TeenPride counselors love working with teens. They look forward to coming to school each day to talk with the teens about what is going on in their life. The counselors bring unique insights to the conversation from experience they have gained counseling teens for many years. They build a trusted relationship with each student. They are smart, friendly, patient, understanding and have a sense of humor. They know how to help during difficult times, and look forward to celebrating each achievement.
Marlene Scrivo, Associate Director
Marlene Scrivo has been a counselor with TeenPride since 1995. Marlene is a highly experienced counselor focusing on social, emotional, behavioral issues in addition to substance abuse and chemical dependency.
She has extensive experience working with families. She developed and facilitates the “Girls Group”, a peer counseling group that meets to help enhance the personal development of girls through discussions focusing on positive self esteem, teen pregnancy and prevention, decision making skills, and recognizing and developing healthy relationships.
She assists Jeff Macko in the direction of TeenPride programs and staff supervision. Marlene holds a Master of Arts in Psychology with Clinical Concentration from Marywood University and a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. Marlene holds a State of NJ School Social Work Certification and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of NJ.
Jeff Macko, Director
Jeff Macko is one of the founding counselors of TeenPride, Inc. Jeff provides counseling services, supervises the counseling staff, and provides overall direction and quality assurance to the program. Jeff has over twenty five years experience counseling teens across a broad range of issues.
He specializes in crisis counseling of “at risk” youth. To provide TeenPride services he collaborates and communicates with Morris School District administration and staff, Morristown and Morris Township Police Departments and other officials in the Juvenile Justice system, community organizations and substance abuse programs.
Jeff Macko holds a Master of Arts from Kean University and a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. He is a Licensed Social Worker with State of NJ Certification.
Lou Bullock has worked as a counselor with TeenPride since its founding. Lou served in the army and fought for his country in the Korean War.
He holds a B.A. degree from Seton Hall University. Lou is well known and highly regarded as a counselor by students, parents, teachers and the community.
Jennifer Geuther joined TeenPride in October 2009. Jennifer has over 12 years of diverse professional work experience with a concentration on at-risk children, adolescent issues, family and group dynamics.
Jennifer holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the College of St. Elizabeth and is a New Jersey Certified School Social Worker and Substance Awareness Coordinator.
Additionally, she is an adjunct professor and is passionate about teaching a variety of psychology classes for Sussex County Community College &
The College of St. Elizabeth. Currently Jennifer is completing her hours toward New Jersey licensure (LPC) in preparation for opening a private practice.
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