Counselor's Corner

  • School Counselor FROM THE COUNSELOR'S DESK
     My name is Marissa DiFilippo, and I am your School Counselor at Downes Elementary.  I am honored to serve you and your child! I am available to assist students with whatever type of need they may have - academic, social, emotional, behavioral, grief, etc.

      I provide...

      • Short-term individual and group counseling
      • Classroom lessons on social-emotional learning topics vital to a child's development
      • Community resource information (including longer-term therapy services)
      • Consultation with families and teachers

      Parent or Guardian permission is required before students can participate in individual or small-group counseling. Parents and families can request information from me on a variety of topics regarding their child's development and functioning. Please contact me at if you have questions, would like additional information, or would like to schedule a meeting with me.


      Visit Ms. DiFilippo's website for further information and a list of resources for families: