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Matoaca Middle School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

School Counseling

The mission of the Chesterfield County Public Schools school counseling program is to provide high quality academic support and career efforts of students, staff, parents and community. If you have concerns or questions about your child, please contact your child’s counselor at 804-541-4700. The counseling office is open between the hours of 7AM – 3PM.

Sixth Grade – Counseling Coordinator
Megan Robbins
[email protected]

Seventh Grade Counselor
Ashley Pospahala

Eighth Grade Counselor
Hailey Carnohan
[email protected]

Counseling Technician
Consuela Miley
[email protected]

Registering a new student:
Please call Ms. Consuela Miley to schedule an appointment.

Visit our registration page for information on what to bring with you for registration.

Alumni Transcript Request
Phone: 804.639.8900 x1651

Classroom Lessons:

School counseling lesson in the classroom offers programs that are designed for students’ academic, career, and personal/social development.

Common Lesson Topics:

  • Respect for Self & Others
  • Decision Making
  • Getting Along with Others
  • Self-Control
  • Organization
  • Internet Safety
  • Career Exploration

School Programs:

There are several school TRIBE Time Interventions, as well as clubs and organizations that students may join to reinforce the importance of our core values of equity, integrity, ingenuity, and teamwork.

Individual Counseling:

Individual Counseling is a one-on-one meeting with the counselor to discuss a problem or topic of interest that may be affecting their academic success. Friendship issues, worries, conflict resolution, difficulty coming to school, grief, and anger management are frequent issues facing children.

During sessions, students might:

  • talk about things that are important to them
  • work on a plan to reach a goal
  • use the counseling office as a safe place to calm down when feeling upset
  • discuss cyber concerns and social media
  • share concerns with peer relationships talk about career goals

Referrals for students to meet with a school counselor can be made by classroom teachers, principal, parents, or through student self-referrals. Self-referral can be done through our that is created each school year. Parents are welcome to call or email the counselors at any time to request individual counseling for their child.

Group Counseling:

Small group counseling (typically 6-10 participants) is needs based group that usually meets for four to six weeks in order to be least disruptive to the learning environment. Small groups provide members the opportunity to share ideas and learn from each other. Group topics are chosen based upon student needs, and can change throughout the school year. Participation, which is voluntary and confidential, requires permission from a parent or guardian. Referrals for groups are made by parents and teachers. Priority is given to students who show an academic need.

Common Small Group Topics:

  • Self esteem
  • Grief Groups with assistance of Prevention Services
  • Academic Success Group
  • Attendance
  • Coping Skills
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