I meet with students individually based on self-referral, teacher referral, or parent referral. Individual counseling sessions are short-term and will help students channel their own personal strengths! Meeting with the school counselor is not a replacement for mental health counseling. Should a student need extra assistance, I am happy to help parents and guardians identify the best outside resources for their child. Parents and teachers are welcome to refer students for individual counseling by filling out the referral form on this site.
Some students may benefit from a small group setting. Small groups typically include 6 to 8 students and take place over the course of several weeks. These groups may be focused on a variety of skills or topics such as making and keeping friends, study skills, emotion management, divorce, or grief.
Classroom guidance occurs when school counselors go into the classroom and teach skills to help students be their best at home and school. School counselors teach practical skills directed to the student's developmental level, such as: how to handle emotions, how to be responsible, how to be respectful to others, how to be a successful student, and how to resolve problems with friends and teachers. By meeting with each class, we have a greater impact because we can reach all students. School counselors follow the counselor's North Carolina Standard Course of Study for classroom guidance.