Primary Counseling Services
Below is a list of some services that may be useful to faculty/staff and brief descriptions. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about any of these services, or if there is something in addition to these services that you believe I could assist you with.
Short-term Individual counseling: one-on-one counseling for students experiencing distress which is interrupting the academic process. Provided in a short-term setting (5-30 minutes typically).
Group counseling: counseling interventions provided in a group setting, typically during lunch/recess. Typically these services are provided to students with less severe concerns or issues, but may be used in combination with individual counseling.
Classroom guidance: Classroom lessons provided in the domains of social/emotional, academic and career. Length of lessons varies based on age group and topic. Also, classroom guidance can be used as an intervention for issues that arise specific to a class (i.e. teasing, kindness etc.)
Behavioral interventions: assistance in developing behavioral goals for RTI or for the classroom, developing behavior plans, providing interventions inside and outside of the classroom and behavioral observations (scheduled ahead of time).
Observations: classroom behavior observations and time-on-task data collection for classroom needs and ETR/IEP services (these need to be scheduled with plenty of time to produce a written report). Also, upon request from an out-side health provider.
Intervention team: assist with RTI process within CAT and IAT meetings, providing reports of behavioral and on-task data.
504 plans: assist with identification and development of 504 plans for qualifying students. Maintain current 504 plans which are reviewed annually.
Crisis assistance: provide crisis management within the building to deal with situations that arise. Provide referrals for outside counseling needs as well as referrals for Children Services when there is suspected neglect or abuse. Assist faculty/staff when they need to make a CSB referral (a separate referral must be made by the faculty or staff member if they suspect neglect or abuse).
Family/community/professional communication: Meet and discuss student progress and concerns with family members as needed. Attend and schedule conferences with family and individuals involved in students’ success and functioning. Communicate and consult with professionals related to students care. Provide resources to families in need of additional services or assistance (food, utilities, counseling, health etc.) Maintain contact with community resources that provide services to students, families and the school.
Collaboration/consultation: meet with teachers, faculty/staff to discuss student progress, concerns or issues related to the wellbeing of students. Work with faculty/staff to develop new programs and activities that benefit all students.
Referrals: Upon request from families or individuals I can provide outside mental and behavioral healthy referrals within the community.