• How Do Students Talk to the School Counselor?

    Meetings with the School Counselor, can show appear in a variety of ways.  Most commonly, School Counselors get to work with students in the following ways:
    • ONE ON ONE COUNSELING: Student and counselor meet independently to go over any concerns or work on behavior.
      Individual Counseling

    • GROUP COUNSELING: Peer groups of 4-5 students meet to work on character development or group issues
      Group Counseling
       
    • CLASSROOM GUIDANCE: Counselor goes into classroom and talks with students about a variety of topic
    Classroom Guidance

    When do people request a meeting with a counselor?
    • When a student is very sad, confused, shy, angry, or worried
    • When severe changes in a student's behavior occur
    • When a student is having difficulty dealing with family changes or situations
    • When something seems to be bothering a student to the point of distraction or intense anxiety
    • When a student is dealing with a loss of a family member, friend, or pet
    • When stressors at home are affecting school performance or self-concept
    • When a student is consistently absent from school

    How Do Students See the Counselor?

    Parents are welcome to contact me directly! If you have concerns of any kind regarding your child I am available. I can help with an issue at home or pay attention to certain habits and behaviors you are hoping to address. I can also be of assistance with community resources and helping your family with any pressing needs!

    Appointment made by the counselor to meet with a student  
    • Self-Referral to meet with the counselor
    • Parent/Guardian Referral for a student to meet with the counselor
    • Administration, Teacher, Staff Referral request for a student to meet with the counselor
    • Request by a friend for a student to meet with the counselor

    To make an appointment with the School Counselor, please complete one of the following forms:
    Student Referral
    Teacher/Staff Referral   *Teachers/Staff: you will be asked to login on the WSFCS webpage
     
    Confidentiality Concerns

    A counselor-student relationship must be built on trust and confidentiality. This means that I am bound by ethical codes of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) to keep conversations between myself and students private. I try my best to keep parents and teachers updated on the progress and relevant information for the betterment of your student. there are times when I may need to break confidentiality and tell appropriate persons. This is when student may be susceptible to:

    • Harm Themselves
    • Harm Others
    • Abuse and/or Neglect