HOW DO STUDENTS MEET WITH THEIR COUNSELOR?

School Counselors work with students in the following ways:

ONE ON ONE COUNSELING

Student and counselor meet independently to go over any concerns, challenges or needed support related to social/personal, academics, college planning, etc.

GROUP COUNSELING

Peer groups of 5-8 students meet to work on important topics such as anxiety coping skills, study skills, support, positive self-talk and self-care. 

CLASSROOM GUIDANCE

Counselors go into the classrooms to speak with students about various topics.

WHEN DO PEOPLE REQUEST A MEETING WITH A COUNSELOR?

  • When a student is very sad, confused, shy, angry, or worried.

  •  When severe changes in a student's behavior occur.

  • When a student is having difficulty dealing with family changes or situations.

  • Self-harm

  • Bullying 

  • When a student is dealing with a loss of a family member, friend, or pet.

  • When stressors at home are affecting school performance or self-concept.

  • When a student is consistently absent from school.

  • When students are struggling academically.

HOW DO STUDENTS SEE THE COUNSELOR?

Parents are welcome to contact their student's grade level counselor directly.


Appointments made by the counselor to meet with a student

  • Self-Referral to meet with the counselor.

  •  Parent/Guardian Referral for a student to meet with the counselor.

  • Administration, Teacher, Staff Referral request for a student to meet with the counselor.

  • Request by a friend for a student to meet with the counselor.

CONFIDENTIALITY CONCERNS

A counselor-student relationship must be built on trust and confidentiality. This means that counselors are bound by ethical codes of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) to keep conversations between the counselor and students private. We try our best to keep parents and teachers updated on the progress and relevant information for the betterment of your student. There are times when we may need to break confidentiality and consult certain sources. This is when student may be susceptible to:


  • Harm Themselves

  • Harm Others

  • Abuse and/or Neglect