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    Feeling Puzzled?  
    Your School Counselor Can Help!
     
     
    During the current school closure, if you have concerns about your child's behavior or mental health that you would like to discuss, please email me at cmsergiacomi@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.  I will set up a time to talk to you by phone and assist you in finding interventions and/or community resources.  
     
     
    Individual Counseling:
    Individual counseling is available to all students.  Typical counseling issues in elementary school may include topics such as anxiety, divorce, grief, anger management, social skills and friendship.  Individual counseling in the school setting is intended to be brief.  Students are typically not seen by the counselor for more than five sessions.  Mrs. Sergiacomi practices Solution-Focused Brief Therapy which focuses on student strengths.  She assists students in forming developmentally appropriate plans to meet their own counseling goals.  If parents or teachers would like to refer a student to the school counselor you can click here to print a School Counseling Referral Form.
     
    Group Counseling:
    Small group counseling is offered when multiple students present with a similar counseling issue.  Groups normally contain six or less students of similar ages.  Typical group topics may include grief, social skills, anger management, self-esteem, and divorce.  All new students in grades 1-5 will meet with the counselor in small groups to discuss the transition to a new school.  This meeting typically happens during the first two weeks of school and is a one-time session.
     
    Classroom Guidance:
    Mrs. Sergiacomi teaches Guidance lessons in every classroom once a month.  Classroom guidance lessons last for 45 minutes and topics vary by grade level.  All topics address the American School Counselor Association National Standards.  More specific information about Classroom Guidance topics is available on the "Classroom Guidance" section of this webpage.

    Consultation:
    Mrs. Sergiacomi is available to consult with school staff, parents, and community agencies.  Sometimes it is necessary to refer families to community agencies if a child could benefit from more intensive counseling services.  Mrs. Sergiacomi is happy to help your child find the resources that he or she needs to be successful.   
     
     Coordination:  
    Mrs. Sergiacomi coordinates the Intervention Support Team at Sherwood Forest.  IST helps teachers develop classroom interventions for students who are struggling academically.  She also coordinates the Backpack Program and is the AIG Referral Coordinator.