The GA Counseling Department has 5 full-time psychologists and counselors serving Lower, Middle, and Upper School students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Committed to the development of resiliency skills and social and emotional growth, the GA counseling department focuses on psycho-education, consultation, prevention, intervention, treatment, and referrals. Assistance is offered for a wide variety of issues including relationship difficulties, emotional conflicts, friendship and family concerns, time management, conflict resolution, and stress and anxiety reduction. All counseling contacts are confidential. Only in the unlikely event that an individual presents a danger to self or others or is at risk for harm will private information be judiciously shared, and then only in the interest of protection and safety. Parents are always consulted in crisis situations.
The information included in this site is for educational purposes only. This site does not provide psychological diagnosis, treatment, or advice, and should not be used as a substitute for direct contact between an individual and a mental health provider. The opinions expressed by individual authors and site links do not necessarily represent the opinions of Germantown Academy but are provided as a service to those seeking information about psychological issues.
Janet Maurer, Ph.D. 1760
Director of Counseling Services
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19043
How We Help
- Who is eligible to use GA counseling services?
- Are all contacts confidential?
- What are some reasons for using counseling?
- If I go for counseling does it mean there is something wrong with me?
- I’m not sure if counseling is what I need. What should I do?
- How do I decide which counselor to work with?
- Is there a fee for counseling?
- Is there a limit to the number of counseling sessions I may use?
- What should I do if I want counseling but do not want to use the school’s services?