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About Connie

Hello, I am Connie McSherry Reader and I have close to 30 years experience working with high school and college students. I was recently the mental health counselor at Paul VI High School in Haddonfield following 15 years as a school counselor at a local prep school.

 

I love so many things about working with adolescents and young adults. They are incredibly open, curious, and so much fun. I want this time in their lives to be exciting and fulfilling, and not so stressful! I am here to help students and parents manage all of it with experience, optimism, and perspective.


Over these many years in schools, I gained valuable insight through coaching, teaching, creating orientation programs, overseeing national and international outreach trips, leading service programs, and working with athletic teams on mindfulness, visualization, and stress reduction techniques. 

 

Professional Experience
  • St. Joseph’s University (Director of Service-Learning, Counseling Intern)

  • Bishop Eustace Preparatory School (School Counselor)

  • Bridge to Balance Inc (Intern, Part-Time Employee)

  • Paul VI High School (Mental Health Counselor)

  • Haddonfield Friends School, Current (Mental Health Counselor)

Trainings

  • Trained in CBT (The Beck Institute)

  • Trained in ACT (6-week course with Russ Harris, internationally recognized ACT Trainer)

  • Trained in SPACE (Eli Lebowitz, PhD, Yale Child Study Center)

  • Trained in Meditation and Mindfulness Stress Reduction (Penn Program for Mindfulness)

  • Trained in ERP (Penn Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine) (forthcoming Jan 2024)

High School/College Activities

  • Girls Soccer Coach

  • Boys and Girls Ultimate Frisbee Coach

  • Coordinator, University of Notre Dame’s Play Like A Champion Today

  • Peer Leadership Teacher

  • First-Year Student Orientation Program Coordinator

  • Community Service Immersion Trip Leader: Northern Ireland (Corrymeela Community),

    • Northern Ireland (Corrymeela Community),New Mexico (Navajo Nation), South Dakota (Lakota Reservation, Red Cloud Indian School, Our Lady of the Sioux Parish), Appalachia (Kentucky and Tennessee)

  • AP Research Faculty Mentor

  • Mind Over Matter Club Faculty Mentor

  • Retreat Leader

  • Annual Homelessness Awareness Week (Saint Joseph’s University)

  • Annual Earth Day Celebration, Club (Saint Joseph’s University)

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."

-Carl Jung

Contact

2 Kings Highway West
Suite #108, Haddonfield 

856-298-1056

Thank you for reaching out, Connie will contact you soon!

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