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PJP's Counseling Department

School Counselor

Kaitlin Short, MS, LPC, NCC

Ms. Short joined the PJP family in 2015. Ms. Short received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans, and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS (Go Majors!). She has previous experience working in high school counseling, community mental health agencies, psychological testing, and university-level student affairs administration/student management. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Louisiana Counseling Association, and the Louisiana School Counselors Association. 
What does a school counselor do?
School counselors assist students across a wide range of areas to help them become happy, safe, and healthy young adults. Counselors support students across the academic, personal, and social domains, connect students and parents to outside resources such as other mental health professionals, and collaborate with school faculty and staff to support student success.