U is for Understanding. As high school students you aren't expected to understand everything or know what to do all the time. I am trained to understand how to help adolescents, and be there to listen to you, and lead you in the right direction when you need help.
P is for Patience. High school is 4 years and it's not always going to be easy. Exercising patience throughout your academics will make your journey more enjoyable and rewarding.
P is for Possibilities. Allow yourself to explore different opportunities while in school and embrace the joy of trying new things...the possibilities are endless.
O is for Open Minded. I commit to having an open mind, and expect students to do the same.
R is for Resources. I will work with students to help them identify the resources they have within themselves, as well as outside resources that will help them be more successful. Below is a list of local agencies that can often be a huge help.
T is for Together. Together I will work with students, teachers, parents and the community to help all students achieve their academic, career and personal/social goals.
Individual & Group Counseling
Counseling can be provided in a small group or on an individual basis for students expressing difficulties dealing with relationships, personal concerns or normal developmental tasks. Individual and small-group counseling helps students identify problems, causes, alternative and possible consequences so they can take appropriate action. As a school counselor I do not provide therapy to students, but I can refer students whose needs I am unable to meet in the school setting to an outside service.
Personal Issues your School Counselor can assist you with:Abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual)
Family and Relationship Issues or concerns
Health & Safety Concerns
Problem Solving Skills
Self Awareness and Self Confidence
Dignity for All Students Act
General Standards for Students to achieve personal/social success
*Students will understand and appreciate self
*Students will develop a sense of community
*Students will make decisions, set goals, and take actions
*Students will understand personal health & safety