Student Assistance Coordinator
Office of the Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC)
Maria Clemente, SAC, LAC
Office Located on 2nd Floor, Room 217
973-292-2200 ext: 8051
I’m Maria Clemente and I am the SAC at Frelinghuysen Middle School. I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Throughout my studies and training, I specialized in the area of addictions, adolescent psychology, trauma-focused counseling, and mindfulness-based techniques. In addition, I went on to obtain my Student Assistance Coordinator Endorsement which enables me to work within a school environment.
It is my passion to help those around me find healthy ways to feel fulfilled. Students today live in a hyper-wired world. They are faced with numerous challenges that make it even more difficult than in the past to learn skills of self-efficacy and grow into their own self-identity.
Within an environmental setting, the SAC is a position that brings added support to the student population and the culture of the school. Alongside the strong guidance and support teams within FMS, the SAC works to bring substance abuse prevention, counseling services, and mental health and wellness education to the school community.
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