School Counseling Services
This site contains information and resources to support the social, emotional, and academic needs of all EVE students.
What is School Counseling?
A School Counselor is a Master's level, nationally certified, caring professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community, in order to help every student achieve academic and social success.
School Counseling Services:
- Classroom Counseling Lessons: I follow the American School Counselor Association's mindsets and standards to create a curriculum that focuses on meeting the three main areas of student development: social/emotional, academic support and career aspirations. I teach lessons at least once a month in every classroom K thru 5th grades.
- Individual Student Planning: I assist students with goal formation/planning in the areas of academic, behavioral, career as well as social/emotional well being.
- Responsive Services: I meet immediate student needs: short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, group counseling and peer mediation.
- System Support: I implement school-wide programs (such as PBIS), consult with other professionals, and coordinate various supports for students and families.
Delivery of School Counseling Services:
Individual Counseling: I provide a safe and confidential environment for students to discuss many topics regarding their social/emotional needs, career goals as well as academic success. Some topics that we may discuss include: friendship issues, stress, time management, goal-setting, academic planning, bullying, family changes, social skills, organization, career exploration and development of problem solving skills. These services are short-term and I apply Solution Focused approach to help students become more successful in all areas of their lives.
Small Group Counseling: A process where students sharing similar issues or concerns work together in a small group environment consisting of about 3-6 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for approximately 6-8 weeks.
Classroom Counseling Lessons: I develop and implement a K-5 classroom curriculum driven by national and county school counseling standards and outcomes. Classroom lessons are regularly scheduled and address social/emotional, academic, and career-related needs at the child's developmental level.
Academic Interventions: I provide many academic interventions to enhance student success. I work with teachers to provide supplementary interventions unique to each student's specific needs, in order to ensure that every student will excel to their highest academic potential.