Individual Counseling: Individual counseling is available to ALL students in need upon request by students, parents or staff members. Students are able to express their concerns in a safe environment where problem solving can take place. Individual counseling occurs on an as needed basis. Generally, we do not provide long term individual counseling due to the number of students and the time needed to provide such extensive services. If you feel your child would benefit from long term individual counseling, please contact Chesterfield Mental Health at 748-7800.
Small Group Counseling: Group counseling is available to All students in need upon request by students, parents and staff members. Parental permission is required. Groups are designed so that students may gather in a confidential setting to work through and issue that is preventing them from doing their best in school. They have the opportunity to interact and connect with their peers, learn and practice skills, provide and receive feedback and set goals as needed. As counselor’s, it is our goal to improve the academic success of the students. When forming groups for counseling, students with the greatest need will be given priority for a space in the group. We make the best attempt to see all the students to have a need.
Study Skills/Organizational skills
We will teach lessons in the classrooms throughout the year. Our goal is to address developmental issues common to all elementary school aged children. We visit each classroom for 6 week 30 minute sessions, twice a year. Our lessons address the core values, bully prevention/intervention, social skills, getting along with others, understanding self and others, respecting differences, career development and internet safety.
Other Roles/Responsibilities of Counselors
Attendance team member
Crisis Team member