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College Coach Deb and Associates is based in Northern New Jersey.  Since 2003, we have been providing independent college counseling assistance to families in the New York City area as well as throughout the United States. 

About Coach Deb Shames

My Experience: 
Kaplan Education Foundation, New York, NY
Transfer Admissions Advisor

Hoboken Charter School, Hoboken, NJ
Director of College Counseling, Grades 9-12

River Dell Regional School District, Oradell, NJ
High School Guidance Chairperson
Guidance Counselor, Grades 7-12
Director, Peer Leadership Program

Sewanhaka Central High School District, Elmont, NY
Guidance Counselor, Grades 7-12

Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Guidance Department, Grades 9-12

My Certifications:
New Jersey State Certified School Counselor
New York State Certified School Counselor
New Jersey State Certified Psychology Teacher

My Education:
Cornell University, Bachelor of Science, Human Development & Family Studies
New York University, Master of Arts, Applied Psychology /Counselor Education

My Professional Associations:
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counselors
Higher Education Consultants Association
Bergen County School Counselors Association

Special Expertise:
Coach Deb also specializes in working with transfer students, as well as first-generation, underrepresented, and non-traditional students.  

 

About Coach Patty

My Experience:
River Dell Regional High School, Oradell, NJ
High School Guidance Counselor

Churchill Junior High School. East Brunswick, NJ
Middle School Guidance Counselor

My Certifications:
Certificate in College Counseling -UCLA Extension
New Jersey State Certified Guidance Counselor
New Jersey State Certified School Supervisor
New Jersey State Certified Music Teacher

My Education:
University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science, Music Education
Montclair State University, Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology

My Professional Associations:
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counselors
Higher Education Consultants Association
Bergen County School Counselors Association

Special Expertise:
Coach Patty also specializes in helping students who are pursuing majors in the visual and performing arts, including musicians, actors, and artists.

 

About Coach Jen

My Experience:
High School Guidance Counselor

Stepping Forward Counseling Center, Livingston NJ
Counselor and Art Therapist

My Certifications:
New Jersey State Certified School Counselor
New Jersey State Certificate with Advanced Standing: Student Assistant Coordinator
New Jersey State Director of School Counseling Services

My Education:
University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts, History of Art
Fordham University, Master of Science in Education, School Counseling & Personnel Services
UC San Diego/Extension, College Counseling Certificate (in progress)

My Professional Associations:
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counselors
Bergen County School Counselors Association

Special Expertise:
Coach Jen also specializes in working with students whose academic record and/or standardized test scores may not be indicative of their full potential or capabilities due to emotional, social, or anxiety issues. 

 

About Coach Suzanne

My Experience:
Rock Your Future, Phoenixville, PA
Career & College Counselor

Maritime Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
College Advisor, College Program Consultant

Creative Health Services, Pottstown, PA
Outpatient Counselor/Therapist

Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Guest Lecturer, Counseling Program

Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling
Online Counselor Worskhop Coordinator

My Certifications:
Pennsylvania State Certified School Counselor
National Certified Counselor (NCC)

My Education:
Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts, Communications/Business
The New School, Master of Arts, Media Studies
Villanova University, Master of Science, Counseling Psychology; Advanced coursework in Career Development

My Professional Associations:
Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling
Higher Education Consultants Association
National Career Development Association
Mid-Atlantic Career Development Association

Special Expertise:
Coach Suzanne specializes in career counseling/coaching and helping people address the things that are holding them back so they can design the life they want.  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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