Shapleigh School Counseling

School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.

What does a school counselor do?

School counselors work closely with students, staff, and families to help connect students with the support they need to be successful in school, manage situations they face in life, and assist students in developing a sense of self. In addition to the following school based counseling services, school counselors can also help connect students and families with community resources:

Counseling for individual students - students meet with counselors individually to get help with friendships, difficulties they are facing in school or outside of school, and to help learn how to deal with difficult feelings they may be experiencing. A student, parent, or teacher can request for a school counselor to meet with a student.

Small groups - Both counselors run periodic small group sessions focused on social skill development, anxiety, family changes, self-esteem building, improving organization and academic skill development.

Classroom lessons - throughout the year school counselors provide classroom lessons for all students around topics such as improving executive functioning skills, internet safety, empathy/compassion, managing strong emotions, problem solving, exploring interests and career possibilities, making healthy decisions, and more based on student need.