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Counseling

Hello!  I am Leigh Corner, and this will be my fifth year as a school counselor.  I will be working with 3rd to 5th grade students, and I could not be more thrilled.  I am excited about fostering leadership and self-confidence in students – in addition to discussing other topics that can help them achieve their goals, become critical thinkers, and have positive interactions with adults and peers.  Some of my favorite things to work with students on are friendship skills and coping skills.  I am constantly in awe of young people and their ability to be kind and empathetic.  About me: I have lived all over and love to travel.  I’m from the Richmond area, and I attended VCU for my graduate degree.  I am an animal lover (I have cats) and I have a background in theatre as well as counseling.  I can usually be found singing.  I also love to read and watch a good tv show or movie – mysteries are a particular favorite.  Oh, and I adore chocolate!  Please reach out with any and all concerns; I want to work together to ensure your student has everything necessary for success.  I look forward to a fantastic school year here at Wells.

Selfie of the counselor

Hey there! My name is Carlie Jansen and I am so excited to be serving your children as the K-2 School Counselor here at CC Wells! I am incredibly passionate about supporting the academic, social, and emotional growth of all children. As your student’s School Counselor, I will do all that I can to provide support and resources to your family. I believe that each child has unique gifts and talents that make them special, and it is my job as a counselor to draw on the strengths of the individual and family in order to best provide support. I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development from Virginia Tech, where I also held minors in Psychology and Sociology. I then furthered my education at VCU where I received my Master’s Degree in School Counseling. Go HOKIES and RAMS! I love exploring local spots in Richmond, playing with my kitty Jack, traveling to different countries and learning about new cultures, and spending time with family and friends. Please do not ever hesitate to contact me, as I believe asking for help is a strength. I am here to support you and I look forward to getting to know you and your student(s)!

Selfie of Ms. Jansen

Welcome Wildcat Parents! During a typical school day, your student’s school counselor checks in with students, teachers, and families. We would love to hear from you how we can best support your family and student(s). Please fill out this form if you would like Ms. Jansen (K-2 School Counselor) or Mrs. Belcher (3-5 School Counselor) to check in with you and/or your student! Thank you for all you do, we look forward to hearing from you.

School Counseling: Parent Check-In Form

Individual Counseling
Individual counseling is available to all students in need. A request for individual counseling may be made by a parent, teacher, administrator or student. Students are able to express concerns in a safe environment where problem solving can take place. Topics of concern may include: friendship, grief, anger management, anxiety, family changes and school attendance.

Techniques often used during individual counseling sessions are:
role playing, puppetry, storytelling, goal setting, counseling game playing, creation of art work and discussion.

Although we provide a multitude of services for students, intensive, long-term counseling is not available through the school counseling program.

Group Counseling
Small group counseling consists of several students, facilitated by the counselor, who are facing normal developmental issues. The small group setting serves as a way for students to talk about feelings and concerns with other children who have similar needs.

Each session is approximately 30 minutes and takes place once a week over six-eight weeks. Group times are coordinated with classroom teachers so as to disrupt as little instructional time as possible.

Some examples of small groups are:

  • Anger Management
  • Changing Families (divorce/separation/adoption)
  • Friendship (social skills)
  • Feeling Better About Me (self-concept/getting along better)
  • Grief and Loss

CLASSROOM GUIDANCE LESSONS
Classroom guidance lessons are extremely important in the school setting. Classroom guidance allows a counselor to be proactive in a variety of areas to a large number of students. Guidance lessons are effective and time efficient.

Academic/Educational Domain (K-5)
Personal/Social Development Domain (K-5)
Career Development Domain (K-5)In assuming these responsibilities, the school counselor strives to:

  • Aid children in academic development
  • Foster more effective learning climates for children
  • Help children develop healthy self-concepts
  • Assist children in developing self-direction
  • Provide opportunities for children to establish good relationships with others
  • Encourage wholesome attitudes toward the world of work and a desire to contribute
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