Mrs. Patricia DeBenedetto

  • Mrs. Patricia DeBenedetto

    My name is Mrs. DeBenedetto and I am the Switlik Elementary School Counselor. You are welcome to contact me at 732-833-4650 or

    As a School Counselor, I work with students individually, in small groups and in their classrooms.

    The focus of the counseling program is on academic skills, career awareness and personal/emotional/social skills.

Why see the School Counselor?

  • Here are some reasons STUDENTS might want to talk to the School Counselor:
    • "I had an argument with my best friend and she doesn't want to be my friend anymore."
    • "Some kids in my class are talking about fighting after school."
    • "My parents argue all the time and I don't know what to do."
    • "My grandfather is real sick and I'm scared he's going to die."
    • "My mom just had a baby and she doesn't have time for me anymore."
    • "We're moving again!"
    • "My dad wants me to be an engineer like him, but I want to be a pilot."
    Here are some reasons PARENTS might want to talk to the School Counselor:
    • "This is John's third school this year, and he's having difficulty adjusting."
    • "My husband is being deployed in two weeks and Carolyn may need some help coping with this change."
    • "Sam used to be excited about school, but lately he doesn't seem to care."
    • "My wife and I recently separated and our daughter could use some help understanding this."