Meet the Counselors
Cathleen Goode, Ed.S. – Department Chair
Health Sciences & STEM Counselor
Office: MAS 120
Eleanor Horgan, M.F.T.
Don Nigro, Ed.D.
Social Science & Business Counselor
For an appointment with a faculty counselor, please contact Alyssa Provine at 732-224-1822
- The individual is considered as a whole.
- Each student is a unique individual and must be treated as such.
- The total environment of the student is educational and must be used to help the student achieve full development.
- The major responsibility for the student’s personal and social development rests with the student and his/her personal resources.
- The counselor’s role is to facilitate development by promoting an awareness of choices and by supporting the decision-making process.
Who should see a Counselor?
- Anyone with questions or concerns about their educational experience
- Anyone experiencing difficulty adjusting to college
- Anyone experiencing stress or anxiety about success in college
- Anyone experiencing distress that may be impacting their progress and success
Counselors can help with:
- Discussing Academic Difficulties
- Self-exploration and decision-making
- Career exploration and testing
- Recognizing and mobilizing your resources
- Transfer exploration and planning
- Formulating meaningful education goals
- Access to resources at and beyond Brookdale
Our approach is Student Centered
Developmental counseling is the process through which a student is assisted in integrating many factors in their lives affecting their learning, life choices, and success. It is the process through which decision-making is made. This is also often referred to as “holistic counseling”. Developmental counseling in higher education is not simply academic advising; it is not merely psychological therapy or clinical mental health counseling; not the provision of social services. Often these elements are included, but the goal of Developmental Counseling is to address the student as a whole.