We can meet with students for individual counseling services no more than 3 times during the school year, for approximately15-30 minutes per session during school hours. Our highest priority will be personal growth with a focus on short-term goals. Together we (you, your child, and his/her teacher) will establish and work toward those goals. Issues may include, but are not limited to: academic concerns, conflict resolution, anger management, goal setting, grief recovery, and social skills.
Parental consent is not required for short-term counseling that is needed to maintain order, discipline, or a productive learning environment. However, ongoing counseling services that extend beyond these immediate needs require parental consent.
We are ethically bound to keep confidential anything your child says in our sessions, with the following exceptions: (1) if I determine that he/she is a danger to his/herself or others, or if someone else is harming your child; (2) if I am ordered to do so by a court of law; (3) if you direct me to disclose information to another; and (4) for consultation purposes.
If your child’s counseling needs are beyond our area of expertise or require him/her to meet for individual counseling more than the 3 sessions we offer, we can assist you in locating another care provider.