Q & A Individual and Group Counseling

Question: How Does a Student See a Counselor?
Answer: Students may see the school counselor based on a:
  • Self-referral
  • Request of a counselor
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative referral
  • Teacher or other staff referral
  • Referral by friend(s)


Question:
How and Why do Parents Contact the School Counselor?
Answer:
Parent might contact the school counselor about:
  • Concerns over student achievement
  • Family health problems
  • New school orientation or concerns
  • Test interpretation
  • Discussing special needs of their child
  • Early discussion of potential crises
  • Family difficulties or concerns


Question:
What are some example situations in which the School Counselor can help families and students.
Answer: The School Counselor can help in the following Situations:
  • My parents are getting a divorce. I dont know whats going to happen.
  • I'm new here and I'm having trouble making friends.
  • I have a lot of difficulty dealing with my stepchild.
  • Fred scores high on standardized tests but hardly makes passing grades in school.
  • Karen always tells me she doesn't have homework, but I found out she isn't doing it.
  • I need some ideas for helping students to get along with each other.
  • Bill hasn't been himself lately. He seems to preoccupied with something.
  • I have a bad temper and need to learn how to control it.
  • Mary has been absent from school an awful lot this year.
  • My dad gets so angry when hes been drinking.