Counseling Services

Supervisor: Danielle Zurawiecki, Psy.D.,

Dr. Zurawiecki earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Barnard College, completed her doctoral training in Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, and earned her Education Specialist Degree from Seton Hall University. She began her career as a school psychologist at Somerville High School, where she provided mental health support for students and families. She later served in an administrative position as the Supervisor of Student Affairs. In 2021, she joined Hunterdon Central as Supervisor of Counseling Services. Dr. Zurawiecki is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid and Green Dot Bystander instructor. Special areas of professional interest for Dr. Zurawiecki are supporting and advocating for student mental health, suicide prevention, equity, and inclusion.

The mission of Hunterdon Central’s Counseling Services Department is to assist all students in academic development, personal/social development, and career development.

The department is made up of counselors who are specialists in a number of different areas, in order to best serve the needs of all of our students.

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Grade Level Counselors

Hunterdon Central operates in a “House System”, which means the same group of counselors, Vice Principal, and House Secretary meet students when they arrive at the high school and continue to serve them throughout their years at Central.

Students usually have the same grade level counselor for all four years, and this counselor guides them through their high school experience, specifically advising them on academic curriculum and course selection, and assisting in overall development. Click to find contact information for our Grade Level Counselors.

Student Assistance Counselors

Student Assistance Counselors (SACs) provide support and confidential counseling for students and families when social, emotional, or mental health issues affect a student's school experience, including those related to alcohol and drugs, depression, anxiety, family and friend issues, and other stressors. SACs can help students and families find appropriate community resources, such as rehabilitation and treatment facilities, when required.

A Student Assistance Counselor is assigned to each grade level at Hunterdon Central. Click for contact information and more details about the Student Assistance Counselors.

College & Career Counselor

Hunterdon Central's College & Career Counselor is a specialist in the area of college admissions area and works with grade level counselors to provide an expert, professional approach to the college research, selection, and admissions process. Click to find information and resources on our College & Career Webpage.

School Based Youth Services

The School Based Youth Services Program is funded by the Office for School-Linked Services (OSLS) and is managed by Hunterdon Behavioral Health. The School-Based Program’s offices are located in the grade-level counseling services areas.

The program provides a comprehensive set of services to students including counseling for issues such as anxiety, depression, self-image, and stress, recreational and drop-in programs, and referral and linkages to community services on an appointment-only basis. For more information about the program, or to schedule an appointment for a student please visit our School Based Services Webpage.


Working Papers Update

All minors under the age of 18 who work in New Jersey must have an employment certificate, also known as working papers, or a special permit (for agriculture, newspaper carrier, or theatrical employment). 

Beginning June 1, 2023, the New Jersey Department of Labor will use a new process that has made getting working papers much easier - all applications will be completed online.  

Information and a link to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Young Workers website can be accessed here:   Working Papers