Union Middle School is very excited to be able to provide our students with academic, social and emotional counseling throughout the school year. Our counseling team consists of Mr. Jeff Doorn, Student Assistance Counselor and two Academic Counselors: Mrs. Elana Liebeskind and Mrs. Abbey Rabinovich. Mrs. Liebeskind serves as counselor for students graduating UMS in even years (class of 2018, 2020, etc.). While Mrs. Rabinovich serves as counselor for students graduating UMS in odd years (class of 2017, 2019, etc.). The academic counselors loop with students, transitioning students each year and remaining with them for the duration of their time at Union Middle School.
Mr. Jeff Doorn has served as Student Assistance Counselor to families of the Rutherford Public Schools for over twenty-five years. He has worked as Student Assistance Counselor in every building in the Rutherford School District. Mr. Doorn provides our students with social and emotional support through insight counseling groups. He also offers a Pathways to Success program that helps students with anxiety and school refusal concerns. Mr. Doorn offers individual and group counseling at both Union Middle School and Rutherford High School.
Mrs. Elana Liebeskind worked as a School Counselor on the Main Line of Philadelphia since 2005, before returning to the area and joining the Rutherford School District in 2013 as Counselor at Pierrepont School. Mrs. Liebeskind serves as the Vice President of the New Jersey School Counselor Association and is on the Executive Board of the Bergen County School Counselor Association. She enjoys collaborating with recognized partnerships to better the lives of the students at Union Middle School. Mrs. Liebeskind advises the Service Club and co-chairs Friends of Rachel.
Mrs. Abbey Rabinovich has previous experience as a School Counselor in Bergen County before joining Union Middle School. She serves as the Anti-Bullying Specialist and chairs the School Climate Committee. Mrs. Rabinovich also co-chairs the Advisory Committee, Response to Intervention Committee, and serves as School Testing Coordinator.
Please feel free to contact any of our counselors using the contact information below:
Student Assistance Counselor