What is Individual Counseling in School?
Individual counseling is a responsive service which seeks to meet the students' immediate needs and concerns.
Individual counseling is offered throughout the school year to students in a confidential setting.
How Can My Son or Daughter Receive Individual Counseling Services?
Students may request counseling themselves by sliding a note under the counselor's door or asking their teacher if they can see the counselor. The parent/guardian of a child, a teacher, or an administrator may also refer a student to meet with the counselor.
School counseling is goal-oriented and short-term in nature. A variety of techniques are used depending on the concern including active listening, bibliocounseling, artwork, modeling, board games, and role play.
If a student would benefit from ongoing therapy, the school counselor will facilitate a referral to an outside mental health provider.