Individual counseling is a component of the comprehensive school counseling program. Individual counseling is a responsive service in which we seek to meet the students' immediate needs and concerns. Individual counseling is offered throughout the school year to students in a confidential setting. Students may request counseling themselves by putting an “I need to talk” slip under the counselors’ office doors. The parent/guardian of a child, teacher, or administrator, may also refer a student. Counselors are mandated reporters and if students report unsafe conditions or situations, counselors are not allowed to keep that information confidential.
School counseling is goal-oriented and generally short-term in nature. If a student needs ongoing counseling, the school counselor can provide contact information for community counselors in our area.