Individual counseling with students is based upon teacher, parent, or self-referrals. Students may self refer by signing up at the counselor's office. Please remember that school counseling is not therapy. It is a way to help your child develop the coping skills needed to be effective in the classroom. Individual counseling helps students with anger management, social skills, academic skills or any other skills needed when they are in school. If you feel your student is struggling at home, please contact me for an outside referral.
Group Counseling is done in small groups of students (typically 4-5) from the same grade level. Students are chosen to be part of a group depending on the topic. Teachers or parents may refer, or students could be chosen by the counselor. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Changing families
* Study skills
* New students
* Social skills
* Anger management
* Academic Excellence
Typically, groups meet once a week, for a period of 6 - 8 weeks. Students will not miss any instructional time during our meetings. Parents will be informed when their child is being asked to participate in a group via a parent permission letter, phone call, or email from the counselor.
***Confidentiality is emphasized at our first meeting.
Classroom guidance is an integral part of the School Counseling program at Twenty Wells Elementary. Classroom visits focus on topics dealing with personal/social, career, and academic matters. Lessons support and encourage positive core values and traits including, but not limited to, fairness, responsibility, citizenship, trustworthiness, caring, positivity and respectfulness. Every teacher has an opportunity to sign up for a classroom lesson each month.