School Counselors facilitate the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. School Counselors are integral members of the instructional team. They directly impact student achievement by delivering comprehensive services that meet the needs of the 21st century school community.
What does this mean for your child? This means that I pay close attention to every student in the building and how he/she 'connects' to his/her education and therefore achieves to the maximum level possible. I help your child and all school stakeholders to creatively problem-solve any issues that may (temporarily or otherwise) pose an obstacle to the learning process.
Professional School Counselors are uniquely trained leaders who promote success for all students. They collaborate with school stakeholders using data‐driven decisions to facilitate the success of the 21st century learner in an ever‐changing society.
As a result the student will:
- achieve to his/her maximum potential
- demonstrate academic, career, personal/social problem-solving skills
- recognize and appreciate individual and cultural differences
- develop communication, citizenship and employability skills to make positive contributions to the community
- access human and technological resources for support and information
I am a master level certified, licensed, professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community, in order for every student to achieve academic and social success. School Counseling services are delivered in four specific ways:
- Classroom Lessons - 6 (personal/social, academic, career)and driven by the needs of the school population.
- Individual Student Planning- assisting students with goal formation/planning (behavioral, academic, etc.)
- Responsive Services- meeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing)
- System Support- schoolwide program planning and implementation,consulting with other professionals, coordination of various supports for students and families
- Individual Counseling - I may work with a student in a safe, positive, and confidential setting to address issues that 'get in the way' of' school achievement. Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include: understanding feelings, changing families/divorce, grief, stress, social skills, academics, bullying, problem-solving, and decision-making.
- Small Group Counseling - A process where students sharing similar issues or concerns work together in a small and large group environments. The group sessions usually last about 20-25 minutes during the students lunch. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce, family issues, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, and stress-management.
- Classroom Counseling Lessons - I develop and implement classroom lesson based on needs of students and school standards.