Individual counseling with students is based upon teacher, parent, or self-referral. Students may self-refer by completing and submitting a counselor's note. Parents may refer via phone or email.
Classroom guidance is an integral part of the School Counseling program at Burnt Mills Elementary Classroom visits focus on topics dealing with academic achievement, personal/social development and career development Lessons support the school-wide Character Counts program and encourage positive core values and traits including, but not limited to, fairness, responsibility, citizenship, trustworthiness, caring, and respectfulness.
Group counseling consists of small groups of children within the same or next grade level. These children are chosen to be part of a group based upon the topic. Students may sign up for a specific group, teachers or parents may refer, students or students may be chosen by the counselor. Typically, groups will meet during the lunch/recess hour, once a week, for a period of 6 weeks. Parents will be informed when their child is being asked to participate in a group via a parent permission letter and/or a phone call from the counselor.
Maintaining a consistent partnership with both parents and teachers is extremely important for student success. As a means of developing new strategies to support student learning and growth, both parents and teachers can request a consultation. I will work with either the parent, the teacher or both to discuss ways to best support your student to make sure they reach their fullest potential at Burnt Mills! To schedule a consultation, please use the link under 'Contact Me'!\