Social-Emotional Support

  • The counselor is available to help with: 

    • Personal family and friendship problems
    • Mental Health Resources
    • Crisis Intervention 
    • Grief and Loss
    • Family Changes
    • Abuse and Self-Harm
    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Suicidal Ideation
    • Personal Development 
    • And much more...

    The School Counselor cannot provide long-term therapy or counseling. She will provide referrals to good local mental health services if long-term therapy is necessary or recommended. 

    A critical part of the counseling relationship is the establishment and maintenance of a trusting and confidential relationship between the counselor and the student. The counselor will encourage a strong line of communication between the student and his/her parent(s) / guardian(s), teacher(s), and other stakeholders in the student’s life. The best interest of the student is the core focus of any interaction between the counselor and student.

    Sometimes certain legal restrictions arise and confidentiality cannot be maintained. These cases include: (a) any form of child abuse, (b) danger to one’s self, and (c) danger to others. The counselor may also choose to consult with other professionally competent mental health professionals.