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Who is an Elementary School Counselor?

An elementary school counselor is a certified professional who works within a child’s total environment to assist him/her in addressing his/her academic, behavioral, emotional, or social needs.

A school counselor helps to empower children to feel good about themselves and aids them in the process of making positive decisions that lead to healthy and meaningful lives.

An elementary school counselor serves children and their families, teachers, administrators, and community.

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What does your the Elementary School Counselor do?

  • Serves as a “friendly helper” for all students and works with students on an individual basis and in small groups.
  •  Facilitates classroom guidance and counseling sessions, helps identify student needs, and assists in student assessment.
  • Oversees Character Education initiatives at the elementary level
  •   Consults with parents, teachers, administrators, and community agencies and aids in coordinating referrals to outside agencies.

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What can your counselor help you with?

Your school counselor can provide support services to address a number of issues, including (though certainly not limited to) the following:

  •    Anger Management
  •       Anxiety
  •       Academics
  •       Behavior Modification
  •       Conflict Resolution
  •       Coping Skills
  •       Divorce/Changing Families
  •       Friendship Skills
  •       Grief and Loss
  •       Parenting Skills
  •       Self-Esteem
  •       Social Skills
  •       Stress Management

How does a student or parent see the counselor?

Students can see the counselor by self-referral, parent request, and/or teacher or administrative referral.

Sessions may be held on a regular, ongoing basis, or simply as needed.

Parents may contact the school or email to schedule a parent conference.