What is an Elementary School Counselor?

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School Counselors Support Students by Providing:

Short-Term Individual Counseling
Short-Term Small Group Counseling
Referrals to Outside Agencies
Classroom Guidance Lessons
Crisis Intervention
School Wide Social /Emotional Programs
Parent /Teacher Consultation
Middle 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 with a pass
  • 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