School counselors have lots of resources and ideas to help students be successful in school.
Many times, students refer themselves to me. Here's how:
1. Write a note and leave it in my mailbox (located in the library.)
2. Tell their parents that they would like to talk with me. Parents can call or email me at any time throughout the year. Caregivers, you can also fill out this referral form for the School Counselor . A teacher might also refer student to the counselor and social worker.
3. Students can use this self referral to contact me.
The information students share with the school counselor is confidential. The student’s right to privacy is guarded as much as permitted by law, ethics, and school policy. The school counselor is obligated to break confidentiality when there is potential harm to the student or others, concern of neglect or abuse, or a court of law that requires testimony or student records.
At times, the counselor and school-based staff (teacher, social worker, principal, etc.) will need to exchange information about your child (how are they coping in class, strategies to help, etc.) All communication will take place only on a need-to-know basis.
School Counselors differ from mental health counselors in that we provide systemic support through a multidimensional intervention, not 1:1. School counselors provide individual, group, and classroom counseling sessions as short team and solution-focused. Mental Health Counselors provide individual counseling sessions and function as long-term therapy.
In addition to the self-referrals by the students, counseling services may be accessed by a caregiver, teacher, principal, or other staff member referral. Please contact us at any time with questions or concerns. We are here to help all of our students be ready to learn and be successful in school.
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