A school counselor works with students and their parents in a variety of ways. Each service I provide is designed to help children live up to their fullest potential. Among the services I provide are:
One of the main reasons the school counselor is here is to help all children develop and strengthen their social/emotional skills. Each year the counselor will visit classrooms and teach the children life skills that cover topics such as: self-confidence development, problem-solving, interpersonal effectiveness, communication skills, and responsible behavior. I also work with children on developing their character.
The school counselor is also here to help children who are facing certain difficulties at school or at home. Issues at school may include conflicts with teachers or friends, anxiety about schoolwork, or anything else that may distract your child from learning. Family disruptions such as the birth of a sibling, an illness, death, or divorce also may affect your child’s ability to perform in school. If your child is experiencing anything that the counselor can help with, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Another purpose for the school counselor is to assist parents with concerns about their children, developmental growth and academic questions that you might have about your child. Please feel free to contact the counselor if you ever have any concerns about your child.