Role of HS Counselor

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Professional School Counseling

Professional school counselors are trained in both education and counseling, allowing them to function as a facilitator between parents, teachers, and students in matters concerning the student’s goals, abilities and any areas needing improvement. School Counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population.

  • Individual and small group counseling (short term interventions)

  • Crisis intervention counseling

  • Conflict resolution and peer facilitation

  • Consultation/collaboration

  • Referrals to outside services (including mental and physical health)

  • Student Advocacy

  • Advocate for individual students

  • Advocate for positive change in the school and in the district