• WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP COUNSELING AND CLASSROOM GUIDANCE?

    * To help students develop self-understanding and self-awareness
     
    * To build self-confidence and self-esteem
     
    * To encourage students to recognize, understand and work through learning difficulties
     
    * To help students better adjust to school and home environments
     
    * To teach students' decision making and problem solving skills
     
    School counseling is meant to be short term (6-8 sessions or less) and solution focused.  Any needs that require counseling for longer than 6-8 sessions may be referred to an outside counseling agency.