Individual Counseling with students is based upon teacher, parent, or self-referrals. Upon being referred, a needs assessment will be done to see if your child would benefit from individual counseling sessions in the school setting or whether a students’ needs would be better met with an outside counselor. Parents will be informed if their child is asked to participate in the individual counseling via a parent permission letter and/or a phone call from the counselor.
Small Group Counseling
Small Group Counseling consist of several children (usually 4-5) from the same grade level. These children are chosen to be part of a group depending on the topic. Teachers or parents may refer students to the groups, or students might be chosen by the counselor. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Typically, groups meet once a week for a period of 6 weeks. Parents will be informed when their child is being asked to participate in a group via a parent permission letter and/or phone call from the counselor.
***Confidentiality is stressed at the every small group meeting.***
Guidance lessons are conducted in the classroom by the school counselor on a monthly basis. Guidance lesson will focus on social skills and character training with regards to topics such as responsibility, respect, courage, kindness, honesty, empathy, and decision making.