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Group Counseling Program at St. Francis

The group-counseling program at St. Francis High School is designed to meet the needs of all of our students.
When students experience difficult personal situations, they often find it hard to focus on their academics. Providing emotional support to these students, helps them not only with their life’s challenges but also to focus more on their school work.
Group sizes are limited and registration is required. For more information please contact Mrs. Rupp.

I: Short-term Groups for Freshmen and Transfer Students:
Starting at a new school can be a difficult time in a young person’s life. However, with encouragement, this transition can be a positive new start. These groups offer students the opportunity to meet new people, ask questions and find out more information about St. Francis. In addition, the Freshmen Group also focuses on study skills & test taking techniques.
Ms. Sullivan and Mrs. Rupp are co-running these groups.


II: Support Groups I & II:
These groups are intended for students who are dealing with difficult situations in their families such as parents’ divorce, family conflict etc… They are also intended for students who would like to work on personal issues such as depression, anxiety, social isolation, etc… Mrs. Rupp is running these groups, which meet once a week throughout the school year.

III Grief Group:
This group is intended for students who have experienced a significant loss in their lives. Mrs. Rupp is running this group, which also meets once a week throughout the school year.

IV Girls Empowerment Group:
This group will discuss many important issues such as stress management, friends, body-image, self-esteem, family and dating relationships, and anything else that affects a girl’s power.
Group starts in February and meets once a week for 6 weeks.

V:Men’s Group:
This is a new group that will be run by Mr. Lindley. It will discuss issues such as organization of academic and personal life, friends, building self-esteem, family and dating relationships, and anything else that affects the lives of these young men.
Group starts in February and will meet once a week for 6 weeks














Guidance & Counseling Office
Mrs. Trudy Rigney
Director of Guidance, Junior & Senior/College Guidance Counselor (A-J)
Phone: x1105
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Mrs. Michele LeBeau
Administrative Assistant
Phone: x1142
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Mr. Adam Lindley
Junior & Senior/College Guidance Counselor (K-Z)
Phone: x1114
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Ms. Jillian Pettenuzzo
Freshman & Sophomore Guidance Counselor (L-Z)
Special Needs Coordinator
Phone: x1108
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Mrs. Angelika Rupp
Freshman & Sophomore Guidance Counselor (A-K)
Group Counseling Coordinator
Phone: x1104
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