What is an Elementary School Counselor?


School Counselors Support Students by Providing:

Short-Term Individual Counseling
Small Group Counseling
Referrals to Outside Agencies
Classroom Guidance Lessons
Crisis Intervention
School Wide Social /Emotional Programs
Parent /Teacher Consultation
High School Application / Scheduling
Attendance Meetings

How does a student get to see the counselor?

    Student may ask to go to the counselor’s office to make an appointment or put a note under her door    
    Teacher or principal can send him or her
    Mom, Dad, Grandparents or another care providers can request services
    A school friend may invite/ refer him or her for a special visit

What might a student do in the counselor’s office?

    Talk about concerns that are important to him/ her
    Use puppets/ toys to help express feelings and problems
    Talk about feelings 
    Work on a plan to reach a academic or behavioral goal
    Read stories that help students learn and understand more about themselves/ situations
    Go to a safe place to calm down when feeling upset
    Play games to learn ways to relate to others 
    Participate in group activities 
    Role Play conflict resolution scenarios