What is a School Counselor?
So what do School Counselors do?
As a School Counselor, I blessed to be able to work with ALL students in 3 primary areas: academic achievement, career, and social/emotional development. I work hard to improve student success in ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. My goal as a School Counselor is to help ensure that today's students feel safe, cared for, and become productive, well -adjusted individuals.
As a School Counselor, I teach students various academic and life skills such as how to communicate effectively, organizational skills, study skills, etc. through classroom lessons. I help students explore different careers based on their discovery of their personal interests.I support students' social emotional needs individual (1-on-1) counseling, group counseling, and crisis intervention.
- When School Counselors speak to students they are verbally given the rules of confidentiality.
- "Whatever you say in here stays in here"
- You are going to hurt someone
- You are going to hurt yourself
While it is the School counselors ethical and legal responsibility to uphold confidentiality to the student we recognize and balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians' legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children's lives.
*Please note school counselors do not provide “therapy” or “traditional counseling”.
Students, I am here to help you with:
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- Setting goals
- Working well with others
- Feeling good about yourself
- Learning how to make decisions
- Working out friendship problems
- Dealing with peer pressure
- Dealing with bullying
- To help build your confidence
- To celebrate your accomplishments
- If you are struggling with transitions
- For help with relationships or friends
- If you are experiencing sadness or anxiety
- Coping skills
- To help resolve conflicts with parents or teachers
- If you want to learn how to handle/control your emotions/anger
- If you or someone you know is having unsafe thoughts
- Plan for postsecondary options
- Managing your feelings (stress, worry, anger, etc.)
- If you are having issues with your body image
- Adjusting to a new school
- Career exploration
|Parents, I am available to assist and provide you with:
Exploring ways to help your child succeed
Improving parent-child communications
Referrals for community sources
Understanding the developmental changes of childhood
Supply reference materials
Information to help understand your child’s special needs
Group Counseling (social skills, impulse control, self-esteem, grief, etc.)
Brief Solution-Focused Counseling
Parent Consultations Community Resource Referrals
Referrals for outside counseling services