DISTRICT COUNSELING SERVICES OFFERED:
1. Individual Counseling: Typically 1x per week for 6 weeks to assist student in removing barriers to academic achievement and social-emotional development to recognize and respond to student mental health needs.
2. Group Counseling: Structured group counseling, typically 1x per week, during lunch, for 4-6 weeks that meets the students' collective and individual needs by promoting social-emotional, academic, behavioral or career development.
3. Drop-In Individual Counseling: Anytime student is in needor referred to school counselor.
4. LunchBunches: Informal, group counseling 1x per week, during lunch, typically runs for 4-6 weeks or on an as-needed basis to provide a level of intervention for students who may need extra support, attention and/or education to achieve a specific social-emotional, academic or behavioral goal.
5. Individual Academic Planning/Advisement: As needed basis to assist students in goal-setting and taking action steps based on academic, interests abilities and skills data with the idea of academic achievement and advancement in mind.
6. Assessment Appraisal: As needed basis to help students and parents/guardians evaluate standardized/benchmark assessment results.
7. Crisis Counseling: As needed basis to provide support to students and families as they navigate crisis and emergency situations that are disrupting the students' school life.
8. Morning Meet-Ups: As needed basis, referred by administration and/or educators, for students to have a daily morning meet-up with school counselor, from 7:50-8:00 a.m., to set the tone for the day, get organized or reinforce daily reminders that lead students towards academic, social-emotional or behavioral success.
9. Peace Circles: As needed basis to promote conflict resolution between students. Mediation type of process based on the tenets of openness & honesty, responsibility, perspective-taking, respect, solution-focused orientation, rehabilitation and righting wrongs.
*NOTE: All school counseling services offered are focused on addressing students' academic, career and social-emotional development by developing their skills, mindsets and behaviors.
SOMETIMES STUDENTS COME TO CHAT WITH THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR BECAUSE SHE/HE WANTS TO CHAT ABOUT THINGS LIKE...
Academic performance Selecting classes/courses High school/college/career options Goal-setting/action planning Making friends Starting/Ending relationships Communication styles/practice Peer-to-peer conflict Self-esteem/confidence Teamwork/cooperation Assertiveness/self-advocacy Coping skills/practice Self-regulation Mindfulness/Stress reduction Decision-making Habits/routines Family life/adjustment Divorce/separation Sibling connectedness/rivalry Family crisis/hardships Risk-taking behaviors Being new to the community Bullying/harassment/intimidation Responsibility/ownership Loss/grief/death Organization/study skills Drugs/alcohol/smoking/vaping Social-emotional Abuse Thoughts/feelings/reactions Anger management Trauma Mental Wellness Disabilities/diagnoses Problem-solving LGBTQ+ **OTHERS**
TELECOUNSELING DURING REMOTE LEARNING: