School Counseling and Guidance

  • Offers guidance and counseling services to ALL students.
  • Offers crisis counseling for students who have immediate needs.
  • Offers ALL students the opportunity to talk with someone about things that concern or worry them. Everything is confidential unless student
  • Believes social skills and emotional development are a process of growth. They change all the time and students sometimes need help adjusting to the changes within themselves.
  • Believes helping children become aware of themselves and their needs will prepare them to make responsible choices.

How Does School Counseling Work?

Individual Counseling  - A process where a student can discuss issues in a safe, positive, and confidential setting.  Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include: feelings, changing families, peer pressure, friends, stress, academics, social skills, academics, bullying, getting along with others, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Small Group Counseling - The counselor invites 5-7 students who share common concerns to meet as a group on a weekly basis.  Some of these student concerns may include dealing with anger, making and being a good friend, divorce, death, responding appropriately to adult authority (parents and teachers), etc.

Classroom Guidance/Classroom Counseling - These classroom lessons are regularly scheduled and address personal, social, academic, and career-related needs at the child's developmental level.  Topics may include self-esteem, conflict resolution, study skills, anger management, career awareness, tattling/reporting, friendship/social skills, responsibility, respect, teasing/bullying, feelings, cooperation, goal setting/decision-making, and peer pressure.