Children sometimes face difficulties in their lives and can use someone to talk to. I see students for short term individual counseling who are experiencing family or friendship difficulties, grief, academic concerns or any other issues they may be facing. Having a trusted adult at school is very important for students to feel safe. Students can self refer to meet with me as well as teachers, parents and administrators can request that I meet with individual students.
Classroom guidance lessons will be provided to students in every grade. Topics for guidance lessons include Growth Mindset, Friendship and Relationship Building, Bullying Prevention, Personal Safety, identifying and coping with Feelings and Emotions and Career Exploration.
Small group counseling allows for students to work together on a common skill such as building social skills or working through a common issue such as moving or divorce. Small groups are based upon the needs of the students and parent/guardian permission for participation is required.