We are committed to bringing counseling and support to all underserved communities so that every student has the best possible chance for emotional well-being and a promising future.
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The community leaders that serve on our Board of Directors are volunteers that lend their time and expertise to guide our organization responsibly and effectively. Our board is made up of leaders from the private, non-profit and public sectors: Ms. Andrea Curthoys Mrs. Monica Taylor Dessert Ms. Therese Funk Ms. Yoseline Lopez-Marroquin Mrs. Marcy Woodhull Polhemus Bishop David O’Connell is a special advisor to CPLA
The CPLA program includes volunteer Masters-level trainees and post-graduate interns working under the close supervision of licensed therapists. All of the CPLA staff are experienced counselors and have undergone a thorough interview and screening process. Counselors attend intensive training prior to their school placements and additional monthly trainings throughout the school year. CPLA believes that consistent oversight and strong supervision of counselors are critical components in achieving success with the students we serve and to best support the training and growth of our counselors.