HHS Counseling


HHS offers a comprehensive school counseling program including individual counseling services along with prevention and intervention for academic, social and emotional needs.

Individual Counseling

Adolescence is a time of many social, emotional, and physical changes for high school students. In school, short-term or crisis-based counseling can be used to help students and families meet personal and academic goals. Sessions are held in private and include approaches to build self-efficacy, increase emotional awareness, learn goal setting, and stabilize in moments of crisis. Counseling staff respect student confidentiality. Sessions remain private unless students are at risk for self-harm or harm to others.

Referral to Outside Agencies

Highland Local Schools works closely with OhioGuidestones to provide services such as individual and group counseling to students at home and in-school. We are also aware of various programs for substance abuse, eating disorder, emergency safety, and other mental health treatments.

Emergency Hotlines and Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Crisis Text Line

Text 741741  https://www.crisistextline.org/

Alternative Paths, Crisis and Behavioral Health Hotline

330-725-9195 www.alternativepaths.org/ 

Hope & Healing (Medina & Summit Counties Rape Crisis Center and Battered Women's Shelter)

Hotline: 330-434-7273  https://hopeandhealingresources.org/

Fire, Police, or Medical Emergencies - Dial 911

Medina County Sherriff's Dept 3330-725-6631

Job & Family Services (to report suspected abuse or neglect)

(only during business hours, contact Sherriff's Dept during non-business hours) 

330-661-0800 https://www.mcjfs.us/

More resources available via Medina Cty ADAMH Board

If you would like to make an appointment with your school counselor, please either:

Come to the Counseling Office and ask Mrs. Norman to add you to our calendars or

Email your counselor and we will work on a day and time to meet, whether in-person or Zoom.

Alexis Raines

Last Names A - F

330-2391901 x5210

Fax: 330-239-7388


Julie LakINS

Last Names G - L

330-2391901 x5211

Fax: 330-239-7388


Carolyn Colbow

Last Names M - R

330-2391901 x5212

Fax: 330-239-7388


Jim Addington

Last Names S - Z

330-239-1901 X5213

Fax: 330-239-7388


Mrs. Rini Ohlemacher

Mental Health Liasion

Grades 9-12

330-239-1901 X5207

Fax: 330-239-7388


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