Counseling Groups

The Elementary School Counseling Program at JJCS is available to all students and is designed to develop positive relationships with students and enhance their lives through activities, lessons and conversations that reinforce their learning and development. The counseling program supports every student's social, emotional, academic, developmental  and personal growth, so they can become productive students, successful citizens, and life long leaders.

 Some small group and individual topics are: 


Social Skills

Making Good Choices

Banana Splits (Divorce)/Changing Families

Organizational Skills

Study Skills


Anger Management
Stress Less

Group Counseling/Support Groups - these sessions consist of a variety of topics, some listed above.  This is a place where a group of students who share similar needs or interests come together once a week, for 6-8 weeks, and work on skill building together. 

Individual Counseling - these sessions are action-oriented and solution-focused, based on the needs of the individual.   During these sessions, students learn different ways to deal and cope with difficult social situations or life events, recognize their strengths, share feelings, build confidence, and develop problem-solving skills.  

Lunch Bunch Groups -  these are small group sessions that provide all students the opportunity to build relationships with each other and the School Counselor.  Students are able to choose which skill building topic they would like to learn more about, and join in for a fun and educational experience with peers.  Students participate in activities that build different life skills.  The list of topics are located under the "Monthly Lunch Bunch" link on this website.

School Wide Classroom Guidance Lessons - In the beginning half of the year, I enjoy going into every classroom to teach developmental lessons on a wide range of age-appropriate topics.  To learn more, please contact me. In addition, I can also go into the classroom on an "as needed" basis to address specific classroom or grade challenges, such as, but not limited to: anti-bullying, peer relationships, tolerance, self-esteem, and empathy.

Students are encouraged to see me if they are having any kind of problem.  No matter what the size of the problem is, if it is important to you, it is important to me:)


Students should look at the School Counselor as a helper and problem-solver, NEVER as a disciplinarian.  My office is a “safe place” for our students and it is important for them to know that my door is always open when they need to talk about their feelings.

Jessica Senna,
Sep 6, 2018, 10:32 AM
counseling program
Jessica Senna,
Sep 16, 2014, 9:29 AM