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Alex Ruttenberg

(908) 735-5151 x.206


My name is Alex Ruttenberg and I am the school counselor at Patrick McGaheran School. I was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. I have received a master’s in psychology from Antioch University, a master’s in social work from Rutgers University and completed the educational counseling program at Rider University.  


Before becoming a full time school counselor, I worked as a child and family therapist and received extensive training in a specific form of family therapy founded by the psychiatrist, Murray Bowen.  I have also worked for Family Preservation Services, the juvenile probation department, and a teen leadership program.  Before coming to Spruce Run, I worked with students at schools in Venice, CA, Trenton, NJ, and Yardley, PA.  I live in Hunterdon County with my wife and two sons. 


My goal is to ensure that every child at PMG is enjoying school.  Whenever this is not the case, it is my responsibility to help. Please let me know if I can help your child or family in any way!