religious and cultural heritage of the families being served by the school.

The guidance department is committed to providing every student the opportunity to achieve success to his/her fullest potential in the areas of academics, career, and personal/social.

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