The Campaign for Marin Catholic

Counseling Center

Our counselors work in partnership with faculty and staff to encourage personal, social, spiritual, educational, and career growth of each student. When a family enters MC, they are assigned a counselor who is their point of contact for the family for their entire high school career. This counselor provides social, academic and college counseling. Currently, our nine academic and therapeutic counselors are spread throughout campus because of limited space and the growth of our program. Creating a Counseling Center will ensure students have seamless, ready access to all the resources available for their development and strengthen the network of support for every member of the MC community.

A Word from our Director of Counseling...

Three main points come to mind when I think of the new Counseling Center.

1. A Place to bring students together.
To be able to have a designated space that is welcoming to all and allows for groups to gather for college representative visits and other gatherings will be a true blessing.  Students will always know where to go, and we will be able to show off Marin Catholic to visitors from all over the country.  
2. A place to collaborate.
Having the guidance and therapeutic counselors in a shared and dedicated space will naturally create opportunities for collaboration, professional growth, and for continued support of our students. This will allow Counselors to come together more completely as a team, benefiting the entire Marin Catholic community.
3. A Place to call home.
The department offices are currently spread out across the four corners of the campus.  To be housed all together and under the same roof makes me so excited for our team and for the students. It will be a shared and dedicated space, allowing us to build and develop community, to collaborate, and to serve all of our students' counseling needs.
- Director of Counseling, Dave Basso

A word from our students:

"The counseling department here at MC has been there for me every step of the way, guiding me through difficulties and celebrating my successes. I’m extremely appreciative of how devoted they’ve been to helping me grow and succeed."
- Brendan Schultz '21

"The counseling department at MC enhanced my experience in the sense that I always had someone guiding me through the tough decisions that come with high school (Academics, Athletics, Social issues, etc.) The feeling of knowing you have someone to lean on in a time of uncertainty is extremely beneficial."
- Parker Allen '20
"I am truly lucky to have the guidance and support of my counselor Mr. Smyth, I always can reach out to him with questions or concerns. I really feel fortunate for the counseling department at MC."
-Charlie Allen