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    Individual Counseling

     

    Students can request to see me by asking their teachers for a guidance pass.  I also see students as a result of a teacher or parent request.  During individual meetings with students,  I can help children understand and accept themselves, cope with family changes and/or family crises, develop decision-making skills, and practice conflict resolution skills and anger management techniques.   The following are just a few examples of the situations in which school counselors can help their students:

     

    • My parents are getting a divorce.  I’m scared about what is happening to our family.
    • My best friend and I seem to be fighting a lot lately.  We just can’t seem to get along.
    • I am the new student here at school and I am afraid that I just won’t fit in.
    • My parents are fighting a lot more than they used to - is it something I did?
    • My father just lost his job and everyone at home seems so upset all of the time.
    • I have been having nightmares lately and it takes me so long to fall asleep at night.
    • My grandmother passed away.
    • Mommy just had a new baby and that baby is ruining everything!
    • I do my homework, but I can’t seem to remember to bring it with me to school.
    • I am worried about my friend.  She’s been acting strangely lately.