We provide a comprehensive K-12 counseling program which addresses the academic, career, and social emotional needs and achievements of each individual student. These services are provided in partnership with our schools, families, and the community. The ultimate goal of the counseling program is for each student to graduate from Susquehanna Township School District with the skills, abilities and knowledge necessary to make responsible and informed decisions about themselves and their future and to make positive contributions to their community and society.
Regularly meet with students on an individual basis. My door is always open for them if they want to talk about issues they are having with friends, school, home, etc. Our conversations are always confidential, unless the student's safety, or the safety of another student is in danger. In these cases, I need to break confidentiality and alert an administrator and/or parent.
Small Group Counseling:
Small counseling groups will be offered throughout the school year. Some topics of counseling groups may be (but are not limited to): Anger Management, Family Changes, Study Skills, Grief and Loss, Friendship, and Social Skills. I will always contact parents and gain permission before beginning a group.
Classroom Guidance Lessons:
During the school year I will visit your student's classroom to deliver lessons on improving their social emotional learning. I will also be introducing students to career related topics. Other times I may visit a classroom at the request of a teacher if they are having a classroom-wide issue/problem that may need to be addressed.
It is vital that parents, teachers, and administrators are on the same page to address student needs. I can meet with teachers and administrators to discuss student problems, plan for strategies to address these problems, and follow up on their progress. I am also available to meet with parents to discuss any concerns they may have.
Referral to resources:
As a school counselor, I am knowledgeable of outside resources that are available within the community. If parents have questions or need recommendations for these agencies, I can provide with them informational brochures or contact information.