School Counseling

Professionally qualified members of the school staff provide social services and counseling. The responsibilities of the school social worker, school psychologist and school counselors include helping the student function more successfully within the school environment.

Counseling is an opportunity to talk with someone about issues important to that student. These opportunities to talk may be personal, social, educational or vocational. Counselors will listen, be open, and honest with students.

Appointments can be arranged by filling out a Social Worker, School Psychologist, or School Counseling Appointment request form in the office, stopping by the Social Worker, School Psychologist or School Counseling office before school, during Advisory period, after school, or by obtaining a pass from a teacher.

Educational and career planning counseling is available to help a child to develop a plan for his or her future. Parent/Guardian notification and involvement is encouraged. 

If you would like to contact your student’s school counselor, please refer to the list below:
 Liliana Cuevas School Counselor - Grades 9 & 12
 John Knapp School Counselor - Grades 8, 11 & 12
 Lauren Sondrini School Counselor - Grade 12 & EIP Coordinator
 Heather Venitosh School Counselor - Grades 10 & 12
 Janice Perez School Counseling Office Assistant

Genesis Coss  School Psychologist
 Linda Dadario School Social Worker
 Joel Weisel School Social Worker

School Counseling News & Upcoming Events:

  • Download the CLHS College Admission Handbook HERE!! 
  • Please visit for information on the upcoming 2017 College Goal Sunday Events. This is one of the best opportunities for Grade 12 students and their families to get in-person help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications. If you have any questions or need additional assistance please visit the website or contact your student's PSA School Counselor. 
  • The Connecticut Fire Academy's Emergency Services College Fair originally scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017 at CFA has been cancelled.
  • All students should make sure they are able to log onto Naviance.  Instructions to log on, as well as instructions to utilize some of the most common features can be found here.  If you have any questions, please see your school counselor. 
  • ATTENTION!!! Juniors & Seniors:College Visits are starting! The School Counseling Office will be scheduling college presentations at CREC PSA for interested students throughout the fall. Students can sign up through their Naviance account (see a counselor if you need assistance)
  • If you are taking a UCONN ECE Course during 2017-2018, please download and review the UCONN ECE Add/Drop Guidelines found here.