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The School and College Counseling program is an essential part of the total education experience at Marin Catholic. The counselors are committed to the education of the whole person and work to enhance the personal, social, spiritual, educational, and career growth of each student. Marin Catholic recognizes students need a developmental approach to learning and life skill experiences. Therefore, school counseling is seen as developmental in nature, building upon previously learned skills.

The program’s mission is to provide academic and personal support services that will assist each student to develop the highest degree of personal responsibility and growth.  Emphasis is placed on academic preparation and course scheduling, decision-making, social development, and on the college search, selection and application process.

When students enter Marin Catholic they are assigned a counselor who remains their counselor throughout the entire four years. This designation allows the counselor to build relationships with the student and their family. Although students are assigned to a particular counselor, the department maintains an open-door policy that supports students being able to meet with any counselor in the department, depending on the situation, their counselor's availability, or other factors.  Counselors have contact with the students in a variety of formats: one on one, in small groups, within classrooms, and at class-level assemblies. Counselors are also available to meet with students at their request, by parent referral of parents, or through referrals by school personnel.

Counseling Department

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Trevor Smyth

    Trevor Smyth 

    Director of Counseling
  • Photo of Dave Basso

    Dave Basso 

  • Mariana Flores Chavez 

  • Photo of Marianne Hill

    Marianne Hill 

  • Photo of Daisy O'Leary

    Daisy O'Leary 

  • Marlin Quintanilla 

  • Maria Rivera 

    Counseling Dept. Associate

College Representatives

College representatives wishing to schedule a visit to the school should contact Gaby Rivera at grivera@marincatholic.org.