Welcome to Ms. Gosz’s School Counseling Page!
About Ms. Gosz:
I'm so happy to be the School Counselor for Drummond Montessori Magnet School!
I have many roles and responsibilities as a counselor, but most importantly I have the joy of working with each student throughout the school year through a variety of programs. Some of these programs include: classroom lessons, small group counseling, individual counseling, and preparing students for the GoCPS High School Application process. I also collaborate with school staff, faculty, administration and parents in order to best meet the needs of students.
More information regarding counseling programs:
Small Group Counseling:
A variety of small groups will be offered throughout the year to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who may be experiencing similar life situations. Groups can range anywhere from 2-6 members and meet for only a few weeks at a time. I try my best to meet with small groups at a time that does not take away from classroom presentations.
Rainbows & Rainbows Silver Linings, Bounce Back, and Anger Coping will be making a return for SY22/23.
Some students may benefit from short-term, one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges. If you feel your child may benefit from individual counseling, please email or call, to set up a time talk regarding the issue your child is experiencing. It is important to note that this type of counseling is not therapy, but can be very helpful for children experiencing a challenge or situation in their life.
Classroom Guidance Lessons:
Throughout the year I will provide developmental classroom guidance lessons or social emotional lessons to different classrooms. Some of the topics we may cover include: understanding feelings of ourselves and others, peer relationships, problem-solving skills, goal-setting and decision-making, and conflict resolution.
Outside Counseling Support Referral List:
If you or your family is in need of immediate counseling/crisis support, please take a look at the list of behavioral health hospitals below, go to the closest emergency room, or contact 911.
Ms. Gosz and Ms. Manley (school social worker) are unable to support students during the summer. It's recommended to reach out to your insurance provider to ask about behavioral health services in your network. The list below contains behavioral health resources, but it should be noted that you check with your insurance provider first. (This list does not contain all behavioral health clinics in Chicago.) If you choose to seek further psychiatric/psychological support, it will be at your own expense.