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Services & Resources

Individual Counseling

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The school counselor offers direct help to your student when he or she has academic, career, and personal/social concerns. The counselor provides the following individualized counseling support:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Brief counseling for problems affecting student success
  • Assistance in planning educational programs
  • Instruction in academic skills for classroom success
  • Review of students’ goals and assistance in establishing paths to achieve these goals
  • Collaboration with educational stakeholders to provide opportunities for enhancing student knowledge and experience and supporting positive student attitudes, feelings, and behaviors
  • Referrals to school and community resources

Classroom Guidance

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Conducted within classrooms and included into the academic curriculum, guidance groups are regular educational sessions focused on developmental advancement and the attainment of necessary skills for student achievement within and outside of the school environment. The school counselor bases the guidance curriculum on students’ developmental needs, and students are expected to accomplish the learning objectives specific to each lesson. The school counselor, along with teachers and staff, delivers guidance lessons to students in every grade level throughout the academic year.

Group Counseling

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The school counselor offers direct help to small groups of students experiencing similar concerns. Counseling group topics depend on the unique and varied needs of students, as well as on common themes for exploration brought to the school counselor’s attention by students, teachers, administrators, parents/guardians, staff, and community leaders and professionals. Some examples of common group counseling topics include anger management, conflict resolution, and family changes.

Consultation

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The school counselor offers consultation for students, teachers, school and community professionals, school administrators, and parents/guardians as needed. Consultation typically achieves the results of enhancing awareness of and communication between groups and of increasing the consultees’ effectiveness in managing or addressing a social or professional area of concern. The counselor will refer any issues on which she cannot successfully consult to an appropriate school or community professional with the knowledge, skills, and qualifications to effectively assist the consultee. The school counselor strives to ensure that no need will go unaddressed.