Welcome! My name is Christine Clifford and I am the school counselor at Lincoln Street School in Exeter, NH.  I have been a school counselor at both the middle school and elementary school levels since 2002 and I am so excited to be part of the community here at LSS!

Services I can provide to our students include:
  •  Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Social Skills support
  • Friendship Building
  • Mediation
  • Processing difficult situations

I also have the opportunity to do classroom guidance lessons.  Topics can include:

  • Bullying
  • Friendship
  • Good decision making
  • Tattling vs. Telling
  • How to be a Successful Student
  • Self Esteem
  • Appreciating Differences

What Does a School Counselor Do?
  • Helps all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development.
  • Serves a role in maximizing student success.
  • Supports a safe learning environment.
  • Addresses the needs of all students through culturally relevant prevention & intervention programs.
  • Works with individuals and groups.
  • Helps identify needs of students.
  • Encourages better inter-personal relationships.
  • Promotes positive attitudes and choices.
  • Aides teachers and parents in helping students.
  • Coordinates efforts with other school specialists
  • Coordinates referrals to outside agencies.
  • Sponsors community outreach programs.

School Counselor Limitations
Guidance counselors do not provide mental health services. Our counselors have the necessary skills and training to help students with their emotional needs related to their development and education. 
At times it may be necessary for students/families to seek outside agencies for services that are beyond the scope of school counseling.

All school counselors in SAU 16 align aspects of our job with the ASCA National Standards.  To view these standards please click on the following link:
You can find a general list of the k-5 standards on the SAU website.  For standards specific to Lincoln Street school please refer to the following link:

Parent resources:




 Parent/Teacher Communication:


Please feel free to contact me anytime if I can help support your child in school:

(603) 775-8923