Frequently Asked Questions
How can I refer my child for counseling services?
You are more than welcome to call me at 919-266-8458, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a note through your child. I would be glad to answer any questions about the counseling services at our school.
What kinds of issues do you see children for?
I am here to assist with any issue that may be interfering with their education. These issues include, but are not limited to: study skills/organization, friendship issues, academic concerns, divorce;separation, grief/loss, how to handle feelings, and how to develop/use coping skills. It's important to remember that the counselor's office is a place for talking, problem-solving or learning coping skills, not a place of discipline.
Will my child be embarrassed to leave the classroom with the school counselor?
No! I believe in being very visible throughout the school. Because of this, the counselor is seen as a normal part of the school atmosphere and students are usually excited, not nervous, about seeing the counselor.
Can you tell me what you discuss in a meeting with my child?
The counselor-student relationship is one of trust and dependability. Therefore, I believe in keeping conversations confidential. However, I strongly encourage students to talk to their parents/guardians about the concerns they are having in order to keep an open line of communication. If concerns about the student's health and safety are discussed, it will be addressed accordingly.
How often will you see my child?
Since the school counselor must be available for all students and maintain respect for the daily academic schedule, I am here to assist with short-term counseling (4-6 sessions). I will be glad to assist you with finding outside counseling services for your child.