What Types of Counseling Services are Available?

  • What types of services are provided?

    Individual Counseling – Working with students on a short-term, confidential basis on either an issue that has been brought to the counselor's attention or what the student feels they need to discuss.  During the meeting, it is disclosed to the students that my primary concern is the safety and well-being of the child.  If a child is in danger, another professional adult must be notified. 

    Response Services – The counselor is available to assist students with coping when there is a crisis that has occurred during school hours and prevents the student(s) from actively participating in class.

    Classroom Counseling Lessons – Lessons target career, academic, and social development.  

    Systems Support – A counselor is available for consultation with parents/guardians, teachers/staff, and other professionals as needed.  This intervention can take place in individual or group conferences, or through staff development.  In addition, referrals are made to outside agencies when needed.

    Here are some reasons STUDENTS might want to talk to the School Counselor:
    • "I had an argument with my best friend, and she doesn't want to be my friend anymore."
    • "Some kids in my class are talking about fighting after school."
    • "My parents argue all the time and I don't know what to do."
    • "My grandfather is real sick, and I'm scared he's going to die."
    • "My mom just had a baby, and she doesn't have time for me anymore."
    • "We're moving again!"
    • "My dad wants me to be an engineer like him, but I want to be a pilot."
    Here are some reasons PARENTS might want to talk to the School Counselor:
    • "This is John's third school this year, and he's having difficulty adjusting."
    • "My husband is being deployed in two weeks and Carolyn may need some help coping with this change."
    • "Sam used to be excited about school, but lately he doesn't seem to care."
    • "My wife and I recently separated, and our daughter could use some help understanding this."