Caldwell High School School Counseling

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Mrs. Wells does not maintain 24/7 access to her email. Your safety and well-being are important to me. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency outside of school hours, please call 911 or the crisis hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8355). You can also text your zip code to 898211 to get connected to a crisis intervention specialist. Other helpful resources include:

- Crisis Text Line: text "HOME" TO 741741

- Nationwide Children's Youth Hotline: 1-614-722-1800

- Teen Hotline: 1-614-294-3300

- Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

- Safe Schools Tip Line: Call or text 1-844-723-3764

- Allwell Behavioral Health:1-740-732-5233

- Noble County Sheriff Department: 1-740-732-5631

I am a Noble County native who has a passion for working in this area. Our area is unique, which means our students are unique!

I am happily married to my husband, Evan, and we have three cats: Sabre, Zephyr, and Sunflower.

Meet your school counselor!

Mrs. Alexis D. WElls, Licensed School Counselor

Education:

  • Ohio University '20 (Master's in School Counseling)

  • Muskingum University '18 (Bachelor's in Child and Family Studies, English)

  • Shenandoah High School '14

Right now I am...

  • Reading: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

  • Playing: Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Nintendo Switch), Overwatch (PC)

  • Watching: High School Musical The Musical The Series

What is a school counselor?

School counselors assist students at all levels, from elementary school to college. They act as advocates for students’ well-being, and as valuable resources for their educational advancement.

What do school counselors do?

School counselors work with students in three primary areas: academics, career/college prep, and social and emotional development!

What about guidance counselors?

School counselors used to be called guidance counselors. However, the field shifted to allow for a more comprehensive education for school counselors to help students of all age- and with more than just career planning!

"Historically, the term “guidance counselor” was used to reference counselors working within the school system. These counselors’ main role was to “guide” students to college: writing letters of recommendation and sending out transcripts. However, this role has evolved in the past decade, and many schools are now using the term “school counselor” instead.

School counselors are highly trained and support students in many ways in addition to guiding them to college. The role itself has evolved from a focus on post-graduation planning and administrative support to today’s focus on embracing a comprehensive approach to optimize student outcomes in much more than just college planning. Focus areas include emotional support, family intervention, social development, academic guidance, and career planning. School counselors are now a strong, collaborative member of an educational team."

Counseling@NYUStaff (2017). The Evolution from "Guidance Counselor" to "School Counselor". https://counseling.steinhardt.nyu.edu/blog/difference-between-guidance-counselor-school-counselor/