What Types of Counseling Services are Provided?

  • What types of services are provided?

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

    Response Services – I am here to assist students with coping when there is a crisis.  I also respond to immediate issues that have occurred during school hours that prevent the student(s) from actively participating in class.

    Guidance Lessons – We provide career development, academic development and social development lessons that are developmentally appropriate and preventative in nature. 

    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."