While school counselors do not provide therapy, there are times when a student may work with me individually for brief, action-oriented sessions. There are three ways a counseling referral can be made: student referral, teacher/staff referral, or parent referral. Student referrals occur through school counselor slips that are located in each classroom. Teachers, staff, and parents can make referrals by contacting the school counselor.
Small Group Counseling
Group counseling involves the counselor working with 3-6 students on developing skills surrounding a same or similar issue or concern. During groups, students may participate in discussions, activities, role playing, and other learning experiences. I always ask for parent permission before a student participates in a group. Groups typically last for 6-8 weeks, and topics vary throughout the school year based on need. The following are typical group topics covered during the year:
Classroom Counseling Lessons
Throughout the year, I will visit each classroom and present lessons on various topics. Lessons are typically 30 to 45 minutes in length. By clicking the links below, you can review the lessons and/or topics students in each grade level cover.