Schools Out for Summer!
My name is Ashley Kortenhaus and I am the Mental Health Coordinator (MHC) at Monmouth Regional High School. This is my fourth year at MRHS, but before joining the Falcon family, I worked for 4 years at an alternative school for at-risk youth and students with disabilities. I graduated from Monmouth University where I earned my BA in Psychology and Sociology, an MSEd in Educational Counseling, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey and a Nationally Certified Counselor with an additional certificate in School Counseling. I recently completed three other certifications to enhance student support services: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-Level II, Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional and a certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Welcome to my website, where you can learn more about the mental health services available to students at MRHS, as well as access resources available for students, families, and staff. For more information, questions, and concerns, you can contact me at the following:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (732) 542-1170 x.1157
- Fax: (732) 542-5815
- Room #: 402
The mental health services at Monmouth Regional High School have been designed and organized to assist students with their personal, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. There are many reasons that a student may reach out or be referred for mental health counseling: anxiety, depression, interpersonal/peer conflicts, trauma, behavioral outbursts, ADHD, LGBTQ+, personality disorders, teen issues, eating disorders, autism spectrum disorder, self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, spirituality, family conflict, domestic violence, divorce, oppositional defiance, etc. Substance use/abuse concerns are often referred to our Student Assistance Counselor (SAC), Dara Jarosz. You can view her website HERE for more information.
The MHC provides in-school assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, and referral services to students who may be experiencing personal, family, and/or peer difficulties (such as those described above). My primary goal is to support students and assist them with managing their mental health and personal challenges to maximize their success in school. In addition to individual counseling, the MHC and SAC also offer groups depending on the needs of the school community.
If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911, visit your nearest emergency room, or call PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624.