Ways That Your Child May Experience School Counseling Services
- Individual Counseling- I may work with a student in a safe, positive, and confidential setting to address issues that "get in the way of" school achievement. Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include: understanding emotions, changing families/divorce, grief, stress, social skills, academics, bullying, problem-solving, and decision-making.
- Small Group Counseling- A process where students sharing similar issues or concerns work together in a small group environment consisting of about 3-6 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for approximately 6-8 weeks. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, and stress-management.
- Classroom Counseling lessons- I may develop and implement classroom curriculum driven by national and county school counseling outcomes. I may co-plan and co-teach lessons with other professionals in the building to support social and emotional growth across curricular areas. 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, relationship/social skills, responsibility, respect, bullying, emotions, cooperation, goal setting/decision-making, and peer pressure. I believe that a strong home-school partnership is what's best for kids.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Connecting with your child's school counselor for a successful school year
Absences Add Up
Your child’s daily, on-time attendance is critical to their success in school. And while some challenges to your child’s school attendance are unavoidable, it’s important to understand the impact of each absence.