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Meet Our Counselors



Kaitlin Short, M.S., N.C.C., P.L.P.C.

Ms. Short joined the PJP family in 2015, and is excited to help all students with college and career planning and readiness, as well as other academic, personal, or social concerns. Ms. Short obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans, and her Bachelor's in Psychology from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. She has experience working in high school counseling, counseling clients in community mental health agencies, and university-level student affairs/higher education administration and student management. She is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.


Sal Vinterella, L.P.C., L.P.C.-S., L.M.F.T

Mr. Vinterella is now in his seventh year working with students and their families at PJP. Prior to coming to Pope, Mr. Vinterella worked at Holy Cross High as the Senior Counselor and in St. Charles parish as a grade level counselor. In 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he began working with Catholic Charities, providing counseling services to families in the greater New Orleans area, while also maintaining a private practice focusing on children and their families. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

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    Sal Vinterella

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