Our Counseling Program
As the Bear Branch Counselor, I have the privilege of working with all of our amazing students! I will be working with students in their classrooms, in small groups, as well as in short-term individual counseling meetings. Collaborating with parents, teachers, and staff is essential to my role, as well as consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all Bear Branch students.
Please click the link below and fill out the Parent Referal Form to express your concerns or refer your student for individual or group counseling.
CLASSROOM GUIDANCE LESSONS: These lessons will be presented in the classroom or during Specials for students in grades K-5. Lessons will teach developmentally appropriate life skills.
GROUP COUNSELING: Group counseling is provided for small groups of students experiencing similar concerns. These may include making and keeping friends, focus and/or self management, coping with separation/divorce and or loss, getting organized/study skills and/or improving self-esteem. The groups generally range from 4 to 6 students and last for 6 to 8 sessions. The students for these groups can be recommended by parents/guardians or by staff members.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING: Short term one-on-one counseling support is available to all students in grades K to 5. Students may self-refer or be referred to the counselors by teachers/staff and/or parents. Confidentiality is respected.
CONSULTATIONS: I am available to have meetings with teachers, administrators and/or parents to discuss the needs of individual students. I am here for all students and want to ensure that your child has a productive and positive school year. If I can support your child in anyway, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Any student can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. I encourage you to reach out if you have concerns regarding your child.
**Confidentiality** Please note that all information discussed is confidential between me and your child, unless they are planning on hurting themselves, hurting someone else or someone is hurting them.
Please feel free to call me, or stop in so that we can meet face to face. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (281) 641-1607.