Counseling Department

Welcome to PAMS Counseling Department!
School counselors are here to help in many ways. They are here to help students with their classes, their study habits, their time management, their future career choices, their relationships and feelings about everything! If assistance is needed in any of those areas, please look to below and reach out to your school counselor.

  • PAMS counselors welcome the opportunity to get to know students and work with their families and teachers to support their middle school experience.
  • Counselors can be reached by emailing or calling the counselor or students can drop into the Counseling Department to meet in person when in the building.  
  • Counseling Services-Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Student Assessment, Referral Services, Coordination Services, Student Records, Consultation Services, ESTEEM Team (Student Assistance Program), Orientation and Mentoring Program, Course Selection, New Student Orientation, Scheduling, Team Meetings.
  • Counseling Department During Virtual School - During this rapid change to our virtual school model, PAMS counseling services continue to be available.  Counselors are available for video meetings via zoom or phone conferences. If you would like to schedule one of those, please email your counselor so that can be arranged. Counselors continue to be here to support you and will monitor academics and accessibility to online materials.

Students in distress while in the building, should come directly to their counselor's office

Meet your School Counselor:

Ms. Kim Hennessy     484-927-5214 
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Hello! Welcome to the Phoenixville Middle School Guidance Department! My name is Kim Hennessy and I am secretary to the 3 amazing counselors here at the Middle School.  I have worked for the Phoenixville School District for almost 13 years. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, or concerns regarding your child, for I am more than happy to answer them if I can, as well as get in touch with your child’s counselor for you. Have a great day!

6th Grade:
 Mrs. Kellyanne Andruczyk   484-927-5224
 Ms. Andruczyk Bitmoji  Hello parents and students, my name is Kellyanne Andruczyk and I am so lucky to be a member of the Phoenixville Area Middle School counseling team. I have been in the school counseling field for sixteen years and part of the PAMS community for nine years. I hold a Bachelors degree in Science in Family and Community Services from the University of Delaware and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from West Chester University. I am passionate about being a student advocate and believe that my most important role is developing a positive rapport with students and supporting them to reach their full potential.

7th Grade:
Mrs. Gina Keenan   484-927-5226 
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Hello! My name is Gina Keenan, and I am one of the three school counselors in the guidance department at Phoenixville Area Middle School. I received my Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. My Masters of Science in Counseling and Human Relations is from Villanova University where I also obtained certification from the National Board of Certified Counselors. I started my career as a middle school counselor at PAMS in 1997 and since then have been fortunate to work with remarkable students and their parents as well as incredible colleagues. My favorite part of working with middle school students is providing individualized support essential for personal, academic, and social growth throughout grades six through eight.

8th Grade:
Ms. Monica Daley
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My name is Monica Daley and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Phoenixville Area Middle School team! I received a B.S. in Psychology from Ursinus College and an M.S. in Psychology and Counseling from Chestnut Hill College. I have been a Middle School Counselor at PAMS since 1996 and truly enjoy working with middle school students. I want all of my students to know that I value them as individuals, empathize with their struggles, and will support them in discovering and becoming the best versions of themselves.

The Disaster Distress Helpline:  (Resource for after school Hours)
A national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.  Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. 
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
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