Roles of an Elementary School Counselor
Classroom Counseling Lessons
I teach developmentally appropriate, preventative lessons in each classroom every other week. This gives me a chance to interact with every student at the school. Lesson topics might be: feelings identification and coping skills, social skills, creating and navigating friendships, and problem solving skills.
Small group counseling is provided for students experiencing similar concerns. Topics may include: making and keeping friends, emotion regulation, coping with separation/divorce and/ or loss, getting organized/study skills and/or improving self-esteem. The groups generally range from 4 to 6 students and last for 6 to 8 sessions. The students for these groups can be recommended by parents/guardians or by staff members.
Individual Student Support
Short term one-on-one counseling support is available to all students. Students may self-refer or be referred by teachers, staff and/or parents. Confidentiality is respected. I can also refer you to community resources if needed.
I am available to meet with teachers, administrators, and parents to discuss the needs of individual students, and work together to help students.