Individual counseling sessions are initiated by referral from teachers, parents, staff, or administrators. They are a means to provide support and skill-building for coping with family stressors, academic struggles, and personal issues. Services are provided during the school day, once a week, for approximately 30 minutes. The service is free of charge and voluntary. Sessions are conducted for 8-10 weeks and focus on one or few targeted skills and strategies for coping during the school day. Topics may include expressing feelings, self-esteem, problem-solving, communication skills, or making choices. Sessions and topics are tailored to meet the individual needs of the student.
Social Thinking Counseling Groups
Social Thinking Groups are initiated by referral from teachers, parents, staff, or administrators. Group topics are inspired by Social Thinking, a social skills curriculum, which is based on building social skills, resilience, and providing support for students experiencing similar challenges. Small group counseling sessions will be conducted weekly for 8-10 weeks and are based on student needs and schedules. Small groups can consist of 2 to 6 students. Topics and themes are chosen to meet the specific needs of the participating students.
When a crisis occurs that impacts students or staff, counselors will provide classroom support or individual counseling, as needed