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What do Counselors do?


   As School Counselor/Social Worker, I work with students on an individual  basis, in small groups and in their classrooms.  

    My focus is on academic skills, career awareness, and personal/social skills.  I often connect families to resources in the community as needed. I also attend parent-teacher conferences, IEP meetings and CARE team meetings as able. 


Here are some reasons students might want to talk to me:

  • "I had an argument with my best friend and she doesn't want to be my friend anymore."
  • "Some kids in my science class are talking about fighting after school."
  • "My parents argue all the time and I don't know what to do."
  • "My grandfather is real sick and I'm scared he's going to die."
  • "My mom just had a baby and she doesn't have time for me anymore."
  • "We're moving again!"
  • "My dad wants me to be an engineer like him, but I want to be a pilot."

       Here are some reasons parents might want to talk to the me:

  • "This is John's third school this year, and he's having difficulty adjusting."
  • "My husband is being deployed in two weeks and Carolyn may need some help coping with this change."
  • "Sam used to be excited about school, but lately he doesn't seem to care."
  • "My wife and I recently separated and our daughter could use some help understanding this."
  • "My son seems to be the target of some teasing and bullying at the bus stop.  Can you help?"

A few other things I do includes:



--Career Assessments/Planning

--Character Education

--Relationship Skills


--Social/Emotional Wellness

--Liason of support

Here are some links to let you know more about this profession: 

                                 School Counselor                 NASW                   School SW Ethics and Standards